Leadership development & coaching
If you’re spending money on leadership development and coaching you want to be sure that you get a return on your investment.
You have a lot of choice. A Google search for leadership development training in June 2016 produced 10.5m results. But so many training courses and leadership development programs don’t produce the results expected.
Only 13% of 2,200 global HR leaders are confident in their succession plans”
Manpower Global Survey, 2014
We believe you can use your budget more wisely than buying the one-size-fits-all, off the shelf courses, that are widely marketed. You, or the people and needs of your business, are unique. bfpeople recognises that your requirements are not the same as your competitors, or anyone else.
bfpeople provides assessment-led, bespoke leadership development and coaching programs with five key areas of focus:
We work with individuals and organisations to improve effectiveness, build capacity and increase confidence. Among the projects we have completed are:
- Sales coaching for technical specialists
- Top team leadership development for manufacturing, service sector and local government clients
- Interviewing and assessor training for line managers and HR staff
- Coaching for new leaders and business owners
- 360° assessment and culture surveys
- Leadership development programme for construction products company
- “Managing Performance” programme for IT/Tech company
- Facilitation of away days and Action Learning Sets
I believe the real difference between success and failure in a corporation can be very often traced to the question of how well the organization brings out the great energies and talents of its people.”
Thomas Watson Jnr, ex-President of IBM
Working with your people
Whether working with one individual or a team, we begin with a clear understanding of the main objectives. We then assess participants’ current base level and style using psychometric tools and an extensive feedback interview. This produces a “gap analysis”, showing where to focus the coaching, development or effort. With more than one particpant, this process clearly shows trends and themes across teams, departments or whole organisations.
With a complete picture of the gaps, development needs and objectives, we design a bespoke programme of coaching, workshops or training as appropriate. This ensures we address both corporate objectives and individual ambitions. It also results in real engagement in the process and a greater return on your investment.
Executive Coaching that works
Our Executive Coaching programmes are solutions focused and bring clarity to complex problems. We work with business owners and entrepreneurs, top teams, new and developing leaders, and individuals seeking personal development. Our coaching focuses on the following key areas:
- Leadership Coaching
- First 90 days Coaching
- Coaching for Performance
- Coaching through Change
- Career Coaching
All programmes use psychometric assessment tools, often incorporating the Leadership Judgement Indicator and the Coach on the Desktop. Coaching sessions can be conducted face to face, by telephone, Skype or Google Hangout, with ongoing email and telephone support.
How much of your management time is spent dealing with poor performance? Even the most loyal staff sometimes lose their mojo. Some might be in the wrong role for their skills while others just may not have what it takes. bfpeople helps you get to the bottom of performance issues – identifying the gaps and, where appropriate, offering development or coaching to improve results.
Employment Tribunals often seek evidence that employers have given staff an opportunity to improve before dismissal. So before you take drastic action with individuals who are not performing, talk to bfpeople – we might save you a lot more than your management time!
Career coaching & transition
bfpeople’s consultants have been working in career coaching and transition services for over twenty years. So we know a thing or two about the careers market. We work with employees from sponsoring organisations or individuals directly. We help them identify their strengths, weaknesses and what aspects to focus on for development. And we help them to understand the career options available to them. We work with all levels of staff, across all disciplines and sectors.
We also design and deliver in-house workshops, seminars and programmes on a range of relevant topics such as “Breaking Bad News” (how to deliver redundancy news to staff), CV preparation, job search techniques, the recruitment and employment market, interview skills and assessment methods.
Armed with our advice (and the support of our network of recruiters, self-employment experts, financial and legal advisors) participants will have the confidence and tools to help them to achieve their potential and secure a suitable role or alternative career option. Our service is confidential and totally bespoke and can be as simple as a single session.
What we’ve done
We have some examples of projects available to read (clicks open a new tab):
We work with ambitious organisations and people. If you’re ready to invest in your staff or yourself , call bfpeople on 0333 202 2225, or click below to send an email.