Geoff provides coaching in leadership skills to a wide range of clients. This is provided face-to-face and by phone or video conferencing. Areas commonly explored include:
- Dealing with difficult situations and people.
- Planning, priority setting and time management, especially at a 'whole of team' scale.
- Personal skills and deficits.
- Values, and how these influence behaviour.
- 'Managing upwards' for mutual cooperation and valued outcomes.
- Giving clear work instructions, delegation and follow-up.
- Working towards consensus on contentious issues.
- Developing stakeholder relationships.
Geoff’s approach to coaching involves listening and sharing experiences of leadership and other aspects of professional practice. Sessions are usually an hour a month. The focus in each session is guided by (a) specific instructions given before commencing the coaching; (b) the person’s recent experiences; (c) the person’s upcoming challenges; and (d) Geoff’s suggestions.
A Testimonial - Zoe, Team Leader, CatholicCare Toowoomba
Coaching/supervision sessions with Geoff have been invaluable. The sessions are practical. They have helped me navigate challenging and chaotic workplace situations, and the steps I need to take to move forward.
This coaching has provided me the opportunity to step back, consider and focus on my leadership skills and qualities (some of which I never knew I had), and to think about how I apply these in my workplace. I have significantly improved my understanding of my role as a leader and I now have a whole toolbox of skills I can draw on. I think in turn this has been a huge benefit to my team and their professional development. Geoff is very open and honest in his advice, challenging (where needed) and supportive and I have felt comfortable to be frank and open about workplace challenges. Geoff has been encouraging and reassuring and continues to recommend strategies, ideas and theories to support me in my role.
I enjoy the supervision sessions and would be happy to recommend his services.
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