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Creating the space and time to make crucial business decisions through strategic thinking partnerships

Introducing coaching for CEOs

Our coaching for CEOs is specifically shaped for those who lead their organisations. We understand that the pressures at the head of an organisation are unique. Perpetually in the limelight, constantly ‘on-call’, at the centre of perceptions and the politics of the situation.

The demands on your time and the responsibility that you hold, means that you need to get it right more often than not. The buck stops with you. Potential business success and the risk of failure are your constant companions. You are under scrutiny every second of every day. Making sure your business gets results is forever in your mind.

Our coaching approach

Our coaches are intelligent, business savvy and informed professionals whom you can trust. Providing the space for you to show up honestly and just be you, no matter how you feel or what is happening in your world. Their role is to be there for you when you need them most.

We realise that you are responsible for managing numerous stakeholders, maximising the collective output of your people and setting the strategic direction. We have worked alongside CEOs for over 25 years. We understand how pivotal your role is and how important it is for you to handle it all effectively.

We understand all these complexities and that it can sometimes feel isolated and lonely. Our coaching offers you the opportunity of someone to talk to when you need those significant conversations. Our coaches will support and challenge you, be a sounding board and strategic thinker with you.

Our leadership coaching will provide:

  • Time and regular access to a coach – just when you need one most
  • Confidential time and space to reflect and think-out-loud
  • Space to make sense of things, think strategically and make key decisions
  • A fresh perspective and a chance to see things from different angles
  • An opportunity to sift through the myriad of pressures and keep the business on point

Story-making leadership

Our coaching is also be informed by our distinctive Story-making Leadership framework. Our approach to leadership is premised on our insight that a key strategic capability for all leaders is to improve their narrative literacy – their capacity to read the stories that swirl around the organisation. It is about purpose, communication and engagement. It is about create compelling new stories and then communicating them succinctly and clearly to every stakeholder group.

Our leadership coaching will also help you identify areas of potential weakness and provide strategies for mitigating against these blind spots. It will go to the heart of your leadership resolve and strengthen your courage to lead effectively and do whatever the role requires.

Succession planning

We will also help you plan your succession. Do you have key people you want to see grow? As CEO, it is your responsibility to have a plan in place for the organisation after you leave. Working with us you can ensure all your potential successors are firing on five cylinders. You know it’s part of your brief to develop your immediate colleagues, to prepare them to take over when you eventually go.

Meet our directors

Jude Elliman

Jude helps her clients to think clearly, strategically and practically. She supports her clients as they face big challenges and pressing, significant issues. Jude’s coaching approach is highly relational, organisationally savvy and results-orientated.

Work with Jude

Nick Isbister

For 26 years, Nick has been a trusted advisor to many leaders and emerging leaders. He focuses on working with senior executives, helping them negotiate the pressures they face at the top of their organisations.

Work with Nick

Meet our other coaches

“This Leadership Coaching been a fantastic journey of discovery, incredibly rewarding and at times provocative. I am absolutely convinced that my professional development, clarity of personal brand and overall career fulfilment have all benefited significantly since working with my Listening Partnership Coach.”

Barry McNeill
Sportsology, CEO

True Grit – The importance of getting your story straight

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“This Leadership Coaching been a fantastic journey of discovery, incredibly rewarding and at times provocative. I am absolutely convinced that my professional development, clarity of personal brand and overall career fulfilment have all benefited significantly since working with my Listening Partnership Coach.”

Barry McNeill
Sportsology, CEO

“Listening Partnership’s way of understanding how story works in business and in my leadership role has transformed the way I think about my whole business strategy and given me the confidence to shape how I tell our story to our clients and to our whole organisation.”

Blake Wooster
21st Club, CEO

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Introducing coaching for CEOs

Our coaching for CEOs is specifically shaped for those who lead their organisations. We understand that the pressures at the head of an organisation are unique. Perpetually in the limelight, constantly ‘on-call’, at the centre of perceptions and the politics of the situation.

The demands on your time and the responsibility that you hold, means that you need to get it right more often than not. The buck stops with you. Potential business success and the risk of failure are your constant companions. You are under scrutiny every second of every day. Making sure your business gets results is forever in your mind.

Our coaching approach

Our coaches are intelligent, business savvy and informed professionals whom you can trust. Providing the space for you to show up honestly and just be you, no matter how you feel or what is happening in your world. Their role is to be there for you when you need them most.

We realise that you are responsible for managing numerous stakeholders, maximising the collective output of your people and setting the strategic direction. We have worked alongside CEOs for over 25 years. We understand how pivotal your role is and how important it is for you to handle it all effectively.

We understand all these complexities and that it can sometimes feel isolated and lonely. Our coaching offers you the opportunity of someone to talk to when you need those significant conversations. Our coaches will support and challenge you, be a sounding board and strategic thinker with you.

Our leadership coaching will provide:

  • Time and regular access to a coach – just when you need one most
  • Confidential time and space to reflect and think-out-loud
  • Space to make sense of things, think strategically and make key decisions
  • A fresh perspective and a chance to see things from different angles
  • An opportunity to sift through the myriad of pressures and keep the business on point

Story-making leadership

Our coaching is also be informed by our distinctive Story-making Leadership framework. Our approach to leadership is premised on our insight that a key strategic capability for all leaders is to improve their narrative literacy – their capacity to read the stories that swirl around the organisation. It is about purpose, communication and engagement. It is about create compelling new stories and then communicating them succinctly and clearly to every stakeholder group.

Our leadership coaching will also help you identify areas of potential weakness and provide strategies for mitigating against these blind spots. It will go to the heart of your leadership resolve and strengthen your courage to lead effectively and do whatever the role requires.

Succession planning

We will also help you plan your succession. Do you have key people you want to see grow? As CEO, it is your responsibility to have a plan in place for the organisation after you leave. Working with us you can ensure all your potential successors are firing on five cylinders. You know it’s part of your brief to develop your immediate colleagues, to prepare them to take over when you eventually go.

Meet our directors

Jude Elliman

Jude helps her clients to think clearly, strategically and practically. She supports her clients as they face big challenges and pressing, significant issues. Jude’s coaching approach is highly relational, organisationally savvy and results-orientated.

Work with Jude

Nick Isbister

For 26 years, Nick has been a trusted advisor to many leaders and emerging leaders. He focuses on working with senior executives, helping them negotiate the pressures they face at the top of their organisations.

Work with Nick

Meet our other coaches

“This Leadership Coaching been a fantastic journey of discovery, incredibly rewarding and at times provocative. I am absolutely convinced that my professional development, clarity of personal brand and overall career fulfilment have all benefited significantly since working with my Listening Partnership Coach.”

Barry McNeill
Sportsology, CEO

True Grit – The importance of getting your story straight

Failure hurts. When you fail, make mistakes, relationships become strained or you disappointingly lose, it can shatter your equilibrium. Inevitably it always involves having to pick yourself up and dust ourselves off. It can take plenty of resolve and resilience to start again.

“This Leadership Coaching been a fantastic journey of discovery, incredibly rewarding and at times provocative. I am absolutely convinced that my professional development, clarity of personal brand and overall career fulfilment have all benefited significantly since working with my Listening Partnership Coach.”

Barry McNeill
Sportsology, CEO

“Listening Partnership’s way of understanding how story works in business and in my leadership role has transformed the way I think about my whole business strategy and given me the confidence to shape how I tell our story to our clients and to our whole organisation.”

Blake Wooster
21st Club, CEO

Meet our directors

Jude Elliman

Jude helps her clients to think clearly, strategically and practically. She supports her clients as they face big challenges and pressing, significant issues. Jude’s coaching approach is highly relational, organisationally savvy and results-orientated.

Work with Jude

Nick Isbister

For 26 years, Nick has been a trusted advisor to many leaders and emerging leaders. He focuses on working with senior executives, helping them negotiate the pressures they face at the top of their organisations.

Work with Nick

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Feedback matters in business, and great managers set up the conditions where feedback is welcomed. They lead through walking the talk, by building strong, resilient relationships, and by welcoming feedback about their own performance. Giving feedback well - both negative or positive, is a skill every manager needs in order to improve the situation, enhance the person's, team's or department's performance.