Michael’s work is built around one central philosophy: that everybody has far more potential than they have demonstrated to date.
Senior Execs undertaking a period of one to one coaching with Michael benefit from his deep understanding and experience of Emotional Intelligence, leadership, decision making and wellbeing. His mindset is leading edge and can be life challenging, and his ideas and approach often leading to transformational change for those willing to push themselves.
Michael recognises the individuality of every person and situation, and his approach is tailored accordingly. He never assumes that he already knows what is needed. He is focused directly on delivering practical outcomes that his clients can implement quickly and to maximum benefit. This includes helping them to overcome the so called “knowing-doing gap” – one of the most overlooked areas of personal development whereby people fail to put into practice what they already know, even when they recognise it would benefit them to do so.
Perhaps the most important element of any coaching relationship is trust. Without it, few people are willing to look at and explore their assumptions about themselves and others, and progress will, at best, be limited. Michael is able to build this trust because of the empathy he feels from having experienced the challenges and spent many years on his own personal development. He’s held senior, high profile, stressful jobs, including unforgiving military ops roles where it could literally be someone’s life on the line if something went wrong. And he has faced his insecurities, done the work, and dealt with, then healed, his pain.
The best coaching engagements avoid creating dependency. Michael is committed to facilitating growth in such a way that the leaders he works with can use everything they learn without ongoing support.