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Coaching for Finance Directors and Finance Managers

Colin Graves - Executive CoachWe offer tailor-made individual leadership development coaching for Finance Directors and Finance Managers. In our experience Finance Directors and Finance Managers have often risen to a senior level through a more technical route than other managers and directors and yet are expected to fully engage in all senior management activities. We have run coaching and leadership programmes for finance directors and finance managers in a wide range of organisations including the NHS, M&G and Vodafone.

All our Leadership Development Coaching programmes are individualised but will include some of the following:

Creation of a confidential, reflective space for you to share your thoughts, concerns and ideas with someone who does not have a personal interest in the outcomes. All too often the process of sharing something, talking it through and being asked questions enables a solution, which has been there all along, to emerge.

There is also the option of 360 feedback to gain multiple perceptions of the impact of your leadership style on others and support in translating this feedback into personal development plans and actions.

Exploration of leadership models and frameworks including contingency theory, the authentic leader and transformational and transactional leadership approaches. Use of discussion, reflection on feedback and significant incidents to bring new insights and learning. Which styles do you consistently ignore and why and how can these be developed and used in ways which feel authentic for you?

Skill building either via support in considering practical means of applying new learning in the workplace and/or via hands-on sessions eg analysing your personal impact and ways of presenting yourself with impact.

 Personality profiling using the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, Insights Discovery, Realise2 or another tool to increase self awareness and provide a lens through which to view your leadership style.

 We receive consistent feedback that our leadership coaching sessions are challenging, supportive, insightful and enjoyable. We use a diverse range of techniques and media to support your learning including psychometrics, exercises, reading and even recommending films to see leadership styles in action!

One of many testimonials that we can provide:

“Gill’s coaching has significantly increased my personal impact – I’m much more self aware, delivering an impact that I control, and getting positive outcomes – for me and for others. Gill coaches with a good blend of carrot and stick; communicates with knowledge, common sense and empathy; and guides me to find my own solutions to improve my personal performance.” Adrian Griffiths, Head of Mental Health & Continuing Healthcare Finance, NHS Birmingham East & North.

We offer a free one to one introductory leadership development coaching session. Contact Colin Graves, one of our coaches, now on 07881 636538 or via the web. See our coaches CVs on our ‘meet us’ page.

What is your driver for coaching?

Maybe you’re a newly promoted manager just starting to think about your role as a leader and how to get the most out of your team?

Or perhaps you’re an experienced manager now facing a new challenge for which your current ways of leading are not working as well as they used to?

Or, perhaps you know you need to have a more varied and flexible leadership style but you want to remain authentic to who you are and wonder ‘is it possible to do both?’

Or, perhaps you just recognise that having a leadership development coach will enable you to achieve your goals faster?

Dilemmas such as these are ones we encounter on a regular basis at Iridium. Contact us now.