These are typical of the coaching goals I have enabled my clients to address. I’ve grouped them into six areas that cover the majority of requests I receive.
Career decisions & skills
Enabling individuals to work out where they’re going in their careers and how to achieve their aspirations.
Typical career decisions & skills goals
Frame and articulate what I want to do next in my career
Take control of my brand. Have the ability to be any version of myself that I choose
Find a new job within 6 months
Become the ‘go to’ person in my area of specialism
Develop and deploy an approach to networking that is impactful and suits my introverted personality
Create and implement a career plan for the next 2 – 5 years
Helping people to develop the confidence and skills to have the desired impact in a range of communication situations.
Typical impactful communication goals
Landing messages with clarity and having real impact in my communications, interactions and presentations
Better manage my communications and interactions with stakeholders so that they feel fully confident in me
Communicate with greater confidence, gravitas and impact
Consciously adopt an inspiring and authentic communication style when it matters
Building individuals’ insights, skills and behaviours in leading and managing effectively.
Typical leadership development goals
Develop my influencing skills and my ability to win colleagues’ buy-in
Develop my skills and confidence in delivering difficult messages to my people
Refresh and extend my team leadership skills in working with a diverse and geographically remote team
Create and implement an action plan to bring about a different team culture in my area
Develop my ability to motivate and inspire my wider team by sharing my vision and aspirations with people
Enabling people to achieve a personal reputation within their organisation that facilitates their career aspirations.
Typical organisational reputation goals
Getting better at managing upwards and navigating politics
Developing my reputation at ExCo level so that I am known and visible as a capable senior leader
Articulate my value add better, enhancing and broadening the confidence senior people have in me
Clarify the profile I want to have amongst senior managers here and execute a plan to achieve it
Helping individuals to develop a firm base of self-confidence.
Typical self-confidence goals
Have more belief in myself and my capabilities
Develop a balanced appreciation of myself, rather than assuming and believing the negative
Understand and address a mismatch between my self-perception and how others see me. Learn to be more self-confident and less self-doubting
Develop a firmer base of self-confidence. Learn how to be more balanced in my thinking and approach
Have more confidence by understanding my strengths and abilities
Enabling people to find and use better strategies to manage themselves in difficult or uncomfortable work situations.
Typical self-management goals
Be more confident and less anxious in formal meetings with senior people
Bring my ‘A game’ to more situations at work
Maintain a healthy, detached ‘go for it’ mentality during the demands of the next 9 months
Discover better ways of dealing with frustration and disappointment – better for me and better for others
Become more resilient when things don’t go well
Achieve a working life pattern that is better for me and aligned with my personal values and priorities