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Person-centred – owner – led – self-management

Alternative, personally touch, deeper understanding, honest/genuine personality assessment 

Employee engagement – well-being – productivity – emotional intelligence 

Seamless integration into your personal development 

Individuals (online and f2f) and organisations (f2f) 

100% of the revenue is used to run the charitable activities to support vulnerable, disadvantaged and marginalised people to secure self-sufficient and happier futures through securing gainful employment. 

 

For executives, especially the next generation of leaders, the secret of their success, their teams and their organisation is to be able to quickly assess their own personality, perspectives, and performance accurately. This allows them to continuously re-align and fine tune their actions to make them more effective and focused.

Most graduate development coaching focuses on analysing past and current actions rather than understanding ‘why’ and ‘how’ those actions were taken and if they could have been managed better.  For effective and rapid leadership to occur executives must be deeply self-aware, knowing precisely what unique traits, values, strengths, behaviour, emotions and intrinsic motivations they possess. Aligning how tasks are carried out to an individual’s authentic values and purpose can significantly improve individual performance and also enhances the ability to inspire others and generate wider life satisfaction, personal well-being and organisational positivity.

Despite its direct link with high performance and career success, the development of accurate self-assessment and awareness is rare, with only 10% of mid-senior executives having this skill.  If these skills are developed by organisations early there are multiple benefits across the holistic spectrum of an individual’s life such as: 

•    Improved performance and career success

•    Increased loyalty to an employer 

•    Enhanced personal branding

•    More effective Leadership

•    Better relationship management amongst colleagues, clients and senior staff

•    Better personal health and well-being

 

Graduate Onboarding 

For executives, especially the next generation of leaders, the secret of their success, their teams and their organisation is to be able to quickly assess their own personality, perspectives, and performance accurately. This allows them to continuously re-align and fine tune their actions to make them more effective and focused.

Most graduate development coaching focuses on analysing past and current actions rather than understanding ‘why’ and ‘how’ those actions were taken and if they could have been managed better.  For effective and rapid leadership to occur executives must be deeply self-aware, knowing precisely what unique traits, values, strengths, behaviour, emotions and intrinsic motivations they possess. Aligning how tasks are carried out to an individual’s authentic values and purpose can significantly improve individual performance and also enhances the ability to inspire others and generate wider life satisfaction, personal well-being and organisational positivity.

Despite its direct link with high performance and career success, the development of accurate self-assessment and awareness is rare, with only 10% of mid-senior executives having this skill.  If these skills are developed by organisations early there are multiple benefits across the holistic spectrum of an individual’s life such as: 

•    Improved performance and career success

•    Increased loyalty to an employer 

•    Enhanced personal branding

•    More effective Leadership

•    Better relationship management amongst colleagues, clients and senior staff

•    Better personal health and well-being

 

Student careers advice 

Without a doubt, schools and universities have, in recent years, been updating their careers advisory offerings. If you want to know about specific roles and sectors there are now some fantastic resources available. However, I work with lots of students who say to me there are still two areas of careers advice that they feel are still not being addressed.

“I don’t know what I want to do!” 

“I still don’t know how to sell myself to a potential employer.”

Only half of UK students end up working in a field related to their degree, so there is a real need to help students find out what they really want to do. Within their first 10 years at work, it is expected that people entering the world of work now will change jobs at least four times. They won’t just be changing jobs either, many will be transitioning into entirely different sectors.

One of the biggest complaints made to us by student clients is that they feel that no one is listening to them. They feel that their parents in particular have a life-plan for them and they find it really hard to persuade other people to recognise that they might have their own ideas!

So if we genuinely wish to see students start to flourish and ‘reach their potential’, phrases that are used in almost every school, university and business school literature, then it is really important that students are equipped with the tools needed to plan and manage their careers for themselves.

We work with students, either on a one-to-one basis, or in small groups, to pass on a methodology that allows them to understand things like what authentic capabilities they possess, what their values, goals, preferred working environments, and skills are. We then start to unravel possible career options and find out how to ‘network‘ and ‘research‘ within our chosen areas of interest. We then look at how we can secure a meaningful first step on the career path. This ensures students have direction, high levels of self-esteem and resilience, an ability to present themselves on paper, orally and on-line, and know what they want to do!

We don’t use psychometric tests to understand a client’s personality, for two main reasons. Firstly, students have enough exams going on and computer-based assessments can feel like just another ‘test’ and secondly, what employers are looking for is someone who can articulate their value to that employer, someone who can tell a story to get across their capabilities, and someone who can stand out from the crowd. Organisations who have met our clients tell us that our clients were the one they remembered as being different, authentic, confident, and able to demonstrate their potential. Guess who was given a second interview?!

 

A father “My son Charlie (18) was at a crossroads after not getting the results he’d hoped for in his A-Levels. Nicholas was recommended to me by a family friend and spent two days with Charlie. The results were really impressive. Charlie now knows what he wants to do. Nicholas helped him to find direction and focus when he was really struggling.”