WORKING WITH ORGANISATIONS
Supporting the development, empowerment and wellbeing of your people
I work with charities and social enterprises to support the development, empowerment and mental wellbeing of their people.
With a professional background in International Development, I have supported and led diverse teams and individuals at national and international levels. I have a strong empathy with organisations that focus on people empowerment, human rights, poverty reduction, disability and social and mental wellbeing.
I provide an empathetic, non-judgmental and confidential space for people to explore their challenges in a safe and supported way. Enabling them to talk, think, reflect and feel empowered to create personal solutions that impact positively and sustainably across all areas of their life, not only their work.
Using a Transformative Coaching approach, I help them build self-understanding by exploring their values, beliefs and strengths and the impact these have on thoughts, feelings and behaviours. This creates confidence, self-belief and self-compassion, setting a powerful foundation for them to drive change.
I use a wide range of models, tools and questioning techniques derived from my training, experience and ongoing learning. I draw on these as is relevant to the individual and their needs.
Organisations I have supported include: WWF, Mental Health Foundation, Cancer Research UK, Plan International, WaterAid, ActionAid and Versus Arthritis.
AREAS OF SUPPORT
Develop leadership and management style, assertiveness and resilience
Manage and lead organisational change and shifts in dynamics
Tackle overwhelm, confidence and self-doubt challenges
Maintain effective professional relationships
Explore career direction and progression
Step into a new role confidently and with self-belief
Create a work-life balance to maximise personal & professional potential
Return to work confidently and motivated after maternity or other leave
I tailor the coaching programme specifically to the organisation and the individual’s unique situation and needs.
A 3-way contracting process between Sponsor (usually HR or line manager), Coachee and Coach ensures that the needs and expectations of both the organisation and the individual are built into the coaching programme. This may include initial conversations with the sponsor ahead of introducing the potential coachee to me and/or a 3-way conversation during the contracting stage.
I offer a free Discovery Consultation for potential coachees to explore whether I’m the right coach for them.
GROUP COACHING AND FACILITATION
Group Coaching and Facilitation provides a platform for collaborative support amongst those sharing similar challenges or experiences. Whether that’s an organisational team, an interdepartmental project team, a peer group or people brought together through shared experience.
It gives people an open, supportive and safe space to work through their challenges together, enabling them to take action and learn from each other as individuals, as teams and as peers.
Group Coaching supports participants to:
Learn from each other’s experience
Enhance personal effectiveness and productivity
Develop coaching skills to support and empower others
Generate ideas and solutions to personal and shared problems
Promote strategic thinking
Develop self-confidence and the courage to take action.
Embed a solution focused, self facilitated, support structure that can be continued beyond the coaching programme
Examples of where Group Coaching and Facilitation can help:
Facilitated discussion where project teams address and overcome challenges
Coaching techniques to help a team think differently and mobilise action
Creating a safe space for people with similar experiences to support and motivate each other
Helping networks develop a structure and way of being that enables open dialogue, sharing of information, learning and effective action
Group Coaching and Facilitation Programmes are tailored to the organisation and the individuals' specific needs and are an effective way to enable more staff to access coaching support. Contact me to discuss group support for your organisation and people.
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SUPPORTING WORKING PARENTS
Recognising the huge value that working parents bring and empathising with the emotional, logistical and psychological challenges they experience, I work with organisations to support and empower the parents amongst their people.
CHARITY COACHES COLLECTIVE
As well as working independently with organisations, I work in collaboration with other coaches who have charity expertise and are dedicated to supporting the not for profit sector. This enables us to offer broader and more holistic programmes of coaching, facilitation and support.
Contact me to discuss working with the Charity Coaches Collective.