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Leadership Development Mentoring & Coaching

Want to be an Effective SME Leader or Manager?

Influence your team to greatness

Develop insanely awesome people skills

Get the best out of your people (and yourself)

Leadership mentoring can help you do all of this and more.

It’s not magic, but it is a roadmap that will take you from where you are now, to where you want to be.

Who is if for?

The Aspiring Leader

Leadership mentoring is for you if:

  • You’re either already a manager (though the first to admit you need a bit more experience) or you’ve always seen yourself as a potential leader.
  • You want to build a great team to demonstrate you have what it takes to climb the ladder.
  • You know that with that extra bit of growth and development, you’d get on the shortlist for that position you really want

The Business That Wants Winning Teams

Leadership mentoring is for you if:

  • You want to retain and develop your people.
  • You’ve spotted leadership talent and you want them to grow, not go.
  • You know there’s room for improvement when it comes to getting the best out of your people-are you overlooking the talent in your business?

Imagine creating a high performing team that gets results and goes the extra mile because of your leadership.

What would it be like to accomplish your goals and celebrate hitting new heights in your career?

Tell me your dream leadership destination and I’ll support you to get there.

With 30 years of experience and expertise in leading teams and projects in a large office-based organisation, you are in safe and knowledgeable hands.

I know what it takes to succeed as a leader and how to do it your way.

 Book a discovery call now and find out how mentoring can up-level your leadership skills.

Before the session I will ask you to complete a DISC assessment. This will help us understand what areas you need support with the most and what we will focus on. You will receive your full report before our first session together. We will discuss the insights from the report and how you can use this.

During the first session we will agree on the issues that need exploring and what your expectations are from the sessions.  

We will also decide how many sessions you need and how often.

At times, you can expect me to question and challenge you. This will help you develop and cope when back in the workplace. It will also get you thinking differently.

Subsequent sessions will explore what has gone well, what could have gone better and discuss any issues you want to thrash out.

No subject is out of bounds and you are in a safe space.  What you tell me is treated confidentially.

I am not judgemental.  Opening up and being honest enables us together to get you to the best position to feel in control and resilient, with whatever is thrown at you in the workplace.

There is nothing worse than being left stranded after a session.  Sometimes issues can be bubbling up that can’t wait.  If you are in a programme of mentoring sessions with me, then you get my support through email, chat, telephone or zoom in between sessions.

Struggling with having a difficult conversation or an uncertain situation to deal with? 

My mission is to create the space that gives you the support.

I will also send out any tips or additional resources that I think you may find useful  

 

My blog covers what I need from you.

The key is that you want to learn and develop and are happy to explore, sharing warts and all.  Without frank, honest conversations, nothing will change.

In between the sessions you need to take the actions agreed.  This is how we can tell what’s working well for you.  It also gives us the opportunity to explore what didn’t go so well and why.  Often it will just be a simple tweak needed. 

The times I would go on training courses, to be given new methods to try and when I went back to the workplace, I could almost guarantee the first time the method would backfire.  I would have dearly loved a space to offload and explore what had happened.  Being a manager and leader is lonely at times. That sense of being able to bounce thoughts and ideas freely can remove great big barriers and often get you to see that what you thought was terrible, was in fact something tiny. 

Payment is taken at the time of booking.  Individual sessions can be booked and paid for through the Calendly link.

The initial session, which includes the DISC assessment is £150.  The assessment is essential as it tells me your preferred way of communicating, how you prefer to be managed, how you react under stress and gives pointers to create smoother relationships.

It also aids with your emotional intelligence understanding.  Something we all need to work on.

It will give you time to consider your team and how they fit with your styles and approaches.

Further sessions are blocked in blocks of 3 months including support between sessions.  Sessions are fortnightly. 

The cost is £999 for the 3-month package, (if you proceed after the DiSC session, that payment will count towards the 3 month programme) which is payable upfront as one payment or in three instalments – the first payment at the start, the next payment before session 3 and the final payment before session 5.   This is via PayPal or can be invoiced.

Longer mentoring programmes can be arranged, subject to need. Contact to discuss

Before we start any work together we will have an initial session together to make sure we gel.

Being open and willing to discuss different options will help with the sessions.  Having a “growth” mindset rather than a “fixed” one is key.

Being prepared to try different approaches and ideas will give you a new dimension with you and your team.

If you’re coming into the mentoring time thinking the sessions won’t help, then you need to establish whether it is the right time for you.

I’m here to help you navigate bumpy roads and understand what you need to change.

The first session will reinforce to you whether mentoring is what you need right now.  We all have different learning styles and occasionally mentoring may not work for some or your mindset can be in a different place. 

 Your heart and mind have to be bought into this journey.

I understand that life and business has a habit of throwing curveballs and will accommodate rescheduling where possible, however, it is important to remember that you have brought me in to address important issues for you. 

This work needs to be prioritised.  I’ll respect your time and expect you to respect mine.

Leading teams and projects with so many personalities and deadlines can seem so pressurised.

You owe it to yourself to care about yourself.  If you don’t who will?

Feeling lonely in your role?

Struggling with making decisions?

Feel like your confidence is being eroded?

Then leadership mentoring creates your time to delve deep and understand what you need.

Seeing constant problems and feeling like you are paddling frantically?

Mentoring will give you time to reflect, identify the right actions to give you the best outcomes.

I remember feeling under immense pressure and having no one to turn to. I ended up with a heart attack.  Don’t let that be you?

Mentoring creates opportunities too. You just never know where it will lead.

But it always leads somewhere better for you and the business.

In the first instance I think it is vital we have a session together to understand your leadership style, understand your DISC style and check what your goals are for the business and teams. 

Any changes you want to see within your team have to start with you.  Culture starts from the top down.

You play a key role in helping embed any changes agreed with the team member in their sessions, so it is essential we are on the same wavelength. After completing a DISC questionnaire, you will receive a comprehensive report that looks at your leadership behaviours.  It will help you with understanding where more work is needed and where your strengths lie.

Once the team member completes their DISC questionnaire you will understand how to align to get better results.

Once we’ve had our session, we will agree a mentoring session for your employee.

It is essential your team member is completely onboard with the whole process and that you’ve spelt it out to them why the mentoring is needed.

Managers who aren’t aware they need to develop don’t do well with mentoring. If your team member isn’t on board with the process, they won’t get the most out of it.

You need to be sharing where changes need to happen before my session with them and clearly sharing the benefits.  As part of our session, we can articulate this for you to use. If this sounds like a difficult conversation, don’t worry we can help you with that.

The initial session will be £150 including the DISC report.

Further sessions are blocked in blocks of 3 months including support between sessions.  Sessions are fortnightly. 

The cost is £999 for the 3-month package, (if you proceed after the DiSC session, that payment will count towards the 3 month programme) which is payable upfront as one payment or in three instalments – the first payment at the start, the next payment before session 3 and the final payment before session 5.   This is via PayPal or can be invoiced.

Longer mentoring programmes can be arranged, subject to need. Contact to discuss

The first thing to realise is that it’s not criticism of you that you are being sent on these sessions.  Quite the opposite.  It shows they can see your potential and growth that’s achievable.  Your employer wants to bring the best out of you and to do that they need you to be fully committed to the process.

For the mentoring sessions to work, you need to be open to developing.

After an initial discussion with your leader and/or manager, I will ask you to complete a DISC assessment. This will help us understand what areas you need support with the most and what we will focus on. You will receive your full report before our first session together. We will discuss the insights from the report and how you can use this.

During the first session we will agree on the issues that need exploring and what your expectations are from the sessions. 

We will explore the areas your manager and/or your leader have highlighted.

We will also decide how many sessions you need and how often.

At times, you can expect me to question and challenge you. This will help you develop and cope when back in the workplace. It will also get you thinking differently.

Subsequent sessions will explore what has gone well, what could have gone better and discuss any issues you want to thrash out.

No subject is out of bounds and you are in a safe space.  What you tell me is treated confidentially.

I am not judgemental.  Opening up and being honest enables us together to get you the best position to feel in control and resilient, with whatever is thrown at you in the workplace.

 

 

 

 

A brilliant series of coaching sessions which not only gave me chance to reflect and develop my own approach to the initial subject, but so much more around how to help develop and train people around me. Nicola sent useful, engaging and thought provoking content, she challenged and questioned my thought processes.

Chris Huffen, Regional Managing Director (Outstanding Recruitment)

Nicola tested my mettle, she forced me to think longer term than the next couple of weeks, Nicola helped me to realise that I have the knowledge and the skills required and encouraged me to plot and plan for the future, recognise where I could delegate and to also recognise my own strengths.

Donna Rainee Bows Burrell, Branding and Graphic Design

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