An introduction into coaching

MAD Coaching is a powerful way to achieve increased performance, results and personal development and satisfaction. MAD coaching helps individuals enhance aspects of both their personal and professional lives. MAD coaching is collaborative, bespoke, solution-focused, results orientated, systemic and challenging. We encourage self-directed, evidence-based learning, which incorporates ethical professional practice. Coaching can be delivered face to face or through skype calls, with additional telephone and email support, psychometrics, individual exercises and 360 feedback reports. We also coach and mentor individuals who are considering a career change into interim or other self-employment.


The benefits of coaching

To the individual: The coachee will benefit from working with someone who creates the discipline of time, space, tools and techniques to enable the coachee to make required changes, for personal benefit. Typical outcomes are: performance improvement, career development, enhanced life experience and wellbeing.

To the Organisation: When working with a client organisation the benefits of coaching to the organisation are identified and return on investment is considered and can, where appropriate be tracked.

Types of coaching

Coaching covers various contexts. We provide coaching in the following contexts: Skills & Performance, Developmental, Transformational, Executive and Leadership, Career Coaching, Team coaching, Cross cultural coaching, Career Transition.

Coaching credentials

Claire Walton has 16 years experience as a one-to-one coach and leadership team facilitator, enabling leaders to achieve organisational and personal goals. She has a post-graduate coaching qualification – ‘Advanced Diploma in Leadership and Performance Coaching’ and is qualified in Level A and B Psychometrics, MBTI, and is an NLP-Business Practitioner. Claire is also qualified in the ‘Emotions and Behaviour at Work’ EBW tool.

As a mature individual, who has experienced many different career and life situations Claire can empathise with a diverse range of people and situations. Having worked in a variety of organisations and sectors, in an Executive role, she is well equipped to coach and mentor other Executives.

Organisations Claire has worked in as HRD, Change Director or Senior HR Exec: Royal Mail, ASDA, Dixons Stores International, WHSmiths, AMP Financial Services, Ventura, Carlsberg, Quorn Foods, Ideal Stelrad. Client organisations: UBS Wealth Management UK, Arriva Trains Wales, DAS, BAE systems, Sitel, UK Asset Resolution, Business Link, Hospedia, Convergys, Connaught PLC, Marketing Leeds, Barclays Bank, Tarmac UK.

Identifying Unique Contributions…Makes a Difference

One of the biggest drivers of engagement for an employee or any other stakeholder is the opportunity to use their unique talents to make a difference to the world around them, in other words to achieve a sense of purpose. This is demonstrated by the amount of time people spend outside work volunteering or achieving in sport or another interest.

Unfortunately many organisation's do not make it easy for people to contribute their best self. In many cases employees describe how the organisation is preventing them from contributing effectively. This if often because they are kept in the wrong job, not given the right tools, or having to follow inappropriate policies and processes. Employees need to work in a culture where they are empowered to offer their strengths and break through and break down the barriers to their optimum contribution.

We can work with you to help your leadership teams to understand their passions, personality preferences and strengths, align these with the organisation’s needs and translate this into an impact plan to enable individuals to achieve their purpose whilst contributing to the organisation’s purpose.

We do this through a one to one coaching programme, for which we have a framework, which can be adapted to the specific needs and preferences of the individual. This can include psychometric questionnaires and a comprehensive range of tools and techniques.

Emotions and Behaviour at Work

Leadership research tells us that lack of interpersonal skills and the inability to adapt are the two principal derailment factors in leadership careers. Leaders in organisations should spend most of their time talking and understanding others and therefore changing the nature of how people communicate and work with each other can be the single most powerful way a leader can bring about performance breakthroughs.

For leaders, understanding and gaining an accurate insight into how emotions impact on performance and being able to do something with that knowledge (developing and using their EQ) is now recognised as the key to realising the full potential of an organisation’s human capital. Emotional Intelligence is a key factor in Leaders who are MAD.
The EBW assessment system assesses a Leaders business emotional intelligence and how this impacts on leadership capability.

We can work together to create your purpose to impact plan to ensure you achieve your purpose and live your values and ultimately this is success

For more information contact enquiries@leadersaremad.co.uk to find out more