Julie Smith, Pressurevalve (with introduction from IFLR managing editor Amelie Labbe)
Coaching is now a key component of many development packages, but do we really understand what it is and how to use it to our advantage?
In this practical session we’ll explore the following questions:
- What is coaching and what isn’t coaching?
- What type of challenges and goals can coaching help with?
- What happens in the coaching process?
- Are you ‘coachable’?
- How do you find a coach and assess whether they are the right fit for you?
Julie Smith is director and coach at Pressurevalve Ltd. As well as being a qualified executive coach, she’s also an experienced leader with 15+ years in management positions, 10 of which were in senior posts, including heading national operations and an interim CEO post. This means she understands the complexities, challenges and rewards of leadership. Key success factors in her coaching include helping people develop: skills in viewing situations from different perspectives, self-awareness, decision-making, confidence, self-belief, self-coaching and resilience. As well as coaching, Julie designs and facilitates sessions for leadership programmes in London and New York, runs network groups for leaders and is chair of the Global Taskforce of the American Express Leadership Academy, Alumni Network. If you’d like more information on Julie’s coaching services, plus self-coaching resources, visit: https://www.pressurevalvecoaching.com/free-stuff