Coaching is a self-reflective process, allowing you time to explore, plan and reflect on the actions you have taken or are about to take. Coaching is not about getting advice, because you are in control of your direction. Through coaching, your thinking will be explored , encouraging you to unpack the various factors and influences involved and raise your awareness to more and different possibilities and approaches.
At Coaching Focus, we believe great leaders are clear, consistent, confident and considered. Through coaching, you will have the time and thinking space to develop these strengths in your leadership style and make use of a coach’s mindset in every conversation you hold.
Whether you are early in your leadership career or a more seasoned leader, Janine will encourage you to design the leader you truly want to be and help you be that leader everyday.
Are you being the leader your team needs you to be?
You choose the challenges to be explored and the number and frequency of the sessions.
Some of the areas that might be explored are:
- Building leadership capacity
- Enhancing team performance and dynamics
- Strengthening your leadership style during challenging conversations
- Workplace relationship challenges
- Goal setting and goal achievement
- Strategic thinking and sharing your vision
- Defining and refining your personal brand and public image
- Decision making behaviours and tools
- Time and task management – dealing with stress, anxiety, frustration and procrastination
- Preparing for a new role and managing the transition
- Creating work-life balance to optimise performance
Commonly Asked Questions
Will our conversation be confidential?
I am often asked to coach several people in one organisation and I stress with everyone I coach that their story, their challenges and what we work on together is our business and no-one else’s. I operate under a code of ethics where confidentiality is paramount. If we are to submit a coaching report to your organisation, the contents of that report are decided together.
How many sessions are recommended?
6 sessions across a semester would be a minimum, with the sessions spaced three weeks apart. Across a full year, between 10 and 12 is quite common and a good number to get real change in the way you lead.
What people have said:
Janine was empathetic, asking all the right questions to help me think and reach my own conclusions. In a gentle way, without being confronting, she pushed me to look at myself and help improve my confidence as a leader.
Working with Janine produced instant success! As an executive coach for the leadership groups at Kilvington she has enabled many staff to reflect and achieve professional and personal goals with her expertise and guidance. Janine is knowledgeable in her field of expertise and is able to relate closely to the unique challenge of teaching and teachers. Her unassuming manner combined with tactful but direct conversations make her coaching successful but also individual as she genuinely cares about those she works with. I highly recommend Janine.
Leaders need to know themselves first before they can lead well. Behavioural Profiling is a very efficient and research-based method of mapping your preferred behavioural style, the way you communicate with others and how you are perceived. As a management tool, it also helps to identify your strengths, your contributions to the workplace as well as your challenge areas, with suggestions and strategies to improve your performance.
The profiles Janine uses are double science or triple science tools comprising DISC, Driving Forces and Emotional Quotient, provided by DTS International. The profile questionnaire is completed on-line, and a detailed report, up to 50 pages is produced. Janine will walk you through your Profile Report, which can take up to 2 hours depending on the type of report.