If you are looking for growth in the critical areas of self-awareness, self-acceptance, personal confidence, and early Leadership confidence, then look no further, our track record of delivering this programme sells itself over and over again.
We recognise that early stage leadership can be challenging, so with our help we can get you there with genuine confidence. We will take you on a journey that begins with a facilitated adult-adult, high support/high challenge coaching conversation that recognises your successes and your growth opportunities. “Success measures” will be agreed to enable all parties to measure the return on expectation during and at the end of the programme. Through a blend of 360 degree feedback from 10 of your stakeholders; self-awareness values and strengths experiences and plenty of action planning and reflection, you will experience a coaching programme that is unique in the market – it is built around, and for, you as a unique individual to transition you to becoming an outstanding leader!
What you can expect
You can expect to receive world class coaching from our Post Graduate qualified coaches, all of whom are MBTI and EQi-2.0/360 qualified.
The programme is designed to ensure that it fits with your own organisation’s values, behaviours, and goals in mind – it will feel like it was designed just for you.
Heightened self awareness
Coaching Session 1 (2.5 hours) is designed to set the scene for your experience. Through a robust one-hour adult/adult conversation with your line manager and Coach you will design your own “success measures” (goals) which will become the focus of your coaching, alongside the self-awareness experiences prepared for you. When your line manager leaves, your Coach will take you through a full contracting conversation to ensure there is a shared clarity on expectations and learning/coaching preferences. The coach will then take you through a series of exercises to drive insight across three critical areas: life, priority work objectives, and your critical stakeholder relationships. This session will lift you out of the detail of everyday leadership and set you up for success.
Values driven leadership and its cultural impact
Coaching Session 2 (2 hours) begins with a conversation focused on your responses to a series of ‘review and reflection questions’, before investing a significant amount of time and energy in truly understanding your critical personal life values. You will explore how these values help and hinder your experiences in life, relationships, leadership and your organisational context. We will learn how your leadership behaviours and the resulting culture you create, if not conscious, are one dimensional – so consciousness is the key here.
‘Perception is reality’ 360 degree feedback
Coaching Session 3 (2 hours) is focused on how the world around you experiences you. You will benefit from a ‘transactional analysis mindset’ dialogue with your Coach to understand the positions you hold yourself and others in, and the impact of this mindset. Your Coach will then guide you through a model called ‘Cultures of Confidence’, helping you to recognise any low confidence drivers, and more importantly the techniques to increase your Leadership Confidence. You will then hear from 10 of your stakeholders to learn how they receive you in line with your organisation’s values and behaviours, as we look to drive out your strengths and further areas for development.
Positive psychology – strength focus
Coaching Session 4 (2 hours) brings to life a positive psychology experience where you will explore the learnings from your past and how to bring them into your high-performing future. By analysing your strengths in terms of energy (rather than capability) you will leave with a plan to let go of learned behaviours, and replace them with the activities that really make the difference and that you are truly famous for! If you don’t smile at Coaching Session 4, we have a problem! Towards the end of the session you will pull together all of the insights you have created over the past 4 sessions, and pull them together into your ‘green circle of Leadership Confidence’ – you at your best, most energised and most confident leadership self.
‘Return on expectation’ 3-way coaching
Coaching Session 5 (2 hours) is a culmination and a high point in your experience. You will benefit from the focused attention of your line manager and Coach, both fully committed to your personal and professional success. You will guide them through your Coaching journey, your greatest insights, critical highs (and lows), and tell them a story of the most confident version of yourself. Your line manager will coach you and look for opportunities to build on your experiences, open doors, and create opportunities to further embed your Coaching experience for the long-term. An energising and honest career coaching dialogue will then take place, looking at both the long and short term plans for you – what are your plans, what relationships will you need to succeed? What behaviours will you need to display? What more do you need to know to ensure you are in a ‘no risk’ position, and you’re top of the list for the selection process?
A future foundation built on confidence
Having completed your own analysis of your Coaching experience and written a summary testimonial to support your journey, Coaching Session 6 will be led by you. You will have the space to maximise the time you have left with your Coach by focusing on your current biggest challenge, ensuring you leave your journey confident and fully set for success. You have the opportunity to explore your personal support network, and you will have clearly identified the necessary relationships you need to thrive in the weeks and months ahead. Before you formally close your coaching relationship, you will have the opportunity to reflect on your journey, where you have come from and where you are now, and measure your growth in 4 key areas: self-awareness, self-acceptance, personal confidence, and ultimately your Leadership confidence. We’re so confident that you will see growth across these indicators – trust us!
“When working with any partner, from world class agencies to market leading consultancies, I look for three things: expertise in their field, flawless delivery and high quality individuals. Matthew Radley & Associates has delivered on my personal leadership journey and more broadly for my team. I’m lucky that I can choose to work with pretty much any organisation. I always choose Matt.”
Carolyn McKeever, Global Head of Marketing Communications, Shell