Yes it can and is successfully offered in many different settings. General career coaching is for teenagers onwards. However, our company specialises in helping people in their mid-20’s, 30s, 40s and 50s onwards.
Can I have a one off coaching supervision session with you?
This is not what usually happens. We like to build on-going relationships with those we supervisor. For example, we usually set up 4 meetings over a period of 12 months. Once a quarter the coach engages in a 90-minute session.
We do work with younger people who have been promoted into new leadership roles and where the company wants to invest in their development. More frequently, we are engaged to work with senior, existing leaders who are at managerial, director or board level.
We do and depending upon the location and circumstances, this is often a combination of face-face coaching and regular virtual coaching. You would need to contact us to discuss your coaching needs, context, and location.
We don’t tend to use profiling tools. Our own Transformational Coaching approach uses the power of story on an individual, team and organisational level. We are highly skilled at understanding and working strategically with you whatever your role or context.
Does the advanced Narrative Coaching Training Course offer certification?
On request, we provide a Listening Partnership CPD certificate on successful completion of the course. We also offer coaching certification through the Listening Partnership. You would need to be in regular coaching supervision with us and have several clients you are working with using our narrative approach. Contact us for more information about this process.
You want someone you get on with, connect with and build a trusting, positive relationship with. You can take our expertise for granted, so the best way to choose is to contact us for an exploratory discussion, no strings attached.
How does executive coaching differ from career coaching?
Executive coaching is about the person in their context plus the business strategy and the leadership elements of their current role. Career coaching is has more to do with how the individual develops their career path, independent of their current role.
How is coaching for women different from your general executive coaching?
It is similar, in that our coaches are experienced leadership coaches first and foremost. We are adept at dealing with the issues you, as a professional women want to explore. It would however include both your business challenges and opportunities, as well as the gender-specific issues that you want to raise.
Yes, we are skilled at coaching individuals who are at a transitional point in their lives. They maybe changing tack to enjoy a more fulfilling career where they are or elsewhere. We also help people in the third phase of their working life – those drawing to the end of a successful career who want to find rewarding, meaningful roles that utilise their skills in new contexts.
Is supervision mandatory with you once I have completed the Narrative Coaching Course?
For the Advanced Narrative Coaching Training there is a 45-minute pre-course meeting. For our one-day courses there is no need for a pre-interview session. It is best to contact us for more information, so that you understand what is needed to join the particular course you are interested in attending.
Is there preparation to do before the training courses?
It will helps you see the wood for the trees, guiding you expertly to make the right career decisions for your stage in life, lifestyle, skills, personality type and ambitions. It maybe that you want to make the most of what you are already doing career wise or you want to think through some different options. Either way, we are skilled at working with to you to come up with a plan ahead.
What experience do you have working at board level?
This depends on the situation. If the team has 6 members or under we use one team coach, if team has 6 – 12 members, we call in a second team coach. We do not usually work with teams that are bigger than 12 people.
Most of our coaching meetings take place in London, Oxford or at your place of work. We do work nationally and internationally, and do travel to see people further afield. However, this would be discussed at start of any coaching programme and form part of our up front agreement with the client or company