Does Leadership Coaching Actually Work? Frequently Asked Questions about Leadership Coaching

Talking about options with an intent listener is often the best formula for optimal decision-making and action.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is leadership coaching? A: Leadership coaching involves practical and results oriented one-on-one sessions. Talking about options with an intent listener is often the best formula for optimal decision-making and action. That’s why our clients spend 95% of leadership coaching sessions talking and our coaches spend 95% of the time listening. Leadership coaching sessions are done over the phone and are scheduled for an hour and a half.

Our leadership coaching methodology is based around what will be the most valuable use of the time for our client. With that in mind, every session has space for the client to decide what topic will be most valuable to discuss and every session finishes with the client and coach working together to decide on a list of action steps that will help the client to move forward. To maximise momentum and provide accountability, the next session then begins with a review of the previous session’s action steps.

Leadership coaching creates an environment where there is freedom from judgment and freedom from expectations that executives behave according to typical corporate mandates. In this environment it is safe to: question, appear vulnerable, observe, explore, experiment, learn and change. Leaders seek the assistance of a coach for various reasons: to achieve greater business results, to integrate business and personal life for balance, to prioritise actions, to turn around a difficult situation, to assist in setting a vision and direction, allowing a team to work together to reach extraordinary goals.

Purchase leadership coaching sessions for your organisation. Q: Does leadership coaching work? A: Leadership coaching works because most leaders have more than enough advice coming their way but no time and space to talk through options with a non-judgmental sounding board. Talking about options with an intent listener is often the best formula for optimal decision-making and action. Benefits of leadership coaching include: - Having a confidential and trusted listener. - Putting into clearer focus the essence of key challenges and issues. - Sharpening one’s thought processes. - Having someone ask on target, lazered questions about your thinking. - The ability to talk and think creatively, spontaneously and confidentially. - An ongoing assessment and sharpening of leadership skills. - The ability to conceive new and, in some cases seemingly improbable goals and accomplish them.

Leadership coaching works when the client is willing to grow and there is a gap between where they are now and where they want to be. The coach helps them solve problems and make the most of opportunities. When you engage a leadership coach you take yourself and what you want more seriously by holding yourself accountable and because your leadership coaching creates structured accountability by creating and reviewing action steps in each session. You take more effective and focused actions immediately. You stop putting up with things that gets in your way.
You create momentum to achieve more, be more balanced and develop more powerful management skills.
You set personal goals that are clear and meet your needs.
You identify and eliminate the barriers that get in the way of the achievement of goals. You communicate what you need and what you want from others in a more responsible way.

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Q: Why should I engage leadership coaching for my organisation? A: Here are some of the situations that lead organisations to engage leadership coaching: - Is your organisation undergoing significant structural and cultural change? - Are you having trouble matching potential and performance in your future leaders? - Do you have some brilliant people almost ready to join the executive team? - Do your subject matter experts know everything – except how to work with people? - Are your most recently hired and promoted executives floundering? - What is the best way to manage a career path to maximize development and potential? - Are your stars not shining their brightest? In this difficult business environment it is essential to have exceptional decision making and performance. The board and executive team need to lead the way in more clearly demonstrating a culture of accountability if you want to see your organisation become everything it can be.

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There’s no preparation required to get started with a leadership coach. We’ll use your current role and the leadership challenges you’re already navigating to create the agenda for our first coaching session, and for ongoing sessions.

Q: Why should I engage leadership coaching for myself? A: Virtually anyone with a challenging career can benefit from leadership coaching. Executives and many others (including a variety of professionals and business managers) looking to advance professionally, foster personal growth, navigate tough transitions, or become a better leader will especially benefit. Here are some of the situations that lead individuals to engage leadership coaching: - Are you struggling to balance your career and the other aspects of your life? - Have you achieved your original career goals, only to wonder “what’s next”? - Are you frustrated by not having a mentor or advisor to help you process issues and decisions? - Would you like to fast track your career? - Leadership coaching is a flexible, focused, strategically sound investment in maximizing the potential of individuals and organizations. Client-centred, aligned with specified goals and focused on measurable results, professional leadership coaching can transform an individual’s style, help a team develop synergy and support leadership development in top performers.

Q: Where do you start with a leadership coach? A: There’s no preparation required to get started with a leadership coach. We’ll use your current role and the leadership challenges you’re already navigating to create the agenda for our first coaching session, and for ongoing sessions.

Book a free 15 minute call to discuss leadership coaching for your organisation. Q: How do the coaching sessions work? A: Leadership coaching sessions are done over the phone and sessions are scheduled for one and a half hours. At the start of a session, we’ll review the action steps we decided on from the previous session and you’ll spend time deciding what would be most valuable to talk through in this session. Sometimes a client will have a significant problem that they need to work out how to solve and other times a client will spend multiple sessions wrestling with a skill they want to develop in their leadership. Every session finishes with the client and coach working together to decide on a list of action steps that will help the client to move forward in the area discussed in the session.

...Look for a leadership coach who will listen well, who will ask great questions and who makes you feel comfortable being yourself in your sessions so you can get the most out of your time together.

Q: How often do your other clients schedule coaching sessions? A: Regularity of leadership coaching sessions varies client to client anywhere from weekly sessions to quarterly sessions depending on their role and the season they’re in. If we’re coaching an executive in a new role navigating significant challenges then weekly or fortnightly is most helpful. On the other hand, in slower moving organisations, a client may benefit from two-monthly or quarterly sessions to give them enough time in between sessions to move forward to the point where another session is helpful.

Purchase leadership coaching sessions for your organisation. Q: What happens when you purchase leadership coaching with us? A: Once you purchase leadership coaching, we’ll be in touch with a link to our calendar so we can book the first session/s into the calendar. You can select whatever quantity of sessions you and/or your team and organisation needs. Feel free to book 20 sessions each for an executive team of eight (quantity of 160) or just one session for yourself to give leadership coaching a go and see what you think. Rather than going back and forth to try to work out schedules, we find giving you access to our calendar is more helpful so you and/or your executive assistant can book sessions in advance based on dates and times that work best for you. Q: How long does coaching take to work? A: Our clients describe feeling clearer about the challenges they’re navigating after just one session. However, for deep transformation personally, in a team and across an organisation to take place, at least six months of leadership coaching would be required.

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Q: Is leadership coaching usually paid for by the company or the individual? A: It varies. Most of our leadership coaching sessions are with executives and the sessions are paid for by the company. However, some individuals might be in a position where their company is unlikely to pay for leadership coaching. In those circumstances, an individual will pay for their own leadership coaching. You can talk to your company to find out if they offer assistance for leadership coaching.

Our clients describe feeling clearer about the challenges they’re navigating after just one session.

Q: What should I look for when selecting a leadership coach? A: You might assume that skill and knowledge about your area of work would be most important when considering a leadership coach. We would disagree. The best leadership coaches ask great questions and, in our experience, leaders already have most of the answers they need, they just need the opportunity to talk them through with a sounding board so they can work out the best way forward. As a result, look for a leadership coach who will listen well, who will ask great questions and who makes you feel comfortable being yourself in your sessions so you can get the most out of your time together.


Purchase leadership coaching sessions for your organisation. Q: What’s the difference between leadership coaching, mentoring and counselling? A: Leadership coaching is a sounding board relationship where you do most of the talking and your coach asks pertinent questions. Rarely, a leadership coach will give advice. But most of the time, leaders need the time and safe space to be able to process challenges and when they have that time and space they are able to work out the best decisions from there. Mentoring is different because it’s much more about advice from someone who’s been in your shoes for a long period of time. Occasionally we come across leaders who need mentoring rather than coaching, and we’ll be the first to tell you if we think you’d be better off working with a mentor. Counselling and coaching have asking questions in common, but the focus of the sessions are different. Counselling is about a person being able to move forward in their life and in their identity whereas leadership coaching is focused on the leadership journey of a person. Moving forward in their life and in their identity may come up, but only in the context of their journey as a leader. Q: Where are your clients based? A: We coach leaders of organisations around the world – from leaders in Queensland, Australia down the road from us to the heads of schools of a Church of England Multi-Academy Trust in the UK.

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Q: Is coaching confidential? Will my company, team members or leader know what takes place in our sessions? A: Yes. To be successful, leadership coaching must be a safe and confidential space. Anything short of disclosure of criminal activity is confidential and we will never disclose information provided in a leadership coaching session to your company, team members, board members or your leader without your permission. Q: Am I able to speak to one of your previous clients as a reference? A: Yes, if that would be helpful for you then please feel free to ask and we can ask one of our clients if they’d be willing to chat with you. As an alternative, please see testimonials above – these are all written testimonials from clients we’ve worked with.

Purchase leadership coaching sessions for your organisation. Q: What if leadership coaching doesn’t meet my needs? A: 30 Day Money Back Guarantee. If you’re not satisfied, I’m not satisfied. The 30 Day Money Back Guarantee exists to make sure there’s no risk for you. It’s simple - if you’re not satisfied after your first leadership coaching session, all you need to do is email me at jonno@consultclarity.org within 30 days of your purchase and you’ll be refunded in full. No questions asked. Q: Are my credit/debit card details secure? A: Yes. My store is powered by Shopify, one of the largest ecommerce platforms in the world, and all payments are 100% secure. Shopify is PCI compliant by default and keeps payment info and business data safe. There are also secure payment options available such as PayPal for added security.

Q: What if I have a question or need support? A: Feel free to contact me at jonno@consultclarity.org if you have any questions or need any support.

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Sick of feeling unclear about the way forward?

What’s holding you back from seeing your organisation become everything it can be? Is it your leadership capacity or the leadership capacity of your executive team members? Are you constantly frustrated with putting out fires with the people you manage? Or are you and your executive team simply unsure about whether you’re making the best decisions possible?

The truth is, if you don’t do something now, there’s a good chance you won’t ever see your organisation become everything it can be. Not only that, but you and the people on your executive team will miss out on the opportunity to truly transform your lives, and the lives of the people you lead, with a newfound level of clarity.

Instead, with leadership coaching you can start feeling clearer, continue to build your leadership capacity and start moving towards seeing your organisation become everything it can be in just one session.

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Hi, I'm Jonno White

Hi, I'm Jonno White, Founder and Principal Consultant of Clarity. I work with leaders to help them building leadership capacity in their organisations and, ultimately, to help them see their organisations become everything they can be. I’m passionate about investing in people and I’m excited for the opportunity to invest in you and your team through leadership coaching. It’s my hope that leadership coaching will help you and your team members to become everything you can be.

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When I started getting leadership coaching for myself, it changed my life. I was finally able to see clearly in the midst of all the noise, to confidently make decisions that I knew were right for me and to move towards the organisation I lead, Clarity, becoming everything it can be! I’ve never looked back.

Leadership coaching is a safe space for you to do the deep work necessary to see transformation in your personal leadership, in your team and across your organisation.

Would you and your team be willing to invest a few hours of your time to achieve your goals, move forward and transform your organisation?

In as little as one hour you can get started with leadership coaching so you can start seeing clearly and start transforming your organisation.

Leaders who have a sounding board to help them make the best decisions see their good decisions compound over time.

They see their organisations become everything they can be.

And so can you.

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Here’s what some of my clients have to say:

“In the one on one coaching, it’s Jonno’s gentle and warm manner, his “less is more” approach and his genuine desire to facilitate growth in leaders which all combine to create a rare space in which self-reflection is safe, powerful and revealing. Working with Jonno has helped me to consider all aspects of my leadership work, find direction for future endeavors, and has energized me for the road ahead." Lyndall Waters, Director of Studies from Australia “Comfortable communicating with large or small groups, Jonno’s singular vision of investing in people to help organisations thrive...permeated all aspects of support, guidance and engagement offered. Jonno uses research proven leadership methodologies as well as foundational...principles to deliver context appropriate strategies that engage participants in building tangible takeaways for use in the long and short term. My experience of working with Jonno resulted in greater clarity, more effective team and increased appreciation of organisational purpose and values.” Christopher Martin from New Zealand “Jonno helped us understand where each individual fits within the bigger picture of the...mission and how each staff member has been called...for such a time as this.” Paul Thompson from Australia “Jonno quickly hit the mark and can best be described as engaging, thought-provoking and culture-shifting. I highly recommend Jonno and hope to use him in the future. You won’t be disappointed!” Graeme Budler, Executive Principal from New Zealand

“It is safe to say that SHCS’ efforts, supported by the research findings of Clarity...has paid dividends in allowing us to successfully navigate the difficult circumstances we faced during the COVID-19 pandemic." Irma Le Roux Fourie, Director of Strategic Communications from Australia

Book a free 15 minute call to discuss leadership coaching for your organisation. “Who’d have thought gaining clarity came from asking the right questions, because we mostly only ever spend our time seeking answers. Jonno’s curiosity enables him to reach the heart of the person enabling them to define their own path.” Andrew Iles, Human Resources and Marketing Manager from Australia “Through a relaxed and engaging interactive session, Jonno was able to lead the team to a crescendo of clarity about our mission and vision, simply by posing a series of thought-provoking questions and then working the room to bring those into focus. The session inspired many of us with a fresh revelation of the significance of our function individually and corporately.” Alison Petersen from Australia “Jonno is a fantastic presenter and facilitator. We so appreciated the skilful way he engaged with our team. In a short space in time he was able to move our team forward, working together towards achieving the vision of our organisation with greater clarity and purpose. I would thoroughly recommend Jonno for working with any management team in the future.” Jonathan Price from New Zealand “Jonno really helped our leadership team to nail the ‘why’ of what we do. I have taught at this school for almost 20 years and thought I had the mission statement nailed, but working with Jonno really opened my eyes to think deeper. I loved the way Jonno worked with a brand new team to form a cohesive unit.” Colette Budler from New Zealand “Jonno White was engaging and down to earth. His ability to instantly connect with our staff and the goals of our college proved most valuable.” Brendan Hosking from Australia

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What you get with leadership coaching

ONE Sounding board – in our leadership coaching sessions YOU spend 95% of the time talking rather than yet another person giving you advice.

TWO Safe and confidential space where you don’t have to worry about what you’re saying. Who else can you say anything and everything to without worrying about the consequences?

THREE The right questions – there’s great value in having someone objective outside of your context asking you the right questions.

FOUR Your agenda – our leadership coaching sessions are based on your needs not based on some ‘new’ course to grow leaders. In every session there’s an opportunity for you to spend some time deciding what will be most valuable for you to process and/or wrestle with because leadership is incredibly busy and something that’s most important today is completely irrelevant a month from now.

FIVE Easy scheduling – Leadership coaching sessions are done over the phone so it’s easy to find times that work (especially in COVID when travel is impossible!). Plus, we give you access to our calendar so you can book dates and times that suit you best rather than going back and forth to try to find suitable times.

SIX Action steps… every time – every single session finishes with action steps and the next session starts with a review of the previous session’s action steps so you’re always moving forward with accountability.

SEVEN There’s no risk – If you’re not satisfied, I’m not satisfied. The 30 Day Money Back Guarantee exists to make sure there’s no risk for you. It’s simple - if you’re not satisfied after your first leadership coaching session, all you need to do is email me at jonno@consultclarity.org within 30 days of your purchase and you’ll be refunded in full. No questions asked.

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Three months from now you look back at this moment and realise you’ve moved forward and you’re starting to see your organisation become everything it can be.

How much would that be worth to you?

Would it be worth an investment of $990USD to achieve your goals, to move forward and to transform your organisation?

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If you’re not satisfied, I’m not satisfied. The 30 Day Money Back Guarantee exists to make sure there’s no risk for you. It’s simple - if you’re not satisfied after your first leadership coaching session, all you need to do is email me at jonno@consultclarity.org within 30 days of your purchase and you’ll be refunded in full. No questions asked.

See Your Organisation Become Everything It Can Be

In just one hour you can get started with leadership coaching to start feeling clearer and transforming your organisation in one week. At this point, the decision is yours. You can keep dreaming of seeing your organisation become everything it can be OR you can choose another path. Join me, see your organisation become the best it can be and become the best you can be. Buy leadership coaching for your organisation today.

Sincerely,

Jonno White

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