Something different

At DevelopingTalent, Executive Coaching is our focus. At the same time, we recognise that other forms of interventions can have great impact on our business lives. The services we offer here bring a different touch.

 

 

"Develop your presence with theater" workshops

Lyne has been a comedian for 20 years and, at the same time, a highly experienced marketing manager. 

Using theater techniques, she will help you to develop you presence and convince your public. 

Through role-plays, games and exercises, you will train to give the best of yourself and be in full possession of your faculties, even in communication situations where the stakes are high.

Equi-coaching

Equi-Coaching sessions provide a dynamic process of building leadership and self-awareness skills through horse-human interactions. Managers and leaders can develop their skills to build teams, interpersonal communication, and resolve conflicts. While interacting with horses, they become able to identify and shift their limiting behavior patterns that prohibit them from developing trusting relationships in business settings.

Why Horses?

Horses are wise mentors in this unique type of work. As prey animals, their “flight” instincts become instant mirrors and non-judgmental feedback mechanisms for humans. Horses sense and respond to a person’s intentions, emotions and thoughts that are conveyed subconsciously through body language. Through the experience of observing a horse’s response to their requests and directions, each person learns how to communicate more effectively, face their fears and manage their emotions, and become more consistent and congruent with their actions.

Coaching Supervision

In the context of our corporate work, we have often come across companies who want to use internal coaches for specific mandates, where confidentiality, proximity, etc are not an issue. Lie any other coach, internal coaches need supervision.

Our coach Freya is a certified supervisor, and can help you setup internal supervision of your coaches. Here is what she says about supervision:

 

Coaching supervision

“A regular, protected time for facilitated, in depth reflection on coaching practice” adapted from Bond and Holland, 1998.

We prefer to think of it more as a working alliance between two professionals where coaches offer an account of their work, reflect on it, receive feedback and guidance if appropriate. Supervision should be a safe place where mutual respect creates a trusting professional relationship. It is where coaches are stretched and their experiential learning is facilitated through reflection to make a positive difference in their practice (work).

The main aim of supervision is to encourage a dialogue between coach and supervisor that focuses the coach’s practice on providing the best possible learning environment for the coachee. From a quality view point the discussion is focused on two key areas:

  • Ethical practice – does the coach behave in such a way that an external third party, possibly the coachee’s organisation (the client) or an accrediting coaching organisation may view the practice unethical? Examples of this may include conflicts of interest, breach of confidentiality, or competence of the coach to help in the coachee’s context etc.
  • Coachee focus – is the focus of the coach solely on the coachee, their agenda and how to provide support to the coachee to develop their own thoughts and solutions to the issues at hand. Is the space of the dialogue left free for the coachee to fill or is the coach filling that space with their own agenda?

 

Coach Support
Coaching is an intensive activity, often dealing with people’s areas of work, behaviour and personality that is providing them cause for concern or even stress. It can be highly rewarding for the coach to work with a coachee that moves towards personal development and has a series of successes. Equally it can be highly frustrating to work with someone who appears to be struggling and not making progress. Either way it is sometimes difficult for the coach to keep a distance and not become emotionally engaged in the coachee’s journey.

Additionally, coaching several coachees at the same time, or within quick succession, can drain the energy reserves of the coach. The supervisor can help the coach identify if these issues are bleeding into their practice to the point that their coachee focus is in danger of being compromised.

So supervision also provides a restorative process for the coach to focus on their own needs, energy and emotions – and to learn to manage these to maintain a professional coaching practice.

Freya Williams has completed Coaching Supervision Certificates with Michael Carroll and is therefore qualified to help other Coaches in their Supervision. 

Embodiment oriented leadership training

During business and corporate training Mark takes into account the whole person, working with the mental, physical and emotional aspects to maximise results. Mark is one of the few training providers to incorporate the role of the body, using posture, breathing and movement in training. This “embodied learning” approach is more effective than regular corporate training as it goes deeper, is learned quicker and is longer lasting. Mark helps people to:

  • Build resilience and improve stress and time management
  • Coordinate action effectively – team building and communication
  • Lead with presence, build trust and inspire through authenticity

As well as training in businesses, non-profit and public courses in the UK and abroad, Mark has experience of peace-building and psychological resilience training with the UN in Cyprus, with the Sierra Leone army, with INGOs in Afghanistan, and in the slums of Brazil.

 

Business etiquette

 

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Lena provides strategic business etiquette and communication skills counsel to Fortune 100 companies and entrepreneurs, representing some of the world’s most respected brands. Her executive training programs focus on enhancing professional skills in Networking, Presentation and Public Speaking, Media Training, Personal Brand Image, Dining Etiquette, and International Protocol.

Recognized globally as an etiquette expert, Lena is a trusted advisor for media outlets. She has been featured on television and radio for Fox News, WNYW, WTVT, WCBS-TV, NY1 Money Matters, and VoiceAmerica Business Network.

The Quartett: a team that has worked together for more than 20 years

The four musicians are a classical classical quartet: they play classical music in a classical way. What may not be so classical about them is that they reflected deeply about how they work as a team. And they do have experience: they have been together for more than 20 years; they have gone through ups and downs, changed violist and cellist, and will share their fascinating journey with you.

They will also give you a unique opportunity: to experiment with your non-verbal impact: you will be able to conduct them, and they will follow your lead: show energy, and they will play a lively Bartok piece. Show lack of clarity, and they will get lost with you… 

Voice coaching

 

 

 

 

 

 Maria is our voice coach. She will help you find your authentic voice and learn how to use it in a dynamic way to influence other people. Through exercises, recording and feedback, you will discover how to work your body, your breath and your inner motivation in order to use your voice in the most efficient yet effortless way.

Innovation and entrepreneurship coaching

Pierre has an incredible wealth of experience with startups. Full of ideas, he has developed a number of tools that help him put startups and innovation teams on the right track. He is used to work as well with high level managers as with engineers, as much at ease in a board room as in a research lab.

Assessment and Development Analysis


Evelina is a highly experienced assessment and development professional with a strong background in management diagnostics design and validation. She holds a Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology  designs and delivers Individual Assessments, Assessment and Development Centers, 360° Feedback, Personality Tests, Situational Judgment Tests and Licensure Exams as well as being certified in the Lominger Architect and Voices, Leadership Versatility Index, OPQ 32 and Coaching for Development with CCL.

Evelina consults with clients to determine assessment needs, identifying company-wide competencies to which assessment and development interventions can be aligned. She designs customized assessments to evaluate your organization’s strengths and development areas, for use as a basis for individual development and succession plans. Following the assessments, Evelina will deliver the results and evaluate the impact of development initiatives, showing the extent to which change has occurred and the impact on your organization.

Working closely with you to ensure the assessments are relevant to your business, Evelina identifies criteria to determine the right candidates for the assessments.