With 15 years experience of providing one to one leadership and executive coaching, we know that coaching works. We have seen it transform client’s lives.
At Thrive, we take a solution focused, systemic approach to coaching, driven by our client and their needs, that leads to guaranteed results.
Leaders and managers today operate in an ever changing, complex, highly demanding environment. One to one executive coaching is the bridge that helps leaders to successfully navigate this challenging landscape and not only perform at their peak, but thrive both at work and in their home life.
Coaching enables you to step off the day to day treadmill, pause and reflect, and create your own plan. A coach facilitates learning (or sometimes even more importantly, unlearning), clears barriers and helps to uproot unhelpful thinking and beliefs. Working with the coach as a trusted collaborative partner, significant, often transformational, change becomes possible.
At Thrive, we are experienced in supporting clients in the following key areas:
Leading significant change projects
Developing their personal leadership approach, style and behaviours
Succeeding in new leadership roles
Career development and interview support
Resilience and wellbeing
People management, including dealing with difficult situations and issues
We take a client centred, holistic approach to coaching, focused on each client’s unique needs, guided by this as to the most appropriate models, tools and techniques for each client.
All coaching assignments begin with an initial meeting, to ensure a good fit between the coach and client, to clarify the overall goal of the coaching contract and to agree their bespoke coaching process. When appropriate, this conversation can also include the commissioning manager or HR.
Typically, we meet with clients on a monthly basis, for 90 minutes, for 4-6 sessions, either in person or by video conferencing. This will vary depending on client need, so for example, a leader in a new senior role may prefer a 12 month coaching programme to help them transition and succeed in their first year, or we may work with someone who is facing a specific challenging situation and needs only 2-3 sessions.
Team coaching goes beyond team building and team facilitation to unlock the performance potential of the teams we work with.
Team coaching is a powerful interactive and developmental process where the coach enables the team to create a shared culture, agree aspirational yet tangible goals, find their own solutions, discover new opportunities, and implement actions. Team coaching works with the team as a system, rather than a group of individuals and it focuses on real, business critical goals and blockages.
At Thrive, we know that each team is unique and deliver a tailored programme for each client. We start by clear commissioning, understanding the needs of that particular team and creating a baseline from which we can measure progress. We work with the team over time, both collectively and on a one to one basis. We create a space that helps the team to surface issues, facilitate real and meaningful dialogue and build lasting relationships. Our coaching creates real shifts in individual and collective performance.
“On a practical level, coaching provided a safe space, and time out, to explore what my role essentially entails, and equipped me with skills to communicate more effectively, motivate and galvanise my team. On a personal level, the course helped me better understand myself and my thought processes, and provided new ways of thinking which have application for all areas of my life. Coaching has been a threshold moment both professionally and personally.”
- ASSOCIATE HEAD OF SCHOOL
“I was a participant on the ILM Level 5 Certificate Coaching and Mentoring course delivered by Marie. Over the duration of the course Marie was always there to provide support and direction when needed and as always delivered the training in an informative and relaxed manner. Her natural ability to put participants at ease helped make the content very enjoyable as well as ensuring we all understood the various coaching techniques. The chance to achieve a recognised coaching qualification was very important with the added bonus of gaining valuable insights from Marie’s coaching experience. The course definitely helped me in my day to day work and made me a better and more inclusive manager. Even after the course finished Marie has continued to be a source of support and encouragement”
- DEPARTMENT MANAGER
“The coaching programme was well-paced to match the participants’ needs. In particular, the course leaders brought a broad knowledge about people development generally, and this provided really valuable insight into coaching for all who attended. I thoroughly enjoyed it!”
- HR BUSINESS PARTNER
“Coaching with Marie has transformed my working life. It has helped me identify a clear mission for my working life and ways to meet my mission, particularly with respect to developing and being able to articulate my leadership role. I have found the coaching sessions both supportive and challenging. Marie has helped me in coaching with respect to individual goals (e.g. increase my grant income which has substantially increased since I started coaching) and making much more effective use of my time; as well as helping me develop my leadership skills by supporting me in several sessions with staff.”
“Coaching has had a very positive effect on my overall health and that feel of ‘burn out’ that can be common; I sleep much better, am less anxious, and much better able to cope with the stress of work.”
“Marie is an excellent coach. She quickly gains an in-depth understanding of each individual and brings out the best in them. Her approach is always flexible as she adapts swiftly to the varying situations that her coachee brings to her. However, she always brings the meeting to a close having listened and skilfully guided you to feeling empowered, assured and motivated.”