Coaching and mentoring are terms that are sometimes used interchangeably or mean different things depending upon the context.
As a lifelong sports competitor, it is no surprise that I relate to coaching and mentoring from that perspective and so from my viewpoint: mentoring helps you find your own way, while coaching adds direction. I believe that a combination of both is often what is most helpful to an individual who has already attained significant influence and now wishes to develop into a true executive leader.
In helping you to find your own way and giving additional direction to assist you along that path, I would expect you to bring the motivation to grow and the willingness for genuine self-reflection. Coaching and mentoring at executive-level is an interactive experience that lets you set and achieve your full potential.
Whether it is introducing a new member of the Boardroom team or continuous professional development for existing Directors, personal growth for individuals, to broaden their strategic understanding, is essential for the success of your business.
The biggest steps forward are taken when you are challenged, on a one-to-one basis, to critically assess yourself and have the opportunity to be introduced to ways in which you can be a better Executive leader and member of the Board. Knowing what is expected of you to play a full role setting and guiding the long-term future of your organisation can sometimes be taken for granted but it shouldn't be - good people can still do a bad job if they are not equipped for the challenge. Boardroom positions can often be lonely and stressful and this impact on your wellbeing will be felt by the organisation. Coaching and mentoring can help you and your team cope with today and look forward to tomorrow - and I am here to give that support.
I've walked your path and I know who good it can feel when it goes right and just how bad it can be when it doesn't. I have a lived experience in Executive roles and the journey that took me there that is rare.
I'm someone that is easy to talk to, will listen attentively and always be open and honest in how I speak.
I have formal training from the Scottish Leadership Foundation and I was a Syndicate Director on the police service's most senior training programme, the Strategic Command Course.