A very positive and supportive experience that helped me emerge from a difficult time in my career as a stronger person Client in media industry
Sue Stockdale provides Executive Coaching to clients across a wide range of industry sectors, typically at Board or DIrector level.
She helps leaders focus on the behaviours that are vital to their effectiveness in leading their organisations and their people. Typical coaching issues relate to:
- Career transition – changing career direction or taking on a board level position
- Influencing others effectively- often upwards
- Handling politics in the boardroom – how to navigate the politics in a way that feels authentic
- Achieving challenging business goals – and uncovering limiting beliefs or unhelpful behaviours that get in the way
- Managing change – understanding how to cope with multiple changes happening at the same time
- Developing business strategy – creating a fast growth strategy for the business e.g £2m to £10m
- Creating better work-life balance – managing stress in order to perform more effectively at work
Sue helps clients to gain focus and clarity, and then to address the issues that are holding them back. Whether it is beliefs, behaviours or mindset, Sue helps clients feel comfortable to explore these issues and create a strategy for change.
Her coaching style is described as confident, comprehensive, providing clarity, empathetic, positive, adaptable, enjoyable and fun.
Sue has over 15 years of coaching experience working with clients that include CEO’s, Directors, Professors, Entrepreneurs and Professionals.. She is an Accrediated Professional Executive Coach, NLP Master Practitioner, Certified assessor in Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and licensesd to use the Birkman Method and Risk Type Compass profiling tools. Sue is a member of the Association for Coaching and International Coach Federation. Sue originally worked as an associate with Sir John Whitmore, credited with bringing the concept of coaching from sport into business.
How does the coaching process work?
Coaching programmes generally contain 6 x 2 hr sessions delivered over a 6 – 9 month period during which the individual progresses towards agreed goals which are identified at the start of the relationship between the coachee, company sponsor and coach.
At the outset, Sue may use assessment tools or 360 feedback in order to get clarity on the issues and set a benchmark for progress. In between each session, the individual will undertake actions to progress behaviour change. As part of the final session, a review is held to assess progress against the original goals, measures and timescales set. Coaching sessions are held with face to face or via telephone or Skype. Its powerful, focused and effective.
Examples of coaching assignments
Director in FTSE 250 Company needed to create a marketing strategy plan to improve revenues. As a result of coaching, revenues increased and communication within the company improved
Academic professor wanted to reassess department goals and engage staff resources to deliver them. After coaching sessions, the staff had greater clarity of direction and morale increased.
A leader of a major organisation sought to improve job satisfaction and work life balance. Coaching enabled her to develop greater team co-operation, improve confidence, create quality thinking time for herself and make “me time” a habit.
Group Director wanted to develop an overall strategy for the business and had an issue with managing time. Coaching helped him gain clarity, create the strategy and obtain buy-in from key stakeholders.
It has made a tangible difference to me and the way I deal with my team. The consequences being an improvement in morale and the relationships I have with them. Area Director, UK Bank