Do you need help taking your leadership to the next level?
Thoughtful Leader coaching services can help you.
Get an independent point of view, from someone who wants you to improve
Sometimes you need guidance from outside of your organisation and your normal personal and professional networks.
A fresh, objective point of view can provide insight that you may not obtain from people who are too close to the situation. I provide an open and honest viewpoint, but I also want you to succeed in your career and to become the best leader you can be.
Real investment from you, and me
Leadership coaching is an investment. You are investing time and money into a coaching program that will improve your leadership skills and help you progress your career.
That’s why it’s my job to become invested in your success too. If you aren’t achieving your goals, I’m not comfortable with that. I’m passionate about helping to develop leaders who care about their teams, achieving great performance while also treating people with respect.
Use my experience and qualifications to benefit your leadership
I have been leading teams, mentoring, managing employees and delivering projects for over 13 years. I’m an MBA and have worked across many industries and dealt with many different team environments. I’ve seen what works and what doesn’t. I’ve tried things and failed. I’ve also tried and succeeded.
The chances are, if you have a leadership challenge, I can help you overcome it.
Providing crucial support for you, when you need it
I know what it’s like to feel like you’re going it alone. My leadership coaching services are designed to deal with your specific situation.
I don’t offer generic advice. I find out what’s challenging you, what you want to achieve and understand the situation you’re in. That’s the only way to provide lasting support.
Don’t you want a secret weapon? Somebody who is on your side who you can call upon to help you overcome your leadership challenges and lead your team the best you can?
Thoughtful Leadership coaching services will help you become a better leader
Understanding your situation
Before our first session, I’ll have you complete a simple form explaining your current situation, including the role you have, organisation or industry you work in and your current challenges.
This way, I understand more about your situation immediately, rather than needing to spend too much time on the basics.
It’s important to understand your goals for leadership coaching up front. What do you want to achieve? Without understanding your goals for coaching, it’s impossible to know whether we have succeeded!
Based on the goals you set, I can structure the leadership coaching sessions to best achieve the outcomes you are striving for.
Making sure it’s right for you
Before we start any leadership coaching sessions, we’ll have a 10 minute introductory discussion, free of charge. There’s no obligation to continue if you or I don’t think it’s a good fit.
I can only provide the support and guidance you need if we’re aligned in what you want to achieve. I’m not interested in wasting your time or money. I’m interested in watching you grow and achieve your goals.
I run most of my leadership coaching sessions over Skype, so that we can connect from wherever you are.
This means you can get the support and guidance you need, no matter where your work or life schedule takes you.
How do I start?
It’s a simple approach, and it helps to get the best outcome for you:
1. You send me some basic information about your background, experience and current situation
2. We meet for a free 10 minute initial discussion, where I find out more about you and what your goals are
3. If we both feel that Thoughtful Leadership coaching can help you achieve your goals, we organise the first full coaching session.
I have been leading, coaching and mentoring teams for many years.
I can help you too.
Ben Brearley is the founder of Thoughtful Leader and has lead people, teams and projects in many different organisations and industries.
Ben is a leader, manager, MBA and former management consultant who is passionate about helping leaders achieve better results and improving their leadership skills. Leaders are what make workplaces great (or not so great) places to work!
Ben has lead, mentored and coached leaders and staff at a wide variety of organisations in industries including Healthcare, Government, Utilities, Resources and Construction.
Ben has seen and personally experienced the good, the bad and the extremely ugly within a number of diverse projects and organisations, and can help you improve your leadership.
If you care about the people you lead and want to make a difference, Thoughtful Leadership coaching services can help you get there.
The structure of a typical leadership coaching session
Each leadership coaching session runs for one hour and is structured in the following way:
- Review – if this isn’t your first session, we discuss what has happened since we last met. Did you execute the actions we spoke about? What challenges did you face? Did anything significant change in your situation that we need to address?
- Goal or outcome for the session – we determine the goal or outcome that you want to achieve from this session. I work with you to set this outcome, but the goal ultimately is decided by you.
- Explore options and barriers – based on the outcome of the session, we discuss options to move you forward to achieving your goal and the difficulties you may encounter.
- Identify actions and next steps – we work together to determine concrete and specific actions that you will undertake to achieve your goals. We make sure they are realistic and achievable.
- Review outcomes – you review your key outcomes from the session and the key actions you are going to take before the next one. We discuss how you feel and what new insights you had as part of the session.
- Close out and accountability – how are you going to make sure you complete your actions? We discuss how to partner up to make sure you carry out your assigned next steps.
Available Thoughtful Leadership coaching packages
Everyone has different requirements. Choose the package and approach that suits you.
Individual leadership coaching sessions
Individual leadership coaching sessions are organised on an ad-hoc basis and there is no commitment to sign up for more than one session at a time. This is ideal for clients who have a specific challenge they would like to address.
Monthly leadership coaching package
The monthly coaching package is ideal for people who want continuity and to be able to set longer term goals for their leadership development. In this arrangement, we can work together to set up a structured program so that you have a clear roadmap for what you want to achieve.
This package includes one regular leadership coaching session every two weeks. It also includes email support – if you require assistance or guidance between coaching sessions, you can send up to five requests a month to get the help you need.
With this package, there is a minimum 2 month commitment. The session prices are at a discount from taking up the Individual sessions option.
Multiple leadership coaching sessions
If you want discounted pricing on coaching sessions, but you want to use them flexibly instead of committing to a regular schedule, you can purchase multiple sessions and use them as you see fit.
This is ideal for people who know they want longer term coaching but are unable to commit to a consistent schedule.