Coaching

With increasing pressure on training budgets, many companies are focusing on a more individual, bespoke solution which challenges traditional thinking and produces sustainable change. Coaching has far greater impact on the individual and demands a far greater level of participation. As a result, the return on investment is greater and longer lasting.

At Next Steps, we are experienced at coaching individuals and teams by using proven methodologies and the latest psychological approaches to achieving and sustaining change. We work with all types of organisations, large corporates, SMEs, public and private sector, not for profit organisations, government and NGOs.

Having worked at very senior levels in a number of national and international organisations, and experienced first-hand what it takes to become and remain successful in today’s competitive environments, our coaching is dynamic, fast paced, honest and to the point. We are skilled in providing a direct and no nonsense approach.

So, who would benefit from having a coach? Who warrants the investment? Here are a few examples:

A new hire whose first 100 days in a job are critical. Having spent all that money on recruiting them, you need them to quickly demonstrate their worth and you need them to stay. Coaching is vital in helping someone adjust to the culture of a new environment, in setting meaningful goals early on and understanding the expectations of a new role. It is also seen as a great ‘perk’ by a new employee and sets the tone of what should be a productive and rewarding relationship between the employee and the organisation.

Someone with potential who has been identified for a promotion path or assessment centre. Coaching is invaluable in helping them realise how the demands of the new role will differ from their current one and preparing them for the change. Coaching is about learning and creating new futures so the coachee is fully prepared for a successful outcome from any assessment situation.

Someone who has been a highly productive and loyal employee but is struggling to keep pace with the changing demands of today’s business environment. Coaching for performance is extremely effective in these situations.

Group coaching to address challenges common to the group such as how to manage and develop staff, improve productivity, improve customer service.

Skills coaching addressing an immediate need such as negotiation skills, presentation skills, strategic thinking. We can help!

We can work with you one to one or in a team to redefine your goals, identify and overcome obstacles, increase productivity, define and execute strategy and improve your bottom line profitability.

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