If you are looking for growth in the critical areas of self-awareness, self-acceptance, personal confidence, and Leadership confidence, then look no further, we passionately believe in the outcomes of this programme, and are sure you will too.
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 psychological profiling; 360 degree emotional intelligence feedback from 50 of your stakeholders; self-awareness values and strengths experiences; personal branding and impact/assertiveness development, 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 being an outstanding woman in leadership!
In addition to the benefits of generic leadership coaching for both men and women, this programme offers extra value by also providing specific and different coaching interventions for female leaders. It will help unlock ambitions, strengthen resilience and inspire courageous leadership. Additional themes include establishing credibility and increasing impact and presence.
The programme also aims to bring women in similar situations together in a supportive environment for group coaching in between the one to one coaching to shed new light on experiences, share insights, collaborate and support thinking about future opportunities.
The programme will help organisations that are committed to having a gender diverse leadership team and want to strengthen their female talent pipeline, and support women in overcoming specific barriers.
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.
You will gain clarity on how others perceive you as a leader and develop insights that will support your personal leadership development.
The programme is also supported by group Action Learning Sets after each coaching session to embed shared learning experiences. This provides a valuable opportunity to network with other high potential women to allow you to share experiences, challenges and ideas all in a safe environment.
You can expect to take ownership over your personal leadership development, conversations about your career and your career success.
Heightened self awareness & finding balance
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 Executive 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 Executive Coach will take you through a full contracting conversation to ensure there is a shared clarity on expectations and learning/coaching preferences. Then you will experience the benefits of psychological profiling, and the impact your preferences have on your innate confidence levels. Coaching Session 1 comes together in a full life coaching experience – the most powerful and empowering conversation you are ever likely to have! This will focus on understanding the often complex balance between work and other areas of your life and what’s required to remain resilient. Your coach will then take you through an exercise to develop insights about your critical stakeholder relationships examining who at work makes up your network and the levels of support and power in your personal tribe.
Values driven, authentic 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. You will review your leadership profile in line with your psychological preferences before working with your coach to find your personal authentic leadership style, and most importantly, your purpose.
‘Perception is reality’ 360 degree feedback
Coaching Session 3 (2 hours) is focused on how the world around you experiences you in relation to emotional intelligence. Your Executive Coach will 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 Executive Leadership Confidence. You will then hear from up to 50 of your stakeholders, and have the opportunity to learn more about benefits and challenges of having high and low emotional intelligence scores and patterns, as well as addressing any limiting beliefs. Then you will benefit from a ‘transactional analysis mindset’ dialogue with your Executive Coach, working with your thought processes on the themes of resilience, confidence and maximising stakeholder relationships from the position of ‘Adult’.
Positive psychology, strengths and my personal brand
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! 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.
Your coach will then help you to build on this profile to define your own personal, authentic brand to ensure you stand out, are known for all you have to offer, and to help open up more opportunities. Your unique brand will help you manage your career development and how you are perceived.
Maximising impact and presence
Coaching Session 5 (2 hours) is focused on your ability to leverage your energy and presence to develop your own personal brand as a highly capable woman in leadership. Your coach will support you in exploring the significant value you bring to your organisation, before focusing your time on how best to maximise your impact and assertiveness, addressing physical and psychological insights. We will explore what courage means to you and how you “lean in”, put yourself forward and be heard. The coaching session leads into a visualisation experience focused on role models and role modeling – who are you when you are the role model, and who do you aspire to be?
A future foundation built on confidence – 3 way coaching
Coaching Session 6 (2 hours) is a culmination and a high point in your experience. You will benefit from the focused attention of your line manager and Executive Coach, both fully committed to your personal and professional success. You will guide them through your Women in Leadership 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 is your vision, 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? How do you navigate the different stages of your career journey and avoid derailment? Having completed your own analysis of your Women in Leadership coaching experience and written a summary testimonial to support your journey, you will then 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.
“Changing organisational culture takes a combination of: a positive belief in a new future, expertise and professional external insight, high levels of both support and challenge, and passion and energy to make it happen. All of these elements shine through when working with MRA. They absolutely make a difference in our organisation, and I couldn’t recommend them enough – my ‘go to’ Executive Coach provider”
Kate Price, Head of HR, Wilko