An individual or team might choose to work with a consultant for many reasons, including but not limited to the following:
Sometimes we know where we are going, but not sure how to get there; other times we have not got a clue…we just know that things don’t feel right as they are and we need to make changes in our lives. Having an initial conversation with us about yourself and what is going on for you at present can help you to decide if Personal Consultancy might help you. We will work with you to help you to make the best decision possible…for you! We never apply any kind of pressure and are always quick to refer on if we feel that is the best avenue forward.
The length of a consulting partnership varies depending on the individual's or team's needs and preferences. If there are clear goals at the outset it may be that only three to six months are needed. For other situations and requirements people may find it beneficial to work with a coach for a longer period, this is often over a year. Initially it may be useful to hold two or three sessions over a short time period and then hold them monthly or bi-monthly. Factors that may impact the length of time include: the types of goals, the ways individuals or teams prefer to work, the frequency of meetings and financial resources available to support the Personal Consultancy.
On initial enquiry,or after initial assesment, we try to fit each individual with who we consider to be the best fit from our consultants. If you have a request for a particular consultant we will endevour to meet it.
Our aim is that you are happy with the service we provide. We ask that if you have any doubts about your progress, your consultant, or the process itself, you talk to us so that we can endevour to sort it our for you. However, you are at liberty to end the contract at any time, within the terms agreed at the beginning, (which is usually giving one sessions's notice).
Our consultants are probably not specialists in your field. We take the view that you are the expert in your business and we are the experts at creating a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires you to maximize your personal and professional potential as a resourceful and creative being. Our responsibility is to:
This process helps clients dramatically improve their outlook on work and life, while improving their leadership skills and unlocking their potential.
Initially we will want to have a personal interview (either face-to-face or by teleconference call) to discuss what is required, and determine the best way we could work together. Included would be an assessment of the individual's or business’ current opportunities and challenges, and defining the scope of the relationship.We may at this stage be able to identify priorities for action and establish specific desired outcomes, or it may be that time is needed to help the individual explore where it is they want to get to.
A time frame and length and number of sessions would be agreed, along with fees and payment scheule.
Subsequent consulting sessions may be conducted in person or over the telephone. Between scheduled sessions, the individual may be asked to complete specific actions that support the achievement of their personally prioritised goals. We may provide additional resources in the form of relevant articles, checklists, assessments or models to support the individual's or business’ thinking and actions. The duration of the coaching relationship varies depending on needs and preferences.
We expect you to: