Clare


Coaching and performance management don’t go together.  There, I’ve said it.  Why not? Because, your employees may not trust you enough to tell you their real desires and needs, or share their vulnerabilities with you, if they think that this might be held against them in the performance management process. […]

Leader as Coach: When to use a Coach ...


transition 2
You might think that once a person has handed in their notice and leaving, that’s it.  You can’t afford to waste your precious time on them, when you need to look forward to finding their replacement and getting them trained up. But wait. This person might be a great asset […]

Leader as Coach: When to use a Coach ...


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I’ve written before about pacy coaching.  There’s an assumption that good coaching takes time, but I’ve experienced great, challenging coaching (as coach and as client) in a 20 minute session.  I’m learning all the time about what keeps the momentum going; here’s what I now know: Contract Cut to the […]

Pacy Coaching – Be more Challenging



career change
One of your team members appears to be disengaged and bored with his role.  He’s very capable, but his heart just isn’t in it anymore.  You’ve been doing what you can to motivate him, but you haven’t managed to find that sweet-spot in your team that would make the most […]

Leader as Coach: When to use a Coach ...


Often in organisations, the scope and scale of a person’s role can change.  That may be part of a reorganisation so not necessarily welcome, or, more welcome, to give the employee extra capacity to learn and grow. As this person’s leader, we may need to teach them first, before we […]

Leader as Coach: When to use a Coach ...


Maternity and paternity returners benefit hugely from coaching.  They’ve been through a massive change, and that will affect their return to work.  Those who have taken a sabbatical, study leave or long-term sick leave might also benefit from support as they are re-joining the workforce. Coaching for endings for those […]

Leader as Coach: When to use a Coach ...



changing role
One of your team members has found a great new role inside the organisation.  Moving roles internally is a time to celebrate with them – not to feel sorry for yourself because you now need to find a replacement and train them up.  Too many leaders hold onto their team […]

Leader as Coach: When to use a Coach ...


authentic leadership
Your team member has proven themselves to be a strong performer; so much so that they have earned a promotion.  That means things will change.  Not just their status and their pay-grade, but the expectations (yours, theirs and other stakeholders’). So coaching is important to support them through the change, […]

Leader as Coach: When to use a Coach ...


new joiner
You have a new member on your team, new to the organisation even.  How do you support and challenge them?  If they don’t know how to do the job, then of course, training is the right intervention, at least to start with.  But if they have already done the job […]

Leader as Coach: When to use a Coach ...