Simple yet effective personal development
When used appropriately coaching can be an immensely powerful tool in helping individuals and teams achieve their potential.
The importance of chemistry
The ultimate purpose of coaching is to empower individuals to make dramatic and enduring changes, using the support of the coach as a catalyst.
As such, successful coaching requires intimate conversations and a deep level of trust and openness. It’s therefore vital that, as the client receiving coaching support, you feel comfortable working with the assigned coach. It is for this reason that we actively encourage chemistry sessions where you and your coach have an opportunity to meet beforehand to explore whether it feels like the right fit.
We understand that different individuals will have different preferences and requirements. In order to recommend the most appropriate coach we will conduct an initial scoping session to understand your personal preferences in terms of coaching style, the particular challenges being faced, and the format of coaching you feel would be most effective.
Using this information we will then recommend three coaches we feel would suit your requirements, and set up chemistry sessions with each of them.
Our coaching services
We can provide coaching support in a wide range of areas, in a variety of formats. Our service is designed to support your organisation and employees at any stage of their development journey. This can include:
- 1-on-1 employee coaching
- Team coaching
- Face-to-face coaching sessions
- Telephone or virtual sessions
- Executive level coaching
- Leadership development coaching
- Skills-focussed coaching
- Performance coaching
- Psychometric tools & feedback
The coaching process
Typically, as a client, you will be encouraged to present an issue that you wish to address and the coach will examine the issue in more detail with you.
By examining the issue and exploring how it connects to other areas greater insight can be gained, and a more comprehensive root cause is often identified. During a coaching conversation our coaches will be working hard to enable you to gain a new understanding of the issue, and the impact it has. You will be working proactively to develop new solutions and approaches to resolve the challenges identified.
We may also suggest gathering feedback from colleagues in order to provide additional data to support the coaching conversation. Using this feedback enables a better understand of how you are perceived by those around you, and may provide alternative focus areas.
Our six principles of coaching
It’s essential that all of our coaches work in a consistent manner to ensure quality, so we have developed our six key principles of coaching, which set the context for all our coaching relationships:
- The client has a wealth of existing knowledge, skills and experience that give them the necessary resources in order to resolve their identified challenges.
- The role of the coach is to enable the client to make the connections to their past experiences, and use all their resources to progress their issue successfully.
- Our coaches empower and enable their client to consider and approach things in a different way to get a different result, and take action that moves them closer to the outcome they want to see.
- Learning from the past is important, as is visualising the future and taking stock of your current situation in order to progress.
- The coach is there to work with the client, not for them or vice versa. In order for successful outcomes to be achieved full commitment is required from both parties.
- It is ultimately up to the client how they proceed in addressing their personal challenges. No ideas will be forced on the client, and no choices will be made for them – the client is responsible for their own development, the coach is a catalyst for this.
We always ensure our customers receive the highest standard of coaching and as a member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council our business adheres to the EMCC code of ethics.
Thales Learning & Development also respects the Codes of Conduct, Ethics and Standards of the different formalised Councils, Organisations and Regulatory Bodies for Coaches/Coaching, and is committed to promoting and demonstrating best practice in Coaching.
The one to one coaching is absolutely invaluable