As a leader, the challenge to be your best and get the best out of those you lead is ever present.
Experience shows that the people who rise to this challenge are those who continually invest in their own learning. Expectations grow inexorably. Change accelerates. And there is always more to learn. So, as a leader, you are never the finished article.
At Gibsonstarr, we provide bespoke coaching solutions that enable highly aspiring leaders to get to their next level.
The top leaders with whom we work use coaching as a pit-stop in an often frenetic race. It’s where they decide on how they will maximise the value they add. They re-charge, re-focus, get some good thinking time, invest in strategy, reflect on their own effectiveness, solve problems, and commit to improvements.
NEW AND ASPIRANT LEADERS
The step up from senior manager or professional expert to leader is a significant challenge for even the most able. Those who are new to a major leadership role, or are trying to get one, work with us to check and build their readiness to lead. It enables them to build on their strengths, tackle their weaknesses and maximise their personal impact so they become effective leaders.
High potential needs nurturing and support. Our coaching helps future leaders develop their self-awareness, expand their personal repertoire of skills and styles, and embrace challenges that build resilience and resourcefulness.
Our PrinciplesThese principles reflect both how we like to work and what we encourage in our clients.
…so that you work on the things that really matter,
unpack them and decide on action
…because it helps you think, gain perspective
and build resilience
…because honest challenge generates awareness
and rich options for action
Keep it real…
…to ensure that the investment you make delivers change that sticks
…because leadership is not easy and it’s often necessary to go beyond the obvious
…because, without that, trust and creativity
Keep it simple…
…so that you create clarity and can exercise control over complex challenges
…because action, change and learning require application and effort
What Clients Say...
“Stephen’s coaching has proved invaluable. He takes time to understand issues and context, and asks all the difficult questions needed to help me tease out the right course of action. He has been very helpful in getting me to think through the conversations I need to have, where others may be coming from and how to plan for success. I always leave our sessions with new insight and things I can do!”
“Stephen is a highly effective and professional coach. As a senior director in my role, I found Stephen attentive and he took time to understand my personal needs from the start. By taking a constructive, challenging approach he was able to help me not only understand real issues I faced but through using inventive methods and leveraging his extensive knowledge, was able to guide me to the answers I actually already knew but didn’t at first realise.”
“Stephen facilitated an excellent course based around developing your potential – with a really well-balanced mix of thought provoking and challenging concepts with practical techniques in which to apply them in the real world. The weekend really flew by, not least because of Stephen’s engaging, humorous and inquisitive style.”
“Stephen was an excellent executive coach when I was working as a senior public sector manager. He combined a very engaging person centred approach with a clear focus; willingness to positively challenge and creativity in terms of ideas and exploratory questions.
This enabled me to manage some of my frustrations with others who seemed to work in a different way and to understand my preferred organised planned approach to work and how that clashed with an organisation pre-occupied with crisis management. This understanding of differences enabled me to develop survival strategies and maximise my effectiveness.”