WHY THE NEED?
Every top performer in any endeavour wants to get better. And so do you.
The difficulty is, it’s very hard to do that on your own. The breakfast of champions, really is feedback. That’s why great sportspeople have coaches, great actors have directors and great orchestral musicians have their conductor.
But improving your leadership skills is only one side of the coin. You also have to improve your “leadership brand” in the eyes of your stakeholders.
That’s why we utilise the Stakeholder Centred Coaching Approach in our Transformational Leadership Coaching. It’s an essential development experience for any leader who is intent on not only changing themself but also changing other’s perceptions of their leadership.
WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU DON’T?
Our clients are already successful leaders. And like you, they just want to get better.
It’s that attitude that made them great in the first place.
The problem is, like you, they are probably passionate, almost obsessive about results, and find themselves working harder and harder to achieve them, at great cost.
In no time at all their health begins to suffer, their relationships at home become strained, and they have less and less time to really focus on the big issues, about the next horizon. It’s just one “mini-crisis” after another. Yet they are so immersed in the day-to-day that they rarely see this happening.
It can feel as if you’ve levelled out, that no matter what you do, your results seem to be pretty much the same.
Sure, they’re ok but the question is always in your mind, and the nagging thought you’re left with is: “How much better could they be?” or “How much better could I be?”.
Yet more alarming still is your reputation can begin to be questioned. Yes, you’re a great performer, but have you got what it takes to get to the next level required of a Senior Executive?
It’s an old analogy, but a good one. Remember those perennial fleas in a jar, with the lid on? They keep jumping but after a while, after continually hitting the lid of the jar, they learn not to jump any higher.
Then when the lid is finally taken off, and they’re free to go to greater heights, they just keep jumping to the level they’ve been conditioned to achieve.
Something has to change.
A BRIEF OVERVIEW
Transformational Leadership Coaching with Paul Mitchell incorporates the trusted technology of Marshall Goldsmith with the unique combination of the human enterprise’s “inner” and “outer” game.
Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centred Coaching approach has proven to enable successful people to lead more effectively through long-term change in leadership behaviour by using a methodology that is highly effective and time efficient.
The Stakeholder Centred Coaching process guarantees measurable leadership growth and behavioural change.
The efficacy of Marshall’s Stakeholder Centred Coaching approach has been clearly demonstrated. More than 100 great top executives, great leadership thought leaders and great HR development professionals have experienced the benefits of the Stakeholder Centred Coaching process firsthand for themselves and their organisations.
A comprehensive study among 11,000 business leaders in 8 multinational companies on 4 continents concluded that 95% of leaders who consistently applied the Stakeholder Centred Coaching process, measurably improved their leadership effectiveness.
Stakeholder Centred Coaching does not require any ‘extra valuable time’ from busy business executives, as the coaching and leadership change process is integrated into his/her leadership role on the job.
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES AND benefits
|WHAT HAPPENS||WHICH MEANS FOR YOU|
|Our Inner and Outer Game Approach|
You’ll look at the integration of mindset and behavioural changes.
|By focusing simultaneously on both games, you bring about lasting transformational change. Leaders not only focus on the skills and behaviours that make them better, but the underlying beliefs that may be sabotaging their success.|
|Incorporating a Stakeholder Centric Approach|
You’ll make the key stakeholders the coaches, not just the coach.
|Almost overnight relationships begin to alter, a true feeling of partnership and collaboration emerges leading to better engagement and commitment from bosses, peers and directs. This means stakeholders get better at giving feedback and become the ultimate judges of whether the leader has changed because it doesn’t matter how much the leader changes if in the eyes of others they haven’t changed. Then they haven’t changed.|
|Marshall Goldsmith Accredited|
Paul is one of a handful of coaches in Australia that are accredited in M.G. Stakeholder Centric Coaching, who coaches executives internationally.
|You are getting a consistent approach globally if engaging other M.G. coaches in different countries, and the backing of one of the world’s foremost thought leaders in Leadership Development.|
|Behavioural Based Results|
Although, as mentioned, we focus on both the “INNER GAME” and the “OUTER GAME”, ultimately you will be judged and your performance enhanced by adding new skills and potentially letting go of those skills that no longer serve you.
|We give you tools to accurately monitor the behavioural changes you are making on a daily basis. You’ll get into rituals and habits that ensure your success and lasting change.|
|Trusted Advisor to Senior Leaders|
Paul, a registered Psychologist, has worked with some of the Asia Pacific’s most Senior Leaders, some responsible for up to $US10 billion of turnover. Many of whom have had Paul go on to coach their own team or referred him to Senior Colleagues.
|You have the reassurance from other Senior Leaders (whose time is incredibly precious and are not going to waste it on poor coaching that doesn’t deliver a huge personal and professional R.O.I.) that the investment of time, energy and money will reap huge rewards.|
Paul used a wonderful blend of humour, love, gentle insights and hard hitting truths to shake me out of my old way of being, and helped me create a new way. He is a “gem”.”
Lorna Davis, Senior Vice President, Kraft Foods
I wanted someone who would push me, to think about how I could better reach my potential. When it comes to coaching with Paul, the keyword is ‘Transformational’. It’s very easy to get a good coach and just make common changes. I wanted someone who was going to help me be a great leader not just a better manager. I contacted Paul because I knew of other Senior Leaders who saw him as a “game changer”. I didn’t want to take the long way to my goals. I wanted to invest in the best. That investment has paid off enormously, through his balance of constant challenging and support. My whole relationship of trust with Paul has seen me making significant changes, one of which is taking a stronger stand on issues I realised I deeply believe in. And that’s the reason I signed up with him in the first place.
Sujith Abraham, Group Vice President, Asia Pacific Strategy & Sales Development, Oracle
Reading through all of our notes this week it is astounding the depth of content, the practicality and usefulness of it all. It has been like this from our very first session way back in 2011. I feel our journey has only begun! You have been such an incredible coach and mentor to me.
Daryl Sisson, Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand, Thomson Reuters
Coaching was a journey of self-discovery for me that particularly made me focus on my “shadow”, the parts of me that are hidden by the areas where I potentially overuse some strengths. During this time, I always felt Paul was in my corner but wasn’t going to let me slacken off. Very confronting and rewarding. I’ve already recommended it to a colleague.
It has given me skills that I will be able to use in diverse roles going forward, as a well as a curiosity and tools to regularly ask for ‘feed forward’ from my colleagues.
Damian Hill, Chief Executive Officer, REST Industry Super
Working with Mitch was an invaluable experience that truly put my career back on track. I was not utilising my passion or high level of skills to lead effectively. He helped me identify and be more aware of the challenges I was having and then provided the guidance, support, tools and techniques I needed to adjust my behaviour. This allowed me to modify my actions to better lead and influence key stakeholders, change their perceptions of me and ultimately gain positive results.
I would highly recommend these coaching sessions and am grateful for the opportunity.
Diana Popov, Head of Sales Operations Pacific, Rentokil Initial
Thank you so much for your time, inspiration, guidance – I have learnt a lot from our conversation last week and have given positive comments to Tracy as well. I have recommended this program to my VP Finance. I truly believe this assessment will benefit lots of people out there in terms of knowing ourselves better, being a better person and making a difference in life.
Also, thank you for sharing the articles – I admire the content, simplicity and wisdom that you have about life in general. I will refer to this article from time to time when I need the inspiration to take the first step moving forward with the next phase of my life.
Karta Suryanata, Unilever Foodsolutions Finance Director, Asia, Africa and Middle East, Unilever Asia
Mitch is a one of a kind leadership coach… instant human connection, lightning bolts of energy, snappy humour and constant creativity. He helped me focus in on my “inner game” (values and beliefs) to re-frame my “outer game” with my team and peers, really driving self-awareness in the development of my own leadership style.
He gets the right balance between challenge and support, is never afraid to help you look at all aspects of leadership (at home and at work) and without doubt has a lasting impact on everyone he works with. Highly recommend.
Robbie Lawson, National Business Manager – Woolworths, Mars Food
*NB: All roles and organisations were accurate at the time the testimonials were provided
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