Leadership Teams Coaching for Startups & Growing Organizations

Is your company helmed by young and ambitious leaders/founding members who are raring to drive results?

And is your leadership team full of individually great talents and abilities, but together you could do with improving communication, getting some more structure around roles and responsibilities in place and smoothening the decision making process?

Why Do Leadership Teams At Growing Organizations Need Leadership Team Coaching?

Often leadership teams comprise individuals with individually stellar experience, product knowledge and industry skills. But when they have to come together, differences in their ways of working and communicating, lack of alignment around the strategic vision and lack of clarity around roles and responsibilities start adversely affecting their output. 

As the business grows and becomes more complex, it is no longer enough to have great chemistry alone among leadership team members. Decision making becomes more complex and structures have to be evolved to facilitate communication and sharing of expertise as well as ensuring that all leaders are rowing in the same direction. 

With business growing, leadership teams may have to take decisions on how to pivot and quickly keep experimenting with new ideas. This is found even more commonly among leadership teams at startups. Again this calls for a good understanding among members of the leadership teams and the ability to work as an agile team.

Our leadership team coaching interventions address these problems and needs and enable superior team performance by leadership teams of startups and growing organizations.

Key takeaways of Leadership Team Coaching interventions

Leadership team coaching has been shown to increase performance, improve confidence, improve relationships and increase team effectiveness. What differentiates our leadership team coaching interventions are the way they are designed – to complement and increase the agility of leadership teams in fast growing organizations.

The pace of our leadership team coaching interventions is fast and focused. Leadership teams who get coached by us can expect the following

  • Understand and learn to navigate complex interpersonal relationships. Where leadership team members are struggling to de-personalize their relationships and move into the stage of business where personal chemistry is also complemented by a willingness to work with complementary strengths and conflicting styles

 

  • Upgrade trust and communication within team. Trust has a direct impact on energy, engagement, productivity and retention. Trust also makes reviews and post-mortems more honest, leading to better quality of decision making and reduced mistakes
  • Increase knowledge and expertise sharing among team members making it more usable for the business.

 

  • Achieve greater alignment around the strategic direction and core values of the organization. This makes it easier to take decisions about business growth, hiring, organization culture etc

 

  • Navigate periods of change, take up new roles, integrate new talent who can support the business goals and strategy

Who can benefit from our Leadership Team Coaching interventions?

Our Leadership Team Coaching interventions are for leadership teams of growing organizations who want to see a step-change in their performance and results.

You should hire us for leadership team coaching if you

  • Are finding relationships among leaders are strained, some members are facing burnout or exhaustion and there is a need to clarify roles and areas of responsibility and decision making without making it too rigid
  • Are experiencing a sudden expansion in core leadership team, with new people coming in from the industry who need to be integrated with the founding team members. Some instances when we have successfully coached leadership teams are when function heads such as HR Head, Marketing Head, have been hired from outside to work alongside the founding team members and new ways of structuring work have to be evolved
  • Have distributed leadership teams with some members working in different places. In some cases, we have worked with leadership teams where business and growth heads have been located in different geographies from operations and marketing heads. This led to gaps in communication and inter-personal differences which were resolved by leadership team coaching for the leadership team as a whole.

Are finding that leadership team members have high quality hard or technical skills but soft skills are lacking. Improving the soft skills through leadership team coaching, can lead to significant impact on innovation in products and services and customer service and satisfaction.

Who can benefit from our Leadership Team Coaching interventions?

Our Leadership Team Coaching interventions are for leadership teams of growing organizations who want to see a step-change in their performance and results. You should hire us for leadership team coaching if you: 

Are finding relationships among leaders are strained, some members are facing burnout/ exhaustion and there is a need to clarify roles and areas of responsibility without making it too rigid

Are experiencing a sudden expansion in core leadership team, with new people coming in from the industry who need to be integrated with the founding team members. 

Have distributed leadership teams with some members working in different places, leading to gaps in communication and inter-personal differences. 

Are finding that leadership team members have high quality hard or technical skills but soft skills are lacking. Improving the soft skills through leadership team coaching, can lead to significant impact on innovation in products and services and customer service and satisfaction.

Methodology of our Leadership Development Programs

Our leadership team coaching enables the leadership teams at young and growing organizations to be able to strike the right balance between speed and structure, individual excellence and complementary strengths to  be able to deliver results consistently. If your leadership teams have to move beyond the ‘problem solving’ stage in the business to now also ‘broaden and build’, our leadership team coaching can support you in doing so.

Our leadership development programs are highly experiential and immersive. They are customized to each organization’s need, but some key parts of the process include

  • Individual reflection and self-awareness through psychometric tools
  • Personal Insights – experiential techniques to uncover personal narratives, strong suits and patterns. Connecting to personal purpose and meaning.
  • Storytelling to learn how to use stories to articulate values, purpose and influence key stakeholders
  • Personal Mastery tools and practices focused on managing Energy, Focus and Time
  • 1-1 Coaching with experienced coaches

We draw upon neuroscience, experiential learning theory and adult development to focus on achieving awareness, developing lasting new practices and further enhancing existing strengths.

Greater self-awareness

Individual reflection and self-awareness through psychometric tools

Personal Insights

Experiential techniques to uncover personal narratives, strong suits and patterns

Storytelling

Learn how to use stories to articulate values, purpose and influence key stakeholders

How do our Leadership Development programs foster being purpose driven and centred?

Our leadership development programs have two defining characteristics – immersive and experiential. They are designed to impact the being and the doing of participants. We focus on enabling leaders to find and communicate their purpose through developing the following practices

  • Finding and conveying meaning at work – we help leaders connect to goals which they find personally meaningful and in line with their vision of who they want to be and how they want to lead. This becomes the source of their energy and they use their skills and strengths to rally people around this. Time and again, we find that leaders who are connected to goals which go beyond personal gain, are able to tell powerful and inspiring stories which bind people together and multiply their energy. Our leadership development programs therefore, teach leaders to dig into the source of such inspiring stories and communicate them compellingly.

 

  • Reframing difficult and challenging situations and emotions into growth opportunities – Purposeful leaders do not shy away from difficult and challenging situations, but instead reframe these to find possibilities for growth and learning for themselves and others. In our leadership development work, we encourage leaders to look at challenging situations in the face, and practice how they can see them more constructively.

 

  • Building connections and community – In a departure from the image of the leader as powerful, one who is an expert and has all the right answers, our leadership development programs enable leaders to become comfortable with asking for help and admitting that they may not know it all. This in turn helps them to be able to build authentic connections and facilitating the flow of important information across the organization much more quickly and effectively.

 

  • Experimenting and risking failure – By reframing failure as an opportunity to learn, our leadership development work enables leaders to see the value in experimenting. We get leaders to challenge what failure means to them personally and how they might reduce the fear of failure by de-personalizing it. This puts them in the space where they are then open to proactively looking at risks and possible failures with their people and plan mitigating strategies.

 

  • Managing their own energy – Leaders have to deal with a lot and this requires constantly replenishing and growing their own energy. We help leaders develop a range of practices to energize themselves (physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually).

Key takeaways for the Organization

The greatest benefit to organizations from investing in purpose driven leadership development is in equipping leaders to be able to respond to change. This is of high value, considering the turbulent times and the rapid rate of change that businesses are continuously exposed to.

The other organizational benefits are

  • A culture of learning getting embedded because of more open, authentic communication and information flows
  • Collaborative networks unleashed when leaders role model trust building and open communication

Methodology of our Leadership Development Programs

Our leadership development programs are highly experiential and immersive. They are customized to each organization’s need, but some key parts of the process include

  • Individual reflection and self-awareness through psychometric tools
  • Personal Insights – experiential techniques to uncover personal narratives, strong suits and patterns. Connecting to personal purpose and meaning.
  • Storytelling to learn how to use stories to articulate values, purpose and influence key stakeholders
  • Personal Mastery tools and practices focused on managing Energy, Focus and Time
  • 1-1 Coaching with experienced coaches

We draw upon neuroscience, experiential learning theory and adult development to focus on achieving awareness, developing lasting new practices and further enhancing existing strengths.

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