“To exist is to change, to change is to mature,
To mature is to go on, Creating oneself endlessly”
We also provide career management coaching in partnership with Dobson Lyle.
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My first significant career transition took place when I was invited by my employer, at the age of twenty-five, to relocate to French-speaking West Africa (Côte d’Ivoire) and become general manager of a $100m+ turnover cocoa processing business employing 200 staff. It was there that I learnt I had the capability to assume significant levels of responsibility. Since then I have made a number of other significant transitions during a varied commercial and industrial career that included leading businesses in the USA and a handful of European countries. I came across coaching mid-way during my career and learnt how impactful coaching interventions can be in periods of significant change, My reflections on these transitions stimulated me to want to help others with their own transitions, using best practice coaching techniques.
Mike has a Practitioner Diploma with the Association of Executive Coaches (AoEC)
Developing More Sophisticated Ways of Thinking
“LEADING IN FLOW”
Feeling overwhelmed? There’s a label for this; it’s called VUCA which stands for Volatile, Uncertain, Complex & Ambiguous. The Information Age has contributed hugely to this phenomenon. The feeling of being overwhelmed comes from having to deal with the explosion of inputs (information) we have to process at any one point in time.
In short, there is a need to generate more meaning-making capacity to cope with this phenomenon. There has never been a greater need to find and develop leaders who can cope with the enormous calls on their attention and thrive in this environment. The qualities that define these leaders are not “What they Do” but “How they Think”; having the capacity to hold lots of variables and make sense of these i.e. making informed choices having considered multiple perspectives.
“Leading in Flow” develops leaders’ thinking capacity to take on and operate more effectively in the face of the VUCA environment. The framework underpinning “Leading in Flow” is known as Vertical Development.
Vertical Development refers to advancement in a person’s thinking capability. The outcome of vertical stage development is the ability to think in more complex, systemic, strategic, and interdependent ways. It is about how you think, which can measured through stage development interviews and surveys.
- Profiles the leader’s Vertical Development stage and helps them make sense of what that means to them and their leadership
- Coaches the leader to “grow-up” and expand their worldview/mindset
Greater humanity leading to learning leading to higher performance!
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“Leading in Flow”