Coaching Leaders

"Leaders have powerful impact on their organisations" - Daniel White in his book Coaching Leaders

Leadership success and coaching objectives are deeply rooted in adaptability, as no singular set of practices can be universally effective across all organizational environments. The primary aim of leadership coaching is to guide clients in adjusting to their context, ultimately leading to tangible outcomes. By emphasizing adaptability, coaches and clients can collaboratively achieve success within the client’s unique situation.

It is important to recognize that individuals often have an inherent resistance to change, yet they are open to growth and development. The key to effective coaching lies in understanding this distinction and focusing on fostering learning and growth rather than imposing change.

Cognitive psychologists suggest that we form mental models during childhood, shaping our understanding of the world. As we grow older, these models evolve and expand, incorporating our experiences and perspectives. We rely on these mental models to intuitively navigate life. However, some mental models may become outdated over time, as we lose sight of their impact on our behavior and the beliefs, values, and assumptions that have rendered them obsolete.


"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us"

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

How can an olympian not have a coach? Olympians continue to thrive and improve when they have a coach alongside them guiding them and pushing them towards heights of success. Even at the heights of success to maintain their form, they need their coaches. Leaders aren’t much different.

How can the organisation benefit from their leaders being coached?

There are many reasons for organisations to introduce Leadership Coaching, here are 3 reasons:

  1. Performance improvements : There is a direct correlation between getting a coach and improved results. There are numerous studies and metadata to support this claim. Results can be seen sometimes in as little as 3 months time.
  2. New Insights : In a coaching conversation, there are new insights and shifts more often than not. When thinking in a reflective space, deep and rich insights are the norm. Oftentimes these powerful insights can be life-changing.
  3. Holistic perspective : We hold many values and beliefs so close to ourselves, that we are blind to them. Having these values and beliefs pointed out to us, while highly uncomfortable, can shift our worldview and open up our minds to what we hold dear.
“Choosing to be curious is choosing to be vulnerable because it requires us to surrender to uncertainty. We have to ask questions, admit to not knowing, risk being told that we shouldn't be asking, and, sometimes, make discoveries that lead to discomfort.“ Dr Brene Brown, Atlas of the Heart

Greater impact and influence with others and outcomes


New strategies for being more effective (at every level within the organisation)


Expanded leadership competencies and presence


Practices that support and sustain new behaviours and new outcomes


Enhanced communication, relationship and trust building skills


Greater emotional awareness and capacity


A higher level of creativity and innovation

Coaching has a proven return on investment (ROI)

– According to research by the International Coach Federation, companies that used professional coaching have seen a median return on their investment of 7 times their initial investment.

No matter the circumstance, continuous people development is key to a healthy organisation. If you want to invest in your company, invest in your people. Leadership development helps leaders make better, more efficient decisions. Fostering growth and development of leaders is central to the ability of organisations to perform optimally. An external coach can provide unbiased advice and a sense of safety as oftentimes, managers can be uncomfortable with internal coaches and won’t open up if they fear the information they reveal may be used differently than they intended.

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Source: ICF Global Coaching Client study 2016

Fast Facts

Middle managers are often frustrated by trying to meet the needs of both their superiors and subordinates, while feeling as though their own needs are ignored and their efforts underappreciated. They often see themselves as caught in an endless cycle of tedious work with a meagre, inequitable salary and no promotion opportunities in sight.

Retirement, job promotion, and even poor leadership selection can all put tremendous pressure on an organisation to find leaders with the right skill set and experiences needed to bring success to the company while fitting well with the organisational culture. Give your managers the tools and resources they need to succeed through our customised programmes.

Impact of Coaching

  • 86% made their investment back
  • 99% – somewhat or very satisfied with overall experience
  • 96% would repeat the process
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How can leadership coaching improve your leadership abilities?

    Leadership is not solely defined by your position, but also by your ability to handle and coordinate with your team effectively. Leadership coaching can help you identify your strengths and areas for improvement, enhance your leadership skills, and guide you towards achieving your goals and aspirations.

  • What are the benefits of leadership coaching?

    Leadership coaching can benefit individuals in many ways, including gaining confidence in leading a team, setting priorities, managing conflicts, achieving professional growth, and improving work-life balance. It can also help you develop better communication skills, decision-making abilities, and strategic planning skills.

  • What are the signs that you need leadership coaching?

    If you find yourself struggling with self-doubt, lacking professional development, having difficulty managing conflicts within your team, or not achieving a healthy work-life balance, leadership coaching may be a helpful solution. It’s also a good option if you’re seeking to improve your leadership skills and knowledge.

  • What should you look for in a leadership coach?

    When choosing a leadership coach, it’s important to look for someone who is trusted, reliable, professional, flexible, and has a good track record. ANspired is a trusted and reliable coaching service that can provide you with a personalised coaching experience to help you achieve your professional goals. Our expert coaches are here to be your ally in developing your leadership skills and knowledge.

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