As Focus mission is to fix the broken world of work, we have spoken to a large number of “leaders” and managers about what is broken in their workplace and how we can collaborate on fixing fundamentals to complex problems that they are facing as a business or as a leadership team.
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The Elephant In The Room
Let’s address the elephant in the room, managers and above rarely receive or seek out management coaching or training.
This is a big problem…
- for managers
- for teams
- and importantly for their businesses.
Why is this a big problem? Your personal development will slow, your career will likely stagnate and your business performance will only hit a certain level.
Managers of all levels and experience require constant improvement, yes you can learn on the job, however, typically you do not improve any of your core skills or arguably, more importantly, your core weaknesses.
How can you improve any baseline numbers or hit targets or KPI’s when you are failing to improve yourself?
Professional Business Requires Coaching
Sports and business have many parallels, the difference is in almost all professional sports you have dedicated coaches, you receive coaching daily for your professional career and the majority of the team you are coached on improving your weaknesses and improving your core skills and then applying this in a team and squad environment.
Even the worlds best and greatest athletes are coached seek help and receive coaching every day!
This should be no different for business professionals.
This very rarely happens in the work setting, the only time this happens is when executives are recommended a coach or a startup is maturing and the investment team seeks out a coach for a founder or the founding team.
Career Stagnation Is Your Problem
Almost every career stagnates at one place or another, this can be more many reasons, the most common; you stop wanting to progress and seek out help, seek out improving your weaknesses or seek out a mentor or a professional coach.
Step up and develop your career!
Put On Your Own Oxygen Mask First
Put on your own oxygen mask is a famous business quote that translates to look after yourself first, this could not be truer notably when it comes to actually helping your team or business improve, if you are not improving yourself, how are you improving others?
Invest In You
One of the big takeaways in talking to leaders is they end up not using their training budget or “wasting it conferences”.
Stop wasting your annual training budget on conferences you learn small and disposable pieces of information or fail to attend because you are too busy.
Get Focus: Professional Management Coaching
Focus offers a tailored package that has been built for managers across all levels, whether you are a:
- A newly promoted manager
- A Head of Team or Head of Department
- A Director who is lacking confidence or delivery is slipping away
- A VP who is too busy juggling meeting requests and sitting in back to back meetings to develop themselves or their team
- A C-suite member who has become detached from their discipline or lost their influence over their team.
We work together with you, we then:
- Build a tailored package to your specific situation
- Build a growth plan together
- Build your skills, session by session
- Build out your confidence and communications skills
- Build out a set of templates for you to use and roll out internally
The Focus 1-2-1 Coaching Packages can be brought in blocks or per session.
Each coaching session is 60 minutes and virtual. Each session is one to one, with homework to improve your skills and actions to tackle and roll out after every session.
No Timewasting! To ensure we are compatible and you want to be coached, we arrange a quick 15-minute session to run your situation and see if we would be a good fit.
The packages can be paid for directly from your business or if you are looking to pay for this yourself this can be set up. This enables you to invest in yourself or your company to invest in your long term success.
Get in touch below to start your coaching with Focus.