Executive Coaching

Executive coaching involves working through a situation with a neutral partner, the coach, who is an objective observer. Coaching helps to bring clarity of thought, changes in behaviour and to develop the confidence to move forward and fulfil our potential.

LifeForward’s one-to-one executive coaching is empathetic and challenging. We combine listening, questioning, observing and feedback to improve self-awareness, help change thinking and behaviour and create opportunities for on-going self-development.

Does executive coaching include life coaching?

Although LifeForward’s executive coaching is business-focused, the coaching covers anything that affects thinking and behaviours at work. It may include: overall wellbeing; commitments that absorb time and energy outside work (eg family, charitable roles, sport, hobbies and so on); significant life changes such as personal relationships or business secondments; and the impact of personal decisions on work or vice versa. Therefore, there is no clear line between executive coaching and life coaching. Our aim is to work with what arises during the sessions and our coaching is tailor-made to individual needs.

Common areas of focus for executive coaching

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Authentic leadership
Communication
Building presence
Self-awareness
Innovative thinking
Awareness of others
Time management
Challenge behaviours and beliefs
Define goals
Confidence
Emotional intelligence
Personal leadership styles
Business development
Working with stakeholders
Managing conflict
Self-management

What to expect from LifeForward's coaching?

A typical executive coaching session lasts for two to three hours.

Each session allows time for the client to explore their own thinking and behaviours fully and then develop a clear plan of action for change or development.​

We recommend a minimum of three executive coaching sessions over a period of several months.

Regular meetings help the client and holds them accountable for delivering on their actions, enabling reinforcement of new or desired behaviours.​

Confidentiality
Free Chemistry Session
In-person Coaching
Video Coaching
Ongoing Support


Step 1 ~ Where are you now?
A realistic assessment of one’s current position is a good starting point for personal development. This requires honesty with oneself, self-reflection and self-awareness.
How can coaching help?
Working with a trusted coach, who will listen, question and challenge perceptions, can be valuable for busy people to take the time they need to pause and reflect on what's working well and what could be improved.


Step 2 ~ What are your goals and aspirations
Identifying goals and aspirations helps give direction and meaning to what we do. Aligning personal and business goals ensure positive engagement at work and a balance in life.
How can coaching help?
Coaching provides the opportunity to challenge ourselves to do things differently or better, to try something new, set aspirational goals and to fulfil our potential.


Step 3 ~ What is stopping you moving forward?
Limiting behaviours and beliefs are often hard to identify and even harder to change. Getting to the root cause of a problem is a critical first step in solving it.
How can coaching help?
Through listening and questioning, a coach challenges individuals to develop their self-awareness, to gain an understanding of motivations and beliefs,  take ownership of behaviours and understand how to bring about change.


Step 4 ~ What do you need to differently?
Changing habitual behaviours takes practice, enabling the brain to create new connections and allowing new desired patterns of behaviour to become the norm.
How can coaching help?
Working with a coach over an extended period can help reinforce new desired patterns of behaviour and provide the discipline and accountability needed to focus on and achieve ambitious goals. 


Step 1 ~ Where are you now?
A realistic assessment of one’s current position is a good starting point for personal development. This requires honesty with oneself, self-reflection and self-awareness.
How can coaching help?
Working with a trusted coach, who will listen, question and challenge perceptions, can be valuable for busy people to take the time they need to pause and reflect on what's working well and what could be improved.


Step 2 ~ What are your goals and aspirations
Identifying goals and aspirations helps give direction and meaning to what we do. Aligning personal and business goals ensure positive engagement at work and a balance in life.
How can coaching help?
Coaching provides the opportunity to challenge ourselves to do things differently or better, to try something new, set aspirational goals and to fulfil our potential.


Step 3 ~ What is stopping you moving forward?
Limiting behaviours and beliefs are often hard to identify and even harder to change. Getting to the root cause of a problem is a critical first step in solving it.
How can coaching help?
Through listening and questioning, a coach challenges individuals to develop their self-awareness, to gain an understanding of motivations and beliefs,  take ownership of behaviours and understand how to bring about change.


Step 4 ~ What do you need to differently?
Changing habitual behaviours takes practice, enabling the brain to create new connections and allowing new desired patterns of behaviour to become the norm.
How can coaching help?
Working with a coach over an extended period can help reinforce new desired patterns of behaviour and provide the discipline and accountability needed to focus on and achieve ambitious goals. 


Step 1 ~ Where are you now?
A realistic assessment of one’s current position is a good starting point for personal development. This requires honesty with oneself, self-reflection and self-awareness.
How can coaching help?
Working with a trusted coach, who will listen, question and challenge perceptions, can be valuable for busy people so they take the time needed to pause and reflect on what's working well and what can be improved.


Step 2 ~ What are your goals and aspirations?
Identifying goals and aspirations gives direction and meaning to what we do. Aligning personal and business goals ensures positive engagement at work and a balance in life.
How can coaching help?
Coaching provides the opportunity to challenge ourselves to do things differently or better, to try something new, set aspirational goals and to fulfil our potential.


Step 3 ~ What is stopping you moving forward?
Limiting behaviours and beliefs are often hard to identify and even harder to change. Getting to the root cause of a problem is a critical first step in solving it.
How can coaching help?
Through listening and questioning, a coach challenges individuals to develop their self-awareness, gain an understanding of motivations and beliefs,  take ownership of behaviours and understand how to bring about change.


Step 4 ~ What do you need to differently?
Changing habitual behaviours takes practice, enabling the brain to create new connections and allowing new desired patterns of behaviour to become the norm.
How can coaching help?
Working with a coach over an extended period can help reinforce new desired patterns of behaviour and provide the discipline and accountability needed to focus on and achieve ambitious goals. 

Benefits of LifeForward's executive coaching

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Coaching for self-development

Ability to move forward on issues and goals
Better motivation and personal effectiveness
Greater self-awareness and understanding
Increase self-confidence and self-belief
Build self-esteem
Manage stress
Identify unhelpful and limiting behaviours
Increase resourcefulness and resilience
Adapt to change

Coaching for Communication

Empathy and rapport
Managing difficult conversations
Influencing people
Building relationships
Effective leadership
Creating a vision
Effective meetings
Giving and receiving feedback
Building eminence in the market

At LifeForward we use Insights Discovery in one-to-one coaching to help clients develop self-awareness and understanding of themselves and others. 

Insights Discovery is a psychometric evaluation tool that builds on Carl Jung’s 8-type wheel to describer personality preferences in terms of colour energies. It helps people to easily recognise and understand differing personality styles and preferences to improve communication, team work and leadership capabilities.

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Sarah Reynolds
ACC, ACA, CTA
Director

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