While many workplaces can attest to becoming increasingly diverse, such as with respect to the gender and cultural background of employees, in many cases this progress has yet to filter through to the realm of leadership groups.
Our programs are designed to support organisations with building a leadership pipe-line by consolidating participants strengths and experiences and, in consultation with the client, prioritising areas for development. A large focus is placed on experiential learning and the application of new knowledge and skills in the workplace. This includes identifying opportunities for increasing the visibility of participants and broadening their professional networks.
A structured mentoring program provides a valuable opportunity for reflection, active enquiry and learning and is often cited as being a critical component of professional development, with benefits equally applicable for mentors and mentees.
The comprehensive approach includes program guidelines, mentor / mentee matching methodology, program commencement and reflection workshops along with workbooks which provide a structured approach to defining goals and progressing outcomes for the mentee, mentor and broader organisation.
Outcomes for mentees include the opportunity to expand professional networks, increase their profile and an enhanced understanding of workplace culture and dynamics.
From the mentors perspective, outcomes often referenced are an increased understanding of the challenges, experiences and opportunities for aspiring leaders, along with the satisfaction gained from supporting the professional development of others.
Job Shadowing Programs
Job shadowing involves an individual working alongside another job role on a periodic basis, within or external to their organisation. The program can be used as a platform for individuals to expand their insights and understanding to support with performing their existing job role or increasing awareness and capability of another business area as a of their career development.
The comprehensive program includes program guidelines, the option for program commencement and reflection workshops along with workbooks which provide a structured approach to defining goals, capturing insights and key learnings.
For the organisation, a job shadowing program can support with:
- Providing experience and insights into job roles where there is the need / opportunity to increase diversity
- improving understanding and communication between business areas
- sharing best practice
Benefits for participants include:
- Gaining insights into the working environment and pre-requisite skills and knowledge for successfully performing another role
- ‘testing-out’ possible career options and consolidating a career plan
- Expanding professional networks
Leadership & Executive Coaching
Executive coaching provides the opportunity for leaders to consolidate their strengths, clarify personal drivers and to prioritises areas for professional development. Coaching is beneficial for leaders looking to increase their confidence and capability in their current role and/or exploring options to identify and pursue the best next step in their leadership journey.
Katheryn is recognised for being an astute listener and for her calm manner which creates a space for reflection and insightfulness.
Through targeted questioning she adopts a holistic approach to working with clients to generate clarity and focus regarding opportunities for change. This is underpinned by client generated goals and actions with a strong focus on accountability to support with achieving sustainable outcomes in the workplace and beyond.
The opportunity is available to incorporate the Impactful Leadership 360 assessment to gauge to what extent an individuals self-assessment of strengths and opportunities for improvement compare with the experience of key stakeholders to support with prioritising areas for development.
Leadership Group Coaching Programs
Group coaching extends the coaching conversation to a small group environment. The facilitated process provides a space for participants to share experiences, explore challenges and opportunities with a focus on goal setting and group accountability for taking action.
Group Coaching especially suits individuals who have already undertaken leadership training and are looking to refine specific skills and knowledge. The topics explored are nominated by participants to ensure the program is responsive to their interests and development priorities.
Examples of typical learning outcomes include:
- Increasing depth and breadth of knowledge in relation to a specific area of a business (such as through inviting guest speakers)
- Focus on common opportunities and challenges, such as women in leadership programs
- understanding of working styles and how to successfully build and leverage networks
- approaches for productively working through conflict / difference of opinion
- strategies for maintaining resilience in the face of challenges
- a strategic approach to career planning and embarking on next steps
The option also exists to include a foundation leadership skills workshop at the commencement of the program for groups who are new to the leadership role.