As leaders of ourselves, we write a new chapter of our story each day. Sometimes though we are unsure of what to write and a coach can help you rediscover the direction you want to take your story. Everyday Leader believes that the answer for something you want to solve can often be found within you. However, sometimes there is often so much going on in our heads that we need a coach to help tease it out and plan the direction of travel.
We know that you need to connect with a coach and learn to trust them.
So we offer an initial meeting (1 hour), free of charge, to see if you feel comfortable.
Our first session will use Strengthsfinder survey to help you discover the key strengths you have. We look at the life wheel to examine balance in life that you have and want to generate.
Each following session is driven by your agenda. We recommend 2 hour sessions.
We offer online and face to face coaching so distance and world pandemics are no barrier to you getting the coaching that you need.
Every session is unique to you. We will start by asking the question, 'how can I help you today?' As you talk through the issue we will ask you questions to help you explore. In a really natural way we will take you through a solution focused process and ask you questions to help you discover a way forward.
what to develop or improve?
what is the current situation, both good and bad elements?
CHOICES & CONSEQUENCES
what choices do you have?
what's the consequence of each one?
what actions could you take?
what will success look like?
what things might sabotage success?
"Being coached by Colin has been the most useful leadership training I’ve ever had and guess will have. He has coached and enabled my leadership strengths meaning I can be an integral & authentic leader, more importantly be myself." - Heather
"An enlightening experience that was daunting to start with. It has allowed me to evaluate myself at this poignant moment in my life." - Melanie
We believe that coaching works best in a style that works for you. So, for some clients we use visual or concrete items to help visualise how things could work. We can help by modelling strategic approaches with you to find different solutions. If you find yourself stuck, or in need of some inspiration, we will also offer you some relevant thinking or diagrams on the topic to help develop your next steps.
"I felt pretty low at the beginning of my last session and doubted that would change, but Colin’s expert coaching gave me a very real sense of ‘I can do this … I do have what it takes, and it’s all for the right reasons.’ I surprised myself and felt so much more on top of the issue that was weighing me down." - Martine
"Colin's approach has been fantastic. Patiently listened and tailored a solution to my own personality." - Danny
We can help you with a range of things. Here are some examples, although not an exhaustive list.
Working out next steps for the organisation
Confidence in a new role
Discovering personal values & purpose
Solving a problem
Difficult staff relationships
Confronting an issue with someone
Working with a board or governing body
Work life balance
Managing emotions as a leader
Do get in touch with us. We would love to help you.
We know budgets are so tight, so we price our coaching to help. Our coaching is at £90 an hour or £180 for a two-hour session. If the costs are prohibitive then please have a conversation with us. We are here to help. Booking 5 x 2-hour sessions in advance has the reduced price of £150 a session.
We have a 2020 Vision Package. This is 5 sessions that helps you gain clarity as a leader. Click here to read more.
We have a limited number of free or reduced coaching sessions for those working in the charity or education sectors or unemployed. Do contact us for availability.
Imagine how we could help you. Leadership can be a lonely business and so having someone dedicated to help you consider tricky issues and provide you with the thinking time to find your solution to things is worth its weight in gold.
Costs for coaching can vary, depending on length of time and venue and so please contact us for details. Grants may be available so do get in touch.
Colin Tapscott - Director
Colin is one of the Directors of Everyday Leader. He is an EMCC Accredited Coach at Practitioner level. He has a wide range of leadership experience including 18 years as a headteacher and 12 years as director of a charity. Colin's expertise is on how to develop people and with ten of Colin's former staff now leading as headteachers, he has a proven record. Using visual & active coaching techniques, Colin will empower you to rediscover your authority as a leader and to develop a multi-solution approach to solve the issues you face.
Personal testimony of Colin's work: "Colin has an excellent way of capturing the essence of what issues leaders face & empowering us to find a path through them with kindness and resilience."
Click here for his Full Bio
Sarah Gillett - Associate Coach
Sarah became an Executive Coach after a diplomatic career when she led diverse teams in a number of countries, delivering the UK's foreign policy objectives. She thrives on supporting others to realise their potential, and find their way in a world full of challenge, complexity, change and opportunity. Sarah grew up in Dorset, and studied international relations and politics at Aberdeen University. She extended her interest in management and leadership at McGill University in Montreal, and on the Top Management Programme at the UK’s National School of Government. She trained as a coach with the Guildhall School of Music & Drama’s Coaching and Mentoring programme. She is an arts lover, and Tate volunteer.
Personal testimony of Sarah's work: "I really enjoyed working with Sarah. She was an astute and generous listener, helping me see things from an objective point of view. There were times in the sessions that were challenging and she was not phased by this and, while being empathetic and sensitive, was resolute in moving through to a point of learning or revelation. "
Click here for her Full Bio
Vik Banks - Associate Coach
Vik has worked in the charity and social enterprise sector as a founder, business owner, manager, director and trustee. Vik knows from experience that leaders need time to reflect, acknowledge their own uncertainties and develop workable strategies for change and growth in their organisations. As a coach, Vik provides a safe space for leaders to do this transformative thinking.