I provide Project Coaching Services to help technology project professionals deliver better projects.
Technology projects are often challenging and complex, with senior stakeholders expecting delivery on time, and under budget.
However, the reality is that many technology projects fail.
A quick web search of technology project failure rates will show you failure statistics between 50 and 80 per cent, depending on the source.
I have been running and consulting on technology projects and programs for over 10 years. I’ve been involved in several failed and successful projects, and have experienced many of the challenges along the way.
That’s why I offer Project Coaching Services, which combines leadership coaching with my project delivery experience, to help project professionals overcome their delivery challenges.
I work in partnership with project managers or teams to help them deliver better, without stepping on their toes.
Why you should hire me for Project Coaching.
I’ve worked for many years in technology project and program delivery roles, and I’m also a leadership coach.
As a project coach, I can help you with the following:
- Coaching junior project professionals to improve confidence and step up to become mature project managers
- Coaching project managers to overcome delivery challenges and improve stakeholder management, communication and presentation skills
- Helping Project Sponsors understand their role, and what they should be looking out for in technology delivery projects
- Working with project teams to review and provide guidance on project deliverables or processes; and
- Using the PRINT® Motivational Assessment tool to help improve project team dynamics.
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What My Coaching Clients Are Saying...
When I started coaching I was feeling overwhelmed with the new promotion and was questioning whether I was capable and deserving of such a role.
Working with Ben has really changed the way I look at myself. Ben has given me that confident mindset by listening and providing guidance and support in making me think deeply to work on not only myself but to deal with different situations using alternative tools.
I believe in myself again and I know that I can do it!
To work with Ben, who isn’t embroiled in the politics and business I’m working in, has been refreshing. I have really enjoyed working with Ben as he is easy to open up to and it’s also been fun.
I have valued the time spent with him and would love to work with him again in the the future.
One of the best outcomes of coaching with Ben was the opportunity to stop and think, which led to new perspectives on the workplace. I learnt a lot about myself and this challenged me to think about my behaviour and ways I can improve.
I came away from coaching sessions feeling more positive and this also was reflected in my work and my engagement with colleagues.
When I started coaching I was feeling confused about the direction of my career, then I worked with Ben and now I feel a lot clearer about what I want to do in future and what goals to prioritise in order to get there.
When I started I felt overwhelmed by the enormity of the task and responsibilities I had taken on. Coaching allowed me to put things in perspective, to gain more clarity and to feel supported and listened to. It also normalised things and helped me test strategies in a neutral and supportive environment.
The discipline of taking time out to think about what I do, why I do it the way I have and how I can change has been very valuable. It has also forced me to articulate and externalise things I have been struggling with in isolation.
It was definitely worth investing the time in coaching. I feel the benefits are long-term even from a shorter term engagement.
When I started coaching, I had fairly low self-esteem in my role and low self-confidence that I could do my job properly.
Working with Ben gave me a new perspective and tools to help me approach difficult situations in a new way. Having Ben to discuss issues with and using the tools he gave me has given me more confidence to do my job in a way that I am happier with.
My biggest learning was that there is always another way to look at something; a way that can lead to a more constructive outcome.
My biggest learning was that deep down, you already know what your obstacles are, but you need to be truthful and transparent in answering the questions that the coach will be teaching you to ask for yourself. Then you can make a plan to take the actions you need to overcome the obstacles.
Ben’s coaching enabled today’s obstacles to become tomorrow’s victories, and now tomorrow’s breakthroughs are today’s possibilities.
Ben’s coaching will enable you to find your greatest potential and maybe give you a little shove when you need to unleash it!
Even though I have been in leadership for a number of years, I was able to take away new strategies not only for myself, but for the leadership around me.
I felt like I had constructive items to take away from each session. It was also beneficial to spend time on self-reflection, which is something that most people don’t regularly prioritize.
Before Ben’s coaching I was extremely uncomfortable, fearful about my abilities and held myself back with my self-limiting beliefs. In such subtle ways, I was self-sabotaging and now that I work with Ben my confidence has soared and belief in myself has exponentially increased.
Ben is so clear and concise in his coaching and will be the most valuable time you can invest for your personal growth and development.
After the coaching, I feel that I have found a confidant in Ben with whom I can share my thoughts and who is willing to listen and calmly provide the necessary guidance.
I have implemented the solutions we developed together and benefited from his coaching approach. I highly recommend his coaching to all who want to learn how to become better leaders and gain respect from your team.
Common Coaching Focus Areas
During project coaching there is never a one-size-fits-all solution, because every project and project professional is unique.
Below you’ll find some of the common focus areas for my project coaching work. These would be tailored to suit your situation.
How Project Coaching Works
My coaching services can be tailored to suit your situation, but in general I work with organisations in the following way:
- Working for a duration of 3, 6 or 12 months as required
- Holding project coaching sessions every 2 weeks with relevant project team members
- Reviewing project deliverables as required throughout the project; and
- Providing email or phone support as required throughout the project.
Traditional coaching is about helping the client think differently, rather than giving advice directly.
Project coaching is a little different, because it is a combination of traditional coaching and providing advice, depending on the circumstance.
This helps me to leverage my project experience and skills to help your team, while also coaching to help your project professionals improve confidence, performance and motivation.
About Your Project Coach, Ben Brearley
I am the founder of Thoughtful Leader and have led people, teams and projects in many different organisations and industries.
I’m a leader, AIPC and PRINT® certified coach, MBA and management consultant, and I love helping project professionals build confidence and deliver projects more effectively.
Why? Because bad projects are stressful, expensive and create toxic work environments.
I have led, mentored and coached leaders and staff at a wide variety of organisations in industries including Healthcare, Government, Utilities, Technology, Resources and Construction.
I’ve personally experienced the good, the bad and the ugly of project delivery within a range of diverse teams, projects and organisations, and can help you too.
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