Coaching is delivered in the form of a programme of structured conversations with an individual or team. It is facilitative rather than directive.
Our coaching conversations are confidential and predominantly forward focused. The process is results driven and encourages a commitment to measurable actions that have clear personal and organisational benefits.
The remit usually extends beyond pure skills issues and encompasses an exploration of style, cognition and aspirations.
Key points at which coaching can be of most practical assistance include: Pre and post transition from associate to salaried partner and salaried to equity partner; upon the setting of new financial/business targets; to formulate and communicate a motivating vision; post performance or 360 degree appraisal; upon reassessment or development of client relationships; when addressing issues of communication, influence and leadership; following a lateral move; when integrating training and at times of restructuring or culture change.
Coaching enables lawyers to:
focus on solutions rather than problems
break through any barriers holding them back
develop greater awareness and understanding
reach higher levels of performance
understand and navigate their interpersonal relationships
gain clarity and think creatively
deal with change
establish an agenda for personal and professional development.
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