Leading a business and a team can sometimes feel like a lonely place, especially as you’ve so much to do. Decisions to make, problems to solve, people to see…the list is endless. There may even be days when you find yourself wondering whether you’re going about things in the right way, or if things could be a bit easier.
But it doesn’t have to be this way.
Just because you’re the Leader, doesn’t mean that you don’t need someone on your side to give you the support, guidance and coaching that you really do need.
Let me ask you a question…can you relate to any of this?
- You’d like to be more pro-active and strategic, but don’t currently have the head-space?
- You’d describe yourself as: juggling too many balls; spinning plates; treading water or running on a hamster wheel?
- You’d like to be more effective as a leader, and get results from yourself and your team
- You’d like to know how to be more effective during the day so you get more done.
- You feel that you spend your days making decisions, and solving problems that your team should be able to do?
- You’d really like some more time to spend with your family or doing things you enjoy.
- You’d like to role model positive behaviours and not someone who works long hours consistently.
- You’d love to know an easier way to influence and grow your team so they can be more self sufficient?
If this is where you are, I can help
“Barbara Nixon is an extremely engaging person and has the very rare ability of being able to develop a keen understanding of an individual or situation accurately and efficiently. Through this insight and her undoubted and very understated intellect Barbara has been able to assist in helping to support key members of my team, identifying where change is both wanted and required and being able to tailor a program for each person designed to help them and the business achieve on-going progress and improvement. Barbara is very engaging, extremely good fun and someone that others find it easy to relate to and engage with, her various tools including some expert advice on bespoke reading materials along with practical and everyday training aids and techniques are both inspiring and effective. Comfortable in communicating at any level, Barbara Nixon is a person I would strongly recommend if you or your business is need of change, inspiration or wishes to challenge the status quo in order to keep moving forward. “Noel Kershaw
HOW WE WORK TOGETHER
Although I call myself an Executive Coach, what I really offer is a healthy fusion of coaching, mentoring, and training all rolled into one. In conventional executive coaching the answers would all come from you, which is fantastic. However, what I’ve noticed over the years is that sometimes ‘you just don’t know what you don’t know’, and rather than wait until you do, this is where I jump in to give you some support, guidance and development along the way. This way you leave every session with clear actions and having made a real leap in the right direction.
I’ve worked with literally hundreds of leaders, from Business Owners to Managers, to help them get the most from their teams and themselves. As a result we tackle issues that you’ve probably just gotten used to putting up with. Things like…working long hours, not communicating consistently, not getting the results you need from your teams; having a list to do as long as your arm, and not being as effective as you can be. I can show you an easier and quicker way resulting in quite a lot of A-HA moments as you discover the answer is a lot simpler than you thought.
“Barbara is incredibly down-to-earth and easy to relate to; which makes for more than just a pleasant experience with her …
Barbara is skilled in creating a space for development to evolve in a way that feels almost like osmosis, and I always come away from our discussions enlightened and energised to take the next step.
Whether you are manager, senior leader or CEO you need Barbara on your team!”Lorraine Hamilton
Let me give you the details…
How long is each session?
How many sessions do I get?
Where are they held?
How do I get the most out of them?
Before we start working together we’ll discuss what success looks like for you. What is it that you want to do differently, and where do you want to improve. We’ll then use that as our ‘North Star’ throughout the programme. It’s also helpful if you have a think about what you want to discuss before each session, and in between times the people who really see results are the ones who take action.
What kind of things can we discuss?
What are the benefits?
Executive Coaching is a great way to get the focused attention you need without the distraction of other people on a programme, or going through a set agenda, and you can really tailor each session to suit exactly what you need at that time. As with anything the more you put in, the more you’ll get out…so it’s a good idea to always practice what we talk about in between meetings so that you’re moving towards your desired end goal and you start to see the results you want.
Barbara has worked with the senior leadership team here at the Bone Cancer Research Trust for the last 6 months. She has provided us with flexible and tailored coaching to meet our needs as a new leadership team working through a time of change. Her sessions, which have been both 1-2-1 and as a group, have been invaluable – we have become a more efficient and effective team as a result, with what will hopefully be a long-lasting impact.”Liz Eatock