Executive Coaching Services in Brighton, East Sussex

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Executive Coaching Services in Brighton, East Sussex 2019-10-04T10:05:18+01:00

Equan offers Executive Coaching in Brighton, East Sussex

Equan executive coaching offers a supportive but challenging space to explore your strengths and identify areas you want to develop. By taking affirmative action through goal setting and reflection you can become the leader you want to be.

Coaching will help you develop your leadership skills and identify and remove any obstacles that are limiting your success. Executive coaching will also support you to

  • Be more creative and flexible
  • Give and take constructive feedback
  • Improve time management
  • Manage stress
  • Improve your resilience
  • Improve how you make decisions
  • Improve how your communication and interpersonal skills
  • Improve your work/life balance

What is Executive Coaching?

Executive coaching is designed specifically for people who work in or are working towards a senior/ executive role. The primary goal of executive coaching is to improve your performance and effectiveness as a leader.

Executive coaching provides a space to explore your leadership style, develop a deeper understanding of who you are and identify the leader you want to be. Executive coaching will take you on a journey of self-improvement and change that will transform how you operate in the workplace, ensuring that you achieve your goals and feel fulfilled in what you do. Executive coaching will help you manage your stress and be more effective in the limited hours you have in the day. Executive coaching can be done on a 1 to 1 basis or can be provided to a senior management or executive team.

What ’s the difference between working with a Career Coach and an Executive Coach?

A career coach works with an individual that is unsure of where their career is headed and might want to make a total change in the work they do. A career coach will help the client explore options and guide them through making decisions

An executive coach works with successful clients who want to further their career in a senior or executive position. Executive coaches also work with clients that have been at a senior or executive level for a period of time and just want to reinvigorate their leadership approach or have a particular area they would like to make some improvement in.

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The Equan Executive Coaching Approach

The Equan executive coaching approach is client centered and varies dramatically between clients based on the areas of improvement they want to address and what they want to achieve. In the initial phone call we will discuss what your goals and desired outcomes are and I will provide some options and ideas of how we can work together.

In the first face-to-face session we will further unpack the reasons you were motivated to start working with a coach. We will start to develop a plan of action that will be reviewed at each session. The Equan approach to executive coaching uses various models and techniques. The models used are the GROW and FUEL models.

The GROW Model

Goal: The client and coach establish the goals for the coaching sessions within the first session. The coach will guide the client to develop achievable goals or SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, timeframed) goals. The coach will ensure the goals are explicit and not vague by asking questions like how will you know you have achieved this goal, what will it look like, how will it feel?

Current reality: During this phase of the coaching process the client will articulate what the current situation is. This will include, what’s happening, what’s the result, what work has already been done to resolve/ improve and what are the conflicts.

Options : The coach will assist the client to explore all options available. This can be done through simple brainstorming and then some questions from the coach to extract more detail through questioning, what else? What are the pros and cons? What are the SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) of each option?

Way forward : Once the client has articulated and explore the current state, what the desired state looks like and what the options are it is time to work out what needs to be done to make the change. What are the actions? How will you stay motivated? How do you prioritise these actions in busy schedule? How will you recognise and manage obstacles?

The GROW model is not just a liner process, the coach will guide the client through the steps and revisit steps as required. Each coaching session will start with a review of what has been covered and achieved previously so there is a constant review of the goals and actions to ensure they remain relevant.

The FUEL Model

Frame: In the frame phase the coach and client will contextualise the aim of coaching. The way the coach and client will work together will be agreed, including how often we will meet and what will happen between sessions. In this phase we will also agree the overall objectives of coaching.

Understand: The coach will guide the client to explore the current state from a personal and an objective viewpoint. Through this phase the client will gain a deeper understanding of the emotional and core belief systems that play into the current state.

Explore : Through this phase the coach will guide the client through a process to really understand what the desired state looks like. What would this new way of working or being look like? How would this change make the client feel? What would others notice about the client once the change has been made?

Layout plan : After spending some time understanding what the current and desired states are the coach will help the client to lay out a plan to achieve the goals and move into a new way of being or working. During this phase the desired goals and outcomes can be revisited to ensure they remain relevant.

The GROW and FUEL models may appear similar a face value but they are very different ways of working. GROW is suitable for specific goals such as improving public speaking whereas FUEL allows more time for discovery and is suitable for less specific goals such as becoming more efficient and effective leader. Executive coaching will normally start with looking at the client’s performance and areas that potentially need some improvement. Through this process of improvement the client will be guided through a developmental coaching process where they learn through their actions and making changes. Developmental coaching builds confidence and helps the client explore other areas for improvement.

Once a client has moved through the performance and developmental phase they can then go into the transformational phase of the coaching process. The move through the different aspects of executive coaching is entirely dependent on the client and what the goals of coaching are. Transformational coaching guides the client through a process of discovery and understanding of your core belief system. Central to your core belief system are assumptions that we have been gathering since childhood and storing in our subconscious mind. Our assumptions are made up of experiences that help us learn from dangerous and unpleasant situations and quickly deter us from getting into those situations again. Our experience and assumptions lead to our emotions and as time goes by all 3 become enmeshed to create a personal core belief system.

Issues with our core belief system include generalising our experiences or using assumptions to fill in any gaps in experience, this leads to inaccurate or false assumptions. These assumptions lead to negative self-talk and inner dialogue. Executive transformational coaching will guide you through a process that questions your assumptions and core belief systems that will enable you to let go of self-doubt and any negative conditioning you may be holding onto. Executive transformational coaching will help you to develop the skills and behaviours to be the most authentic leader you want to be.

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Executive Coaching is about Personal Development

Executive coaching is for senior leaders throughout their career and is an ongoing process of personal development. Coaching has become hugely popular over the last decade because of the amazing results it achieves with individual clients. Executive coaching is a process where by the client identifies from within what needs to be addressed and then through the guidance of the coach finds the recourses to take action and make positive change.

Executive Coaching puts you on the fast track

Executive coaching will help you identify and remove any obstacles that are in the way of you being the best leader you can be. Executive coaching helps you identify your personal leadership style and feel comfortable and be authentic in who you are at work.

Successful leaders undergo a continuous process of change and working with a coach means that you have ongoing support to navigate change positively and effectively. Committing to working with a coach shows your employer or future employer that you are serious about achieving your work goals and that you are actively pursing personal development. In a competitive market this can give you the edge that you need to succeed.

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Equan Executive Coaching Services

All Equan executive coaching services are tailored to meet the needs of the individual or team and are specifically designed to achieve the client’s goals and objectives.

Executive coaching in Businesses

An executive or senior team of highly preforming individuals does not necessarily make a highly performing team. Executive coaching in a team environment can support a team to perform at the highest level through

  • Better communication and interpersonal relationships
  • Developing trust, understanding and compassion
  • Developing a shared vision and commitment
  • Shared understanding of current performance
  • Shared understanding of action areas and priorities

CEOs and Leaders

Executive team coaching is perfect for senior management teams and executive teams. This type of coaching can be beneficial for new senior teams, teams that have gone through significant change or teams that have a record of adverse incidents or poor performance.

Emerging leaders

Providing executive coaching for emerging leaders and potential talent in your organisation has an amazing return on investment. There are significant talent shortages through out many industries and providing leadership coaching for emerging leaders can give your organisation a lead as an employer of choice.

Team Coaching – performance and development coaching to maximise team performance and cohesion

Team coaching for management teams at all levels can have a significant positive impact on team performance and cohesion. Coaching can turn a team that is a group of individuals into a highly functioning system that understands the value, strengths and contributions of each member.

Coaching can facilitate critical conversations within a respectful space to enable teams to move through problematic situations. The coaching process can support individual teams members to focus on the bigger picture and move away from focusing only on their individual views and aspirations.

Coaching will create a more resilient team that is better equipped to handle adversity and change in a consistent and integrated manner. After all a whole team is better than the sum of its parts.

Executive Coaching for Individuals

Executive coaching is for managers and leaders in a senior position or aspiring to be in a senior role. Coaching can help you achieve your goals faster and more effectively than doing it alone.

Leadership style

Executive coaching guides you through a process of self-discovery and understanding. Through coaching you can learn what type of leader you currently are, what type of leader you want to be and how you can get there. Understating your leadership style and practicing in an intentional way means that you will be an authentic, confident and respected leader.

Self-awareness

Coaching provides a space for you to understand who you are, what are your motivations and what is important to you. Through this process you become more self-aware and understand your reactions and emotions in difficult and challenging circumstances. Self-awareness leads to the ability to self-regulation that enables you to practice at a higher level even in the most challenging and difficult situations.

Unlock potential

Coaching guides the client through a process that unlocks potential that may have been blocked through self-doubt and negative core beliefs. Coaching provides a supportive space to question and challenge the negative self-talk that can lead to inaction and lack of confidence.

Build productive relationships

Coaching can help you build and maintain positive and meaningful relationships in the work place through reflection and understanding your reactions and behaviors.

Formulate goals and objectives

One of the major reason clients work with a coach is to achieve goals and outcomes that make them more successful and content in the workplace. Coaching provides the client with a framework to articulate goals and to devise a plan to achieve the desired outcomes.

Debrief and support

Senior managers and leaders can find it difficult to gain support within the workplace due to time constraints and not wanting to disclose issues to peers and bosses. Coaching provides a confidential and constructive environment to discuss and work through challenges you are encountering.

Sounding board

Coaching can be a safe place for testing out new ideas. This space can lead to deeper exploration and more creative thinking than possible in the workplace. The coaching process can lead to outcome that would not have been possible due to constraints in ways of thinking at work.

The Executive Coaching Process

The executive coaching process is different for each individual and team and tailored to ensure goals and outcomes are achieved.

Set clearly defined goals

The initial phase of the coaching process is to clearly articulate and understand what the goals and outcomes of coaching are. Often when clients engage a coach they have a vague idea of the improvements they want to make and outcomes they want to see. Starting with unpacking these goals and really understanding the desired outcome is the beginning of the learning and change process.

This phase is especially important for teams as we often assume we have a shared understanding of what we want to achieve but the details or meaning maybe very different for individual team members.

Build a true picture of the starting point

Acknowledging what the current situation can be challenging and confronting but a necessary part of understanding the work that needs to be done to successfully achieve goals and desired outcomes. Coaching provide the time and the support to reflect and hold the mirror up without judgment or fear of consequence.

Review options

Once the starting point and desired outcomes are understood we will then spend some time exploring options and making decisions on what is possible. Coaching supports and pushes clients to explore options that may have normally been out of the realms of possibility, to be more creative and imaginative with what is actually possible.

Review, evaluate and celebrate success

Each session will start with a review of the previous session and what has been achieved. We will evaluate actions and make any changes where required. One of the most satisfying things within the coaching process is the dedicated time and space that is created to celebrate success that we normally don’t find time for rin our busy work lives.

Agree actions

The next phase is to agree actions and set some time lines around when the actions will be achieved. The coach guides and supports the client to develop these actions with the underlying understanding that we all have the internal skills and resources to be successful and achieve outstanding results.

Benefits of Executive Coaching

Coaching is a relatively new phenomenon and had gained popularity in the last decade because of the success individuals have experienced through the coaching process. The coaching process is lead by the client, the outcomes and the actions on how to get there are articulated by the client all under the expert guidance of the coach. The client centered nature of the process results in an individual experience of personal change and growth that is meaningful and sustainable.

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The benefits of Executive Coaching to the Individual

Coaching assists client’s to make positive change that improve leadership and management abilities. Clients will increase confidence, gain a deep understanding of what they want form their career and will become more motivated to achieve personal and business goals.

Stress reduction

Work related stress can have a negative impact on your success at work and your wellbeing. Over 1 million works days are lost to stress every year in the UK (HSE, 2017) and many people are so stressed at work they cannot function to at a level that is required for the position. Coaching helps clients to understand their stress triggers and implement strategies to reduce stress to a healthily level.

Navigate change, conflict or crisis successfully

Coaching is a process that allows clients to reflect and learn how they approach and handle difficult situations. Through this a coach will listen, question and guide clients to explore new ways of being in times of change, conflict or crisis.

Increased resilience

Resilience is the ability to manage stress, change and conflict through wellbeing, self-awareness, having a clear personal vision and managing stress. Coaching increases resilience through a process of self-reflection, identification of areas for improvement and making positive change.

Enhancing personal effectiveness and performance

One of the main outcomes of executive coaching is transforming a client into the best leader he or she can be. Managing stress and building resilience results in clients having the ability to be more effective and improve performance at work.

Increased openness to personal learning and development

A good coach will hold the mirror up and provide feedback that clients may not receive in their work or personal lives. This environment of honesty that is client centered offers a place for the client to reflect, learn and grow on a much deeper level than is possible in other learning environments.

Identifying solutions to specific work-related issues

Coaching provides a safe and neutral space for clients to explore options and desired outcomes to manage difficult issues in the workplace. Clients often feel unable to talk to colleagues and superiors in the workplace to resolve issues for fear of judgment and negative attitudes. A coach offers an environment that is there for the client’s best interests only.

Preparation for role/career changes

If you are planning your next move in your career executive coaching will help you to explore options and devise a plan for career progression. Coaching will ensure you have the confidence and ability to articulate your strengths that will give you the competitive edge you need to succeed.

Increased self-awareness

Self-awareness is one of the most significant outcomes of the coaching process. Understanding your emotional reactions and underlying belief systems leads a client to a place where emotional regulation, confidence and self-acceptance become natural everyday behaviors. These characteristics and attributes will make you stand out as a high preforming leader that is valued and respected in your workplace.

Job Satisfaction

Coaching provides an effective environment for a client to reduce stress, improve relationships, and to increase self-awareness. The positive change that is made by the client in turn results in an overall increase in job satisfaction.

The benefits of Executive Coaching to the Organisation

Whether it is individual or team coaching executive coaching offers many benefits to the organisations. Coaching is recognised as a powerful tool in building successful and cohesive teams. Coaching assists teams and individuals to have clear focus and be more effective and efficient in the workplace.

Greater commitment and engagement from directors and senior managers

Investing in directors and senior managers through executive coaching creates a positive corporate culture and improves engagement at all levels if the organisation.

Recruiting and retaining talent

In a highly competitive recruitment market providing executive coaching to senior staff will give you an edge and recognition as an employee of choice.

Facilitating the adoption of a new culture in your business

Coaching supports clients to explore new ways of working and facilitates a shifting to a positive attitude. Individuals who are resilient and work with a problem solving approach create a culture that is innovative, supportive and cohesive.

More creative outlook in business planning

Executive coaching provides a space for individual and teams to explore options and new ways to do business. The coaching process is one of reflection and exploration that supports clients to engage in new ways of thinking and reveal untapped capacity.

Improved management of other staff and relationships between people and departments

Coaching takes a client on a journey of self-awareness and understanding of their leadership style. Coaching offers a space for individuals to reflect and explore options to improve on interpersonal and communication skills. This has a huge impact on how the client manages their teams and communicates with their peers and superiors.

Stress reduction

Work related stress can have a negative impact on your success at work and your wellbeing. Over 1 million works days are lost to stress every year in the UK (HSE, 2017) and many people are so stressed at work they cannot function to at a level that is required for the position. Coaching helps clients to understand their stress triggers and implement strategies to reduce stress to a healthily level.

Increased ability to navigate change, conflict or crisis successfully : Coaching is a process that allows clients to reflect and learn how they approach and handle difficult situations. Through this a coach will listen, question and guide clients to explore new ways of being in times of change, conflict or crisis.

Increased resilience : Resilience is the ability to manage stress, change and conflict through wellbeing, self-awareness, having a clear personal vision and managing stress. Coaching increases resilience through a process of self-reflection, identification of areas for improvement and making positive change.

Enhancing personal effectiveness and performance : One of the main outcomes of executive coaching is transforming a client into the best leader he or she can be. Managing stress and building resilience results in clients having the ability to be more effective and improve performance at work. Identifying solutions to specific work-related issues.

Coaching provides a safe and neutral space for clients to explore options and desired outcomes to manage difficult issues in the workplace. Clients often feel unable to talk to colleagues and superiors in the workplace to resolve issues for fear of judgment and negative attitudes. A coach offers an environment that is there for the client’s best interests only.

Increased openness to personal learning and development : A good coach will hold the mirror up and provide feedback that clients may not receive in their work or personal lives. This environment of honesty that is client centered offers a place for the client to reflect, learn and grow on a much deeper level than is possible in other learning environments.

Increased self-awareness : Self-awareness is one of the most significant outcomes of the coaching process. Understanding your emotional reactions and underlying belief systems leads a client to a place where emotional regulation, confidence and self-acceptance become natural everyday behaviors. These characteristics and attributes will make you stand out as a high preforming leader that is valued and respected in your workplace.

Preparation for role/career changes : If you are planning your next move in your career executive coaching will help you to explore options and devise a plan for career progression. Coaching will ensure you have the confidence and ability to articulate your strengths that will give you the competitive edge you need to succeed.

Job Satisfaction

Coaching provides an effective environment for a client to reduce stress, improve relationships, and to increase self-awareness. The positive change that is made by the client in turn results in an overall increase in job satisfaction.

Whether it is individual or team coaching executive coaching offers many benefits to the organisations. Coaching is recognised as a powerful tool in building successful and cohesive teams. Coaching assists teams and individuals to have clear focus and be more effective and efficient in the workplace. The organisational benefits can include:

Greater commitment and engagement from directors and senior managers
Investing in directors and senior managers through executive coaching creates a positive corporate culture and improves engagement at all levels if the organisation.

Recruiting and retaining talent : In a highly competitive recruitment market providing executive coaching to senior staff will give you an edge and recognition as an employee of choice.

More creative outlook in business planning : Executive coaching provides a space for individual and teams to explore options and new ways to do business. The coaching process is one of reflection and exploration that supports clients to engage in new ways of thinking and reveal untapped capacity.

Improved management of other staff and relationships between people and departments : Coaching takes a client on a journey of self-awareness and understanding of their leadership style. Coaching offers a space for individuals to reflect and explore options to improve on interpersonal and communication skills. This has a huge impact on how the client manages their teams and communicates with their peers and superiors.

Facilitating the adoption of a new culture in your business : Coaching supports clients to explore new ways of working and facilitates a shifting to a positive attitude. Individuals who are resilient and work with a problem solving approach create a culture that is innovative, supportive and cohesive.

Contact Equan today for any further information and to organise your free initial consultation. Call us Now 0759 882 7143

How do I get the most out of executive coaching?

To get the most out of coaching the client needs to be

  • Committed to the process and motivated to make the changes required
  • Ready to allocate the required time in their schedule to attend coaching sessions
  • Responsible for work done between sessions and to prioritise completing actions agreed
  • Open to feedback from coach, peers, colleagues and managers
  • Open to adapting new ways of working
  • Ready to challenge your thinking and core belief system
  • Comfortable with and trust the coach they are working with

What can I get out of executive coaching?

Clients that engage an executive coach go through a journey of self-discovery and learning. The results you can get from working with a coach can be as minor as learning a new skill to as life changing as adopting a new way of thinking.

Executive Coaching and Return on Investment

Research has shown that there is a significant return on investment with executive coaching. It is difficult to measure all the areas that coaching can have an impact on as they are numerous and far reaching.

How much does Executive Coaching usually Cost?

The cost of coaching varies depending on experience and areas of expertise of the coach.

Individual Executive Coaching Sessions

From £65 per session

Team Executive Coaching Sessions

Cost to be agreed prior to initial session

Executive Coaching Away days or Workshops

Cost to be agreed prior to session

What do executive coaches look for?

Coaches are trained professionals that have the ability to work with a client and guide them through a journey of self-awareness. Coaches work with the underlying belief that the client has the resources and personal ability to manage challenges and obstacles in their path to success.

What are the qualities of a good coach?

Each coach will have different styles, approaches and strengths but the following are essential qualities for highly effective coaches

  • Self-awareness
  • Ability to listen to understand (not just to respond)
  • Can reflect back accurately
  • Organised and consistent
  • Enable clients not direct them
  • Ask the right questions to guide the client to places of self discovery
  • Provide meaningful and constructive feedback
  • Trustworthy and maintain confidentiality
  • Creates a safe environment for exploration and creative thinking
  • Creates an understanding of accountability

Related FAQs

Do you Use a Particular Methodology or Theory?
The Equan approach to executive coaching is client centered and can vary greatly for each individual client. The coaching models that are used as a framework for the sessions can be the GROW model (Goal, Current reality, options and way forward) or the FUEL model (Frame, Understand, Explore and layout plan).
During the initial session we will discuss and agree how we are going to work together. If client comes to see me and knows the specific goal of the coaching then I will tend to use GROW model, but if a client wants to make more general improvements in their personal or business life then we may use FUEL as it gives more time for exploring and understanding the issues before formulating a plan for improvement.

Alongside the chosen model for the sessions I will also use a combination of Neuro-linguistic programming, cognitive behavioural coaching, mindfulness-based coaching, positive psychology and hypnotherapy techniques. All approaches will be discussed and agreed with the client.

How are Executive Coaching Objectives Agreed?
The coach and the client will develop objectives during the first few sessions. These objectives will be reviewed and updated or changed as the sessions progress.

What kind of issues can I bring to Executive Coaching?

A client can bring any issue to executive coaching that is impacting personal or work life.

What can I Expect from Executive Coaching? How Does it Work in Practice?
Coaching can work in many different ways depending on the client and the goals of the coaching sessions. What you can expect is a session every week that supports and inspires you to grow and develop in your leadership role. Coaching will offer a space that is just about you and your personal development.
How can I be Sure my Executive Coach Knows my Industry?
A coach does not have to be an expert or have any experience working in your industry. A coach is a trained professional who guides and supports you to take action and make positive change to achieve your desired outcomes.
What About Confidentiality?
Coaching is a confidential relationship between coach and client. Confidentiality is covered in the terms and conditions contract that is signed before starting sessions.
What do executive coaches do?
Executive coaches work will clients who are in senior roles or are working towards gaining an executive position. Coaches help guide the client through a process to improve their leadership skills and attain goals to be successful in the workplace.
What Types of Executive Coaching Programmes do you Offer?
All programs are developed to address the client’s goals and outcomes. Programs can be tailored to meet needs and budget of the client.

Will you come into my workplace for the Executive Coaching sessions?

Yes absolutely I can come to your workplace. There will be extra charges for this service that are agreed at the initial session.

Are my line-Manager and Other Stakeholder Involved in the Executive Coaching Process?
The coaching process is confidential and that will not be comprised at any point. In some instances line managers and senior teams may require some reports on progress. This will all be agreed at the initial session.
Can I use Coaching as Continual Professional Development Time?
You will have to check this with your professional body or employer but in most instances yes you can.
What is the definition of an executive coach?
An executive coach is a trained professional that works with clients who are in or working towards being in a senior or executive role. A coach works with the client in a collaborative way guiding them through a process whereby the client overcomes difficulties and challenges to achieve their career goals and outcomes.
What does an executive coach cost?
The cost of executive coaching varies depending on experience and areas of expertise of the coach. Equan coaching is £65 per session.

How do you use an executive coach?
A client will decided to work with a coach for a wide variety of reasons, but in the most part clients will engage a executive coach to improve their leadership and management skills so that they are more effective and accomplished in the workplace. The coaching relationship is client focused and the agreed way of working will be dependent on what the client needs and what the are goals of the coaching.
What are the benefits of executive coaching?
Executive Coaching benefits both the individual client and the organisation they work for. Coaching assists client’s to make positive change that improve leadership and management abilities. Clients will increase confidence, gain a deep understanding of what they want from their career and will become more motivated to achieve personal and business goals. Other benefits include
How Often Will I Meet With my Executive Coach?
Sessions are normally weekly.

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