First 90 Days

Whether you are a recently promoted Manager / Director or about to start a new role in a new company, the first few months in a new role are critical.  You need to 'hit the ground running' and are particularly vulnerable in the first few months as you will lack an in-depth knowledge of the challenges you'll face and what it will take to succeed within the new role. Failure to create momentum in the first 90 days can create an uphill battle for the rest of your term.

Several of our Senior Executive Coaches are experts in this field, with a wealth of experience working with new Managers and Executives to ensure their first 90 days are the best they can be.

Our programmes are bespoke and all are aimed at ensuring the client obtains a 'fast start' in their new role.  This approach enables the individual to become functionally effective in the new role as quickly as possible, whilst embedding the new leadership and collaborative behavioural skills required to establish the individual’s credibility with new peers, superiors and subordinates.


Whilst all our programmes are bespoke, we have listed below some of the topics covered within each programme.  On average coaching programmes for individuals who are moving jobs are shorter in nature and typically last 3-6 months.

Click the title to view an overview of the most relevant programme for you;

Or click the link below to schedule your free telephone consultation to explore how we can help you.


Recently Promoted Managers / Directors

Programme specifics are agreed at the outset and will include a focus on the following areas:

Managing Peers

  • Engaging effectively with new peers, “speaking their language”, and establishing credibility in the new, more senior role

Effective Leadership

  • Developing leadership and people management skills
  • Learning how to effectively lead and manage individuals who may have been of the same seniority prior to the promotion

Strategic Thinking

  • Learning how to think more strategically about the new role and the business as a whole

Role Objectives

  • Clarifying the key objectives and targets for the new role, and establishing a coherent action plan to achieve the objectives


Managers / Directors in a New Company

Programme specifics are agreed at the outset and will include a focus on the following areas:

Credibility

  • Establishing personal and professional credibility with team, peers and superiors
  • Creating quick wins in line with the organisational culture

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People

  • Establishing and maintaining rapport with fellow employees
  • Identifying key players and influencers within the organisation

Processes

  • Understanding the processes used by the new organisation – “how things really get done round here”

Culture

  • Developing a clear understanding of the organisation’s culture and values
  • Enhancing the individual’s ability to integrate with this new culture

Cross Functional / Secondment Coaching

Programme specifics are agreed at the outset and will include a focus on the following areas:

Role Objectives

  • Clarifying the key objectives and targets for the new role, and establishing a coherent action plan to achieve the objectives

Processes

  • Understanding the processes used by the new department/function – “how things really get done round here”

Credibility

  • Establishing personal and professional credibility with team, peers and superiors
  • Creating quick wins in line with the corporate and functional/departmental organisational culture

People

  • Establishing and maintaining rapport with new fellow employees Identifying key players and influencers within the team


Career Coaching

Career coaching is particularly relevant when you are faced with change; promotion, job change, redundancy and retirement or you might just want to review where you are now.  Our career coaching will help you both identify what you really want out of your career, understand your skills and abilities and then support you in choosing a career that will fulfill you.  Together with your coach, you will set goals and then develop a strategy to achieve the career you really want. It may be progress in your existing organisation, it might require a complete change of direction and you may need to develop or improve some skills.

Some of the aspects we may cover are...

  • Understand your skills and abilities
  • Create a CV that articulates your skills to potential employers
  • Set career objectives
  • Support you through the job search process
  • Coach you for interviews

Click the link below to schedule your free telephone consultation to explore how we can help you.


Something to think about

“In a 2004 survey by Right Management consultants, 86 percent of companies said they used coaching to sharpen skills of individuals who have been identified as future organisational leaders.”
Excerpt from “What An Executive Coach Can Do For You” – Harvard Business School.

“A coach may be the guardian angel you need to rev up your career.”
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