Do your teams strive for excellence or could you be unwittingly tolerating mediocrity? Teams and how to get the best from them is often a conundrum in business. Whether changing markets, transformation, customer issues, moving goal posts or changes to internal team members, the team needs to be flexible and collaborative to be able to perform. I work with teams to raise their performance bar, to understand what good looks like in their context and how to win together. I create an environment that is safe and where everybody in the room has a voice. I explore the impact individuals have in the team and link learning and the developing team processes to real business goals and outcomes.
The Business Athlete
I have developed the concept of ‘Business Athlete’ following feedback from many of my clients and my own client mix of business and sport, drawing on my experience as a qualified rugby coach from the RFU Coach Education Programme. Within the ‘Business Athlete’ coaching, I introduce clients to coaching techniques, drawn from the competitive world of sport. In essence, the need to perform at the best possible level is commonly driven by competition, there is no room in either business or sport to stand still you need continuous learning, development and growth. Coaching is recognised in sport as an essential role and business is now beginning to learn that some of these techniques are transferable. The role of manager/leader in business has to be geared towards getting the best out of people and teams; therefore, the role of the coach is an important tool.