Coaching for Executives

Hiring an executive coach is not a warning sign indicating that an executive is doing a “bad” job. Rather, it shows that a company is looking to invest time and money to grow an executive’s skills. Having a coach means you are a valuable member of your organisation – a future leader.

An executive coach will help to:

  • Build strategic problem-solving skills
  • Expand leadership acumen
  • Improve team building and employee engagement
  • Grow new habits of self-awareness (mindfulness)
  • Develop tactical problem-solving skills and planning
  • Increase critical thinking ability.

Hiring a coach is a great way to get a fresh set of eyes on an executive’s work.

Executive coaching provides an opportunity to identify what actually may be holding you back from the successes you are pursuing. It involves asking the right questions, allowing discovery and reflection, and supporting you through personal or professional breakthroughs.

We aim to expand your strategic and tactical problem-solving, your way of thinking and your management and leadership styles.

“We were recommended to work with Gaylene to help us better understand and grow our business. In a relatively short time Gaylene was able to help us move forward in both of these areas.

With her accounting background she asked insightful questions and helped us obtain a better grasp of the financial health of our business. She also introduced us to new models and techniques that we could apply immediately to ensure our business continued to grow.”

~ Mat Kearney, Director – HR Plus NZ

We focus on enhancing habits that will boost your performance, play to your strengths and achieve results on a consistent basis.

DISC reports

DISC is an invaluable tool that greatly assists in the recruitment process and also helps you understand how to get along better with your colleagues.

The DISC reports provide us with an insight as to how we act, and how we communicate the emotional responses associated with our particular style.

The DISC system originates from the 1920s research findings of Dr William Marston, a psychologist at Harvard University. Unlike other researchers of this era, Dr Marston based his study on emotions related to “normal behaviour” rather than the “abnormal” psychology of people. He later published his findings in his book The Emotions of Normal People. His work provides a non-judgmental language for exploring behavioural issues.

There are four primary types of behaviour:

  • Dominance
  • Influence
  • Steadiness
  • Compliance.

The acronym for these is DISC. These types or styles are based on people’s observable behaviour and explain our emotional responses.

Investing in a DISC report for your managers, team or recruitment process can save you a lot of time, money and hassle in the long run.

Phone and email support

We understand that being a leader can be isolating at times. To help you, we provide ongoing guidance and an external viewpoint on your ideas, so that you can move forward with confidence.

Through our face-to-face sessions and phone and email support, we assist you with your decision-making process.