Coaching Individuals and Teams

Many leaders appreciate having someone they can trust to challenge their thinking in a rigorous and supportive manner: someone who is in their corner and yet determined to help them decide the right order of things despite any competing agendas and egos.

At Go For Growth, we help and challenge clients to clarify what they really care about, which strengths they can rely on when times are tough and how to move forward. We believe self-awareness is a critical leadership skill. Our aim is to help each client understand their level of commitment and create the best route to success.

Examples of the issues that individual and group coaching sessions cover:

  1. How to obtain a key role and maintaining perspective during the process: this type of individual work with a leader typically involves matters of motivation and how to sustain momentum for the short and longer term. The work typically includes discussions about how to leverage strengths, deal with blockages and deepen self-awareness in the context of whatever is on the particular leader’s agenda.
  1. What is important for this team? This type of work might include a defined team such as an Executive Committee that needs to work together to agree on and execute company strategy. Alternatively, the team might see itself more as a project group with a specific agenda and timetable. Both teams might be high-performing and want to sustain or accelerate the level of achievement. In this work there is often a range of underlying circumstances, disagreements and competing agendas that might need to be addressed in order for the group of individuals to achieve a new level of understanding.
  1. How to balance the components of work and life outside work: this is where individuals or teams are experiencing tension or anxiety about how to sustain momentum. The conversation and focus of this work often involves understanding how to accommodate a range of pressures on the individual or team; how to work through change and complex transition which might cause people to feel overwhelmed; how to leverage resources in a way that can help move things forward.
  1. Working at Board level: this work typically includes discussion about your impact upon other people, handling difficult conversations and how to sustain momentum. Personal motivation and longer-term ambitions are often discussed in these coaching sessions.

For a confidential discussion about how we might help you, your team or business, contact our Managing Director Jeanette Cowley.

Email: jcowley@goforgrowth.com Tel: +44 (0) 208 892 2272.

Time with Jeanette is like getting caffeine shot and new glasses: I see the problem more clearly and have the energy and tools to tackle it.  Our sessions fly by because I get so absorbed in what we do.  It is the high point in my calendar.

BTID Programme Lead

Partner for Organisation Health, BT

Go for Growth
2020-04-29T21:51:16+00:00

Partner for Organisation Health, BT

Time with Jeanette is like getting caffeine shot and new glasses: I see the problem more clearly and have the energy and tools to tackle it.  Our sessions fly by because I get so absorbed in what we do.  It is the high point in my calendar.
I engaged Jeanette to work with my board in a team coaching intervention. This has been by way of offsite and follow-up over a number of months with the team and with individuals. She uses a wide range of flexible tools and adapts very fast to the mood and emerging objectives of the group. She has a wide array of approaches to get the best from all members. Jeanette is also very challenging to the team and this helps unlock positive approaches and takes the team through often quite intensive collective learning experiences.  She will often work with the leader to take the heat of an issue and this allows the group to get to the heart of a solution in a way that is constructive and fast.  

Senior Managing Director

RBS

Go for Growth
2020-04-29T22:02:22+00:00

RBS

I engaged Jeanette to work with my board in a team coaching intervention. This has been by way of offsite and follow-up over a number of months with the team and with individuals. She uses a wide range of flexible tools and adapts very fast to the mood and emerging objectives of the group. She has a wide array of approaches to get the best from all members. Jeanette is also very challenging to the team and this helps unlock positive approaches and takes the team through often quite intensive collective learning experiences.  She will often work with the leader to take the heat of an issue and this allows the group to get to the heart of a solution in a way that is constructive and fast.  
I have worked with Jeanette Cowley of Go For growth for several years. It has helped me over the years to deal with a lot of issues which you come across as a senior leader on a professional level and on a personal level. Jeanette was able to understand, analyse and reflect quickly on all kind of different situations. By using different techniques, I got a better understanding of the WHY and HOW which helped me understanding better what the next step would be.

Jascha Raadtgever

Managing Director, EDFM

Go for Growth
2020-04-29T22:06:09+00:00

Managing Director, EDFM

I have worked with Jeanette Cowley of Go For growth for several years. It has helped me over the years to deal with a lot of issues which you come across as a senior leader on a professional level and on a personal level. Jeanette was able to understand, analyse and reflect quickly on all kind of different situations. By using different techniques, I got a better understanding of the WHY and HOW which helped me understanding better what the next step would be.
I had the pleasure to be coached [online] by Jeanette Cowley today using her beautiful and inspiring Voicing Possibilities Coaching Art cards. I am currently in a transition phase in my career and Jeanette thoughtfully and imaginatively supported me to point where I am now more consolidated and clearer in my thinking. Jeanette was able to understand, analyse and reflect quickly on all kind of different situations. By using different techniques, I got a better understanding of the WHY and HOW which helped me understanding better what the next step would be. Thank you, Jeanette.

Karen Walters

Independent Coach, Mentor and Maths Tutor

Go for Growth
2020-04-29T22:06:53+00:00

Independent Coach, Mentor and Maths Tutor

I had the pleasure to be coached [online] by Jeanette Cowley today using her beautiful and inspiring Voicing Possibilities Coaching Art cards. I am currently in a transition phase in my career and Jeanette thoughtfully and imaginatively supported me to point where I am now more consolidated and clearer in my thinking. Jeanette was able to understand, analyse and reflect quickly on all kind of different situations. By using different techniques, I got a better understanding of the WHY and HOW which helped me understanding better what the next step would be. Thank you, Jeanette.
I have worked with Jeanette for a number of years. Her coaching can have a profound effect.  One important area for me has been recognising my artistic side need not be kept separate from my professional/intellectual side but can be  extremely powerful in business. As an individual Jeanette combines Northern grit and humour with a deep understanding of people and business.

Mel Rowlands

Group General Counsel, Smiths Plc

Go for Growth
2020-05-05T08:45:09+00:00

Group General Counsel, Smiths Plc

I have worked with Jeanette for a number of years. Her coaching can have a profound effect.  One important area for me has been recognising my artistic side need not be kept separate from my professional/intellectual side but can be  extremely powerful in business. As an individual Jeanette combines Northern grit and humour with a deep understanding of people and business.
I had the opportunity to work with Jeanette Cowley of Go For Growth for approximately 12 months, with regular one to one coaching sessions. I found Jeanette very adept at getting to the heart of the issues in a thought provoking yet sensitive manner. She challenged, appropriately, both my thinking but arguably more importantly my approach: really testing the HOW and WHY…Overall a very valuable experience in my own development and some lessons and learning I will keep with me for life.

Chris Clark

CEO GBG plc

Go for Growth
2020-05-07T10:56:34+00:00

CEO GBG plc

I had the opportunity to work with Jeanette Cowley of Go For Growth for approximately 12 months, with regular one to one coaching sessions. I found Jeanette very adept at getting to the heart of the issues in a thought provoking yet sensitive manner. She challenged, appropriately, both my thinking but arguably more importantly my approach: really testing the HOW and WHY…Overall a very valuable experience in my own development and some lessons and learning I will keep with me for life.
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