At Virtua we work with clients to achieve specific, work-related goals, as well as
gaining understanding and insight into their role within business, and their future
progress within the organisation. Occasionally we may also reflect with our clients
on their home life as well as their business life, as it is unusual for one not to
affect the other.
We draw out the best thinking from our clients and offer them ownership of their
challenges and solutions. This enables greater learning and allows them to apply
The relationship between the coach and coachee is crucial. We give you the opportunity
to meet with your potential coach for an initial 'chemistry' meeting to go through
the process with you and to answer questions.
This will be followed by a kick start meeting with the coachee and may have the manager
or sponsor present for part of it. This enables discussion of the issues, to focus
on goals for the coaching and to agree an evaluation process for the objectives.
We can offer clients use of our unique 360º degree feedback tool, enabling the coachee
to gain feedback from their peers, manager, suppliers or customers before and after
coaching. If appropriate, Myers Briggs or other psychometric tools may be offered.
This is followed by on-going coaching sessions. We typically recommend about six
coaching sessions, including kick start. These are initially spaced at fortnightly
intervals to stay goal-focused.
Coaching can be especially helpful for:
- New managers who want help to 'hit the ground running' - we often find that people
moving into management for the first time can find it hard making the transition
and need support to help them reflect on how they are going to do this in the best
- Managers facing change - sometimes managers can find it hard to implement change,
or are asked to change their own behaviour to support a culture change. We can support
the process to enable them to understand the change process and to manage it.
- Managers with performance difficulties, in need of a fresh approach - occasionally
a manager may be slipping in their own performance, finding it hard to cope due to
personal circumstances, or new objectives.
- Team leaders who want to create a high performance environment - whilst a team building
event may sometimes be the preferred approach, a team leader may want help to look
at how they can foster a high performing team culture.
To discuss how we can help you or to arrange for an initial meeting please contact