Developing your talent

Are you continually frustrated that your best recruits fail to develop, move on quickly or fail to deliver on their early promise? As a Human Resources Director or a Chief People Officer, you are responsible for knowing and preparing the next-generation of the organisation. As a result, it’s crucial that you’re engaging, developing and retaining your best people and those of high potential. In summary, our leadership coaching for high potentials is then engineered to support this process and bring the best out of the next generation of business leaders.

Our trustworthy, experienced leadership coaches you can call upon to help you in these functions. The leadership coaching team will complement your internal resources and ultimately diversify your commitment to your people. Nowadays, Human Resources is complex, dealing with the broad spectrum of people issues, in often commercially challenging contexts. Navigating the complexity of recruitment, performance and development have never been more crucial. As a result, directors at top-table are often expected to be the expert on the people front. We will:

  • Provide you with leadership coaching that you can completely trust. We come with experience of diverse business sectors and situations
  • Resource you with leadership coaches who can work with your key people to leverage them to the next level, or address and halt a decline in performance
  • Work without delay to create the most cost-effective solution to your pressing people concerns
  • Train your internal coaching resource to create a coaching culture across the organisation
  • Draw upon external resources you need, on hand, when you need them to respond to any tricky people matter
  • In the long run, being able to access our team of highly experienced leadership coaches is a practical solution that will enhance your internal capabilities

How does leadership coaching work?

Our team of expert leadership coaches will work closely with your best and brightest. In brief, we will quickly establish their strengths, what best motivates them and any areas where they can improve. Through a series of one-on-one coaching sessions, we will look to foster an increasingly strategic, big picture, commercial outlook. Ultimately, the leadership coaching will help prepare them for leadership positions with more responsibility. There is a particular emphasis on their leadership skills and how they can manage themselves in more pressured roles.

High-potential candidates so often want to feel a sense of career progression and see momentum forwards. Leadership coaching demonstrates your commitment to them and their professionally. Our leadership coaching approach will help them to develop as people and emerging leaders. In essence, it provides a framework to develop better, retain and challenge your best people. Generally speaking, a business model is only sustainable if you improve your best people and plan for the future with them in mind.

If you would like to discuss how we can work with your high-potentials, get in touch.

Virtual coaching sessions

All our coaching sessions will take place online for the time being. While this may be a necessity due to the pandemic, it has the benefit of increased flexibility and convenience. Our coaches have years of experience using online conferencing tools, allowing them to make virtual sessions just as effective as face-to-face ones.

Meet our coaches

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 coaches
‘It’s been a privilege to both be coached by the Listening Partnership as an executive in BT PLC, as well as to be trained by them later to be a coach. I’m still using these key leadership skills in my everyday professional life.’
Kwen IP
Advancement HK/Asia

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About business ownership and the Founder’s Mentality

We have been privileged to coach many ‘founders’ of businesses. Founders are a special breed. Some we have worked with in the white heat of the early days, some in the mayhem of scaling up, and some in the relative peace of the uplands, once the business has become established and successful. But all of the founders we have worked with are remarkable people whose drive and perseverance have often impressed us.

Mastering the ‘experience economy’ – How customers or clients get what they want

The theory of the ‘Experience Economy’ gives us a powerful way of understanding how people get what they want in any ‘marketplace’. It matters because structuring your business around the idea will change the way you look at what you are doing, and how your clients experience it. If it sounds exciting, it is. Here’s an introduction to the experience economy.

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Developing your talent

Are you continually frustrated that your best recruits fail to develop, move on quickly or fail to deliver on their early promise? As a Human Resources Director or a Chief People Officer, you are responsible for knowing and preparing the next-generation of the organisation. As a result, it’s crucial that you’re engaging, developing and retaining your best people and those of high potential. In summary, our leadership coaching for high potentials is then engineered to support this process and bring the best out of the next generation of business leaders.

Our trustworthy, experienced leadership coaches you can call upon to help you in these functions. The leadership coaching team will complement your internal resources and ultimately diversify your commitment to your people. Nowadays, Human Resources is complex, dealing with the broad spectrum of people issues, in often commercially challenging contexts. Navigating the complexity of recruitment, performance and development have never been more crucial. As a result, directors at top-table are often expected to be the expert on the people front. We will:

  • Provide you with leadership coaching that you can completely trust. We come with experience of diverse business sectors and situations
  • Resource you with leadership coaches who can work with your key people to leverage them to the next level, or address and halt a decline in performance
  • Work without delay to create the most cost-effective solution to your pressing people concerns
  • Train your internal coaching resource to create a coaching culture across the organisation
  • Draw upon external resources you need, on hand, when you need them to respond to any tricky people matter
  • In the long run, being able to access our team of highly experienced leadership coaches is a practical solution that will enhance your internal capabilities

How does leadership coaching work?

Our team of expert leadership coaches will work closely with your best and brightest. In brief, we will quickly establish their strengths, what best motivates them and any areas where they can improve. Through a series of one-on-one coaching sessions, we will look to foster an increasingly strategic, big picture, commercial outlook. Ultimately, the leadership coaching will help prepare them for leadership positions with more responsibility. There is a particular emphasis on their leadership skills and how they can manage themselves in more pressured roles.

High-potential candidates so often want to feel a sense of career progression and see momentum forwards. Leadership coaching demonstrates your commitment to them and their professionally. Our leadership coaching approach will help them to develop as people and emerging leaders. In essence, it provides a framework to develop better, retain and challenge your best people. Generally speaking, a business model is only sustainable if you improve your best people and plan for the future with them in mind.

If you would like to discuss how we can work with your high-potentials, get in touch.

Virtual coaching sessions

All our coaching sessions will take place online for the time being. While this may be a necessity due to the pandemic, it has the benefit of increased flexibility and convenience. Our coaches have years of experience using online conferencing tools, allowing them to make virtual sessions just as effective as face-to-face ones.

Meet our coaches

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 coaches
‘It’s been a privilege to both be coached by the Listening Partnership as an executive in BT PLC, as well as to be trained by them later to be a coach. I’m still using these key leadership skills in my everyday professional life.’
Kwen IP
Advancement HK/Asia
‘It’s been a privilege to both be coached by the Listening Partnership as an executive in BT PLC, as well as to be trained by them later to be a coach. I’m still using these key leadership skills in my everyday professional life.’
Kwen IP
Advancement HK/Asia

Meet our coaches

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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Virtual coaching sessions

Our executive coaches work closely with individuals and teams in businesses throughout the UK and beyond. The ongoing Covid-19 outbreak means many businesses are stopping face-to-face meetings and require entire teams to work remotely. This makes it more important than ever to stay coordinated and to have clear processes in place. Our highest priority is the health and wellbeing of our clients. We are able to deliver our coaching sessions virtually, through online conferencing tools. Virtual coaching sessions are a viable and powerful alternative with benefits along the way: we’re more flexible.

Businesses with remote teams

Remote teams offer powerful advantages but they come with a unique set of challenges. We will help you optimise collective performance in spite of physical distance to release your remote teams’ full potential.

Individuals working remotely

Working remotely can be as challenging as it is liberating. We will help you maximise the benefits, and manage the challenges, of physical distance to your colleagues.