Start your membership with two detailed insights that will boost your self-awareness. First, your Coaching Behaviours Report will show your pattern of using six different coaching styles compared to what's observed in great coaches. Second, your Values Compass Report shows how much you're motivated by nine drivers that form a universal values system. We will help you take concrete action based on both insights.
Meet your designated coaching mentor 1-1 at the outset to discuss your development as a coach. Coaching mentors run masterclasses through the year and are always on hand to guide members. They have a relatively rare profile: they have a distinguished business leadership track record, professional coaching qualifications and a solid c-suite coaching and mentoring practice. In short, they're great role models
In the first quarter there are three half-day Foundation Masterclasses held fortnightly. You attend these with your designated peers from different companies. You'll explore powerful coaching practices and concepts, all geared to equipping you for your first coaching assignment.
Coach an earlier-career individual over 3 x 1-1 sessions held after each of the Foundation Masterclasses. Coachees are earlier-career individuals from a non-competing firm. We make sure they have a clear coaching goal.
Be inspired to keep learning and practising through our interviews with CEOs from different sectors, talks from world-class experts, insights from must-read books and articles, and exercises for you and your team.
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Work with a new coachee and participate in a Growth Masterclass every quarter. Not only will this help you stay sharp, you’ll enjoy learning with and from different peer groups and coaching mentors along the way. Over the year, you'll get to meet and collaborate with 40 or so people from outside your network.
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Develop insights into your current style of leading teams
Leverage your natural tendency to emulate role models
Enhance learning with the social power of peer groups
Create new habits through real practice, not role plays
Retain and improve skills through ongoing engagement
Tap ideas and support from the member community
What specifically is included in membership?
There’s a Coaching Behaviours Report from Ashridge Executive Education, the world leading coaching centre of excellence. There also a Values Compass Report from The Network Lab, our partner for AI and cutting edge organisational science. Then members collaborate with coaching mentors and cross-sector peers every quarter. They do this in masterclasses: three in the first quarter and one a quarter thereafter. They also practise coaching someone different every quarter. To inspire them in between classes and coaching practice, we share tips and insights from business and thought leaders every week.
How long is membership?
Our flagship programme runs for 12 months. We also offer a 6-month programme. Both programme come with the option to extend because we think continuous learning and practice should be encouraged. Companies sponsoring members have the added benefit of being able to nominate coachees. This isn't just an investment in members, it's an investment in their teams and everyone who gets coached.
What’s the time commitment?
Not even an hour a week on average. It really is manageable. Over the year of membership there's up to 18 hours of real coaching practice, complemented by the same amount of time learning socially in masterclasses. Masterclasses run for three hours at a time.
Who are coaching mentors?
They’re accomplished leaders who made it to the c-suite before becoming highly qualified executive coaches. They’re used to leading teams and coaching CEOs. In short, they’re role models for a coaching style of leadership.
Who else is in the peer groups that members are part of?
Each quarter, members are assigned to a peer group of 12 members. Peer groups are made up of members from at least four cross-sector firms. We believe that the diversity of perspectives in each group is critical to members’ learning and development. It’s also much more fun this way and creates opportunities to make new connections every quarter. Over the year, members will have the opportunity to meet and collaborate with 40 or so people from beyond their network.
Who do members coach and for how long?
Members coach earlier-career individuals from non-competing firms. Coachees are nominated by their organisations because they’re ambitious and would benefit from being coached. We help them develop a coaching goal before matching them to members. Members offer coachees 3 x fortnightly 1-1 coaching sessions of up to 90 minutes each. This is a great opportunity for coachees and their firms. It’s also a great way for members to practise coaching while helping the next generation of leaders.
Is there a membership site or app?
We have a fully scalable membership site that can accommodate any number of members worldwide. It facilitates member interactions with their coaching mentor, peers and coachees. It houses all membership content and acts as a hub for members.
What’s the inspiration you offer alongside masterclasses and coaching practice?
Each week we offer members fresh inspiration from a few different sources. There will be CEO interviews, where we ask them for their tips and personal stories. There will be subject matter experts talking about what matters to leaders of teams. We will provide self-guided exercises for members and their teams. We will also highlight books and articles that busy leaders should know about.