At Think With Jude, my coaching, training, and workshops create an environment in which people can change the conversations they’re having – both with themselves and with the people around them. A simple change can have a far-reaching impact, which I’ve been proud to see in so many organisations I’ve served.
One-to-one coaching empowers individuals to thrive and prosper both professionally and personally.
Although the experience of coaching is individual, its impacts are felt far more widely. Coaching is sponsored by someone within the organisation (such as a line manager) and goals are set in collaboration between coach, coachee, and sponsor.
Over six sessions across 6-8 months, individuals will access their own skills and strengths to become more engaged, more productive, and more likely to grow into leadership roles.
Also referred to as peer mentoring, group coaching involves supporting a group of people from across an organisation or industry who have a common goal or challenge.
6 group sessions over 3-6 months (or more frequently if needed) gives them an opportunity to move forward and develop coaching skills they can use with each other and their teams.
It’s a double whammy of benefits, as each member of the group learns through working on their individual challenges as well as from others in the group.
Team coaching is a collaborative effort with an organisation that helps make a team more than the sum of its parts.
After discussing the overarching goals and team background with the team leader, I’ll interview each member of the team individually. I then build a bespoke team coaching plan around the team’s needs. This could involve anything from sitting in on team meetings to being involved in strategy days or having an away day.
By bringing an impartial ear, a healthy dose of challenge, and the energy to build momentum, coaching can empower a team that’s stuck and get them closer to their potential.
Coach in Residence
Wouldn’t it be great if coaching was available to more than just the senior leaders in your organisation?
As a coach in residence you buy a monthly package of coaching that you can make available to people in your organisation as they need it. Perhaps they are stuck on something, or there is a big presentation they need to prepare for or a tough conversation with a client or supplier coming up.
Sessions are between 30-60 minutes and take place virtually with unused time rolled over into the next month.
Training & Workshops
Organisational training and workshops should be about the specific needs of the people taking part – and that’s what I ensure.
From leadership, coaching and management skills to career development and creating a vision, I design bespoke, experiential training that taps into the collective knowledge of the people in the room. Never a stock-standard session, every activity is tailored to business’s individual missions and challenges.
From a single hour-long workshop to ongoing training across a year, sessions are concerned with ‘the doing’ – helping people put their learning into practice before they even leave the room.
Facilitated Focus Groups
When you want to know about the lived experiences of your people on sensitive topics like Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, it can help to bring in someone independent.
People open up more when their managers aren’t there and I create a safe and anonymous environment that ensures that every voice is heard. Using a mix of open discussion and online polling tools I collect qualitative and quantitative information ensuring there is a balance of the negative and positive so you have the complete picture.
I give you the raw data collected into high level themes for your analysis and can help with deeper analysis and presentation to the c-suit and board.