‘30 years to be an overnight success’
My name is Jerry Brown I have been involved in professional executive and team coaching successfully for over 30 years.
Real Embedded Transformational Team Coaching is now the hottest topic in L&D.
I would like to introduce you to our way of working with Top Teams from all walks of life. It is a methodology we have been developing since the late 90s which is all about transforming Executive Teams.
Having worked with many senior team leaders over the years that understand the need for ‘offsite’ events, workshops and ‘strategic away days’, historically they didn't know of a better way, why would they? They would choose this type of solution because the felt they should do something and they should be the coach/facilitator as the leader of the team.
Sadly, we now know that this type of approach typically doesn't deliver real long lasting sustained transformation or tackle the fundamental issues holding the team back.
So, many have become somewhat disillusioned with the one-off team offsite coaching event because a quick fix solution didn’t deliver results in the long term.
Our methodology was born out of this situation. We knew we weren’t really leveraging the potential of the team and supporting the leader properly or professionally with ‘one off’s’, and the real answer was there all the time.
We just needed to be brave and prescribe the newly designed approach which does work, produces real change for the team, and enlighten the leaders as to how it would work for them.
The solution is a 12-step programme spread over a year.
Part of its methodology is built on the following components:
- Research interviews and data analysis, carried out prior to launch, enabling us to really understand the issues and aspirations of the team and their real untapped potential (capability and capacity)
- A 2 day Launch workshop during which we complete a full analysis of the current state of the team through a facilitated process on day one
- Completing a balanced plan together on the second day which covers the softer team behavioural model and the aligned key strategic goals for the year ahead - which having been designed by the team’s input is fully ‘bought into’ and the leader is ‘part of the team’ on an equal level (important for the leader to let go)
- The plan covers both the soft aspects required for team transformation to high performance, and the tasks or goals for breakthroughs and desired success
- Over the course of the year working together on a monthly basis, we also work on different forms of development for the team. This is tailored to their needs at the specific point the team is at on their high-performance evolutionary journey.
- Each monthly session is between 4 and 6 hours and includes their ‘BAU’ agenda.
- The UpAGear process is robust, introduces rigour and a discipline that most teams haven’t experienced before – and it produces the desired results!
All teams are dysfunctional to one degree or another!
We are very skilled at facilitating the process and encouraging them to open up to it, collectively discovering what it is.
Working through the UpAGear Team Coach and methodology:
- We grow the team’s confidence
- Have the team get to know each other better (often one of the keys to unlocking potential)
- Encouraging them in empathising with each other’s differences
- Developing more of an holistic mind set as Leaders and owners of their outcome
- Supporting and developing their team spirit and collaborative work ethos
- Leading in the right way in the team and for the team
- Developing their accountability and therefore powerful levels of trust
So many of our clients have enjoyed the transformational results through our UpAGear coaching support and development work.
It is often further supported through our Executive Coaching for each person in the team, which really accelerates performance results.
Results such as:
- Moving from $45m loss to $10m profit over a 2 year period
- Reshaping the team to support the performance improvement
- Flushing out poor performers and those that aren’t being accountable
- Delivering record profit after 3 years of work turning performance around in a very difficult market
- Having new members of the team join from direct report positions contributing with refreshing energy, revitalising the team
- Having the Boss become CEO through the team’s performance and impressive results
- Growing a business from zero to market leader in 10 years
- Transforming a Finance Team from an ‘introverted fortress’ to become the most strategically influential division in a large Global Insurance company.
- The boss became CFO realising a lifetime ambition – well deserved too!
- The Coach becoming a recognised and vital part of the team
Contact us and find out more about UpAGear email@example.com
Or call us on 01332 638617