How Does It Work?
I like to work outdoors wherever possible – it gives you a chance for some fresh air, a different view from your workplace and crucially, a total break from work which allows you to think more clearly. But I’m not prescriptive and will happily work indoors if you would prefer (or the weather is horrible) – we can get most of the same learning, without the fresh air.
Whether the coaching is for you as an individual or for your whole team, everyone benefits from the freedom to express themselves in their own way and their own time, so that deeper insghts bring deeper changes.
Get in touch to find out how it could work for you.
There are four basic elements that make up an initial team intervention as follows:
Play To Your Strengths – helping people to fully understand their own behaviour and that of other people who are different from themselves.
Team Activity – allowing people to authentically be themselves in the team setting as they tackle tasks or games
Team Reflecting – stepping back and analysing what has happened
Action Planning – deciding what team behaviours are useful to continue and what to change about the others
I usually use low-level games and challenges that are totally inclusive and require the whole team to collaborate in some way. This gives the best opportunity for the team to see themselves at work, yielding the maximum learning and therefore development possibilities.
I have also had teams build soap-box carts, as well as using collaborative tasks within traditional outdoor pursuits such as canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing, high ropes courses and orienteering.
You simply need help making a decision about a single issue. A half-day walking gives us enough time to delve into the issue, consider the options and weigh them up.
What you want to deal with, overcome or solve will require ingoing coaching over several sessions, usually six is a good starting point, not an infinite number!
You want to deal with a longer issue but you want the premium package of ultimate support to maximise your chances of achieveing what you want. As well as a set of walks (again, usually six), this involves anything that you might find useful such as interim chats (phone or Skype) between walks, the potential for daily prompts via text or email, written notes of conversations and access to a wealth of other resources.
I am qualified to go walking, mountain biking, canoeing, climbing or sailing and am happy to use any of them as a vehicle to coach you although walking, sailing and flat water canoeing facilitate conversations best. But its your choice.
I mostly use venues across the west of Scotland, ranging from short mountainous routes to a stroll through the local formal gardens. You can choose or I can suggest somewhere nearer to your own base.
I’m happy to chat to you for free in the first instance, to see if coaching would benefit you and whether we ‘fit’ – I’d hate you to sign up for a series of sessions and decide after the first one that you don’t want any more (except in the unlikely event that we have dealt with all your topics in one go!)