Coaching is at the core of the Ascentia offer. We work at the highest levels within a range of blue chip client organisations and have developed coaching programmes which explore beliefs, behaviours and attitudes – and work to motivate employees towards strategic business objectives, delivering measurable performance benefits.
We also believe that mentoring represents a powerful and valuable opportunity for high performing individuals and those aspiring for promotion and have built a coaching-based mentoring programme to support clients in helping create the next generation of talented leaders.
At the heart of our coaching and mentoring programmes is the development of leaders to successfully navigate their way through the complex array of challenges facing them in an evermore globalised, changing world.
Mentoring represents a powerful and valuable opportunity for high performing individuals and those who wish to make the best of their careers and contribution to an organisation.
For such employees and those seeking promotion, the offer “have you considered working with a mentor” from their line manager during their appraisal, is generally a welcome one. The chance to spend time with a senior colleague is valuable, both in terms of the opportunity to learn from their experience and the increased visibility within the senior levels of the business.
Unfortunately, too often mentoring meetings are at risk of being too informal and unstructured, with neither the aspiring employee (the mentee) nor the mentor quite sure how to get the most out of the relationship. As a result many, potentially valuable, mentoring relationships fizzle out.
To ensure a mentoring programme delivers measurable benefits for a business and both the mentors and mentees we recommend that it follows a simple, yet robust framework. Having seen many informal mentoring schemes fail to reach their potential, Ascentia has now developed an easy-to-implement mentoring process to ensure organisations, mentors and mentees can be fully prepared to benefit from mentoring.
Coaching high achievers or talent requires a finely tuned and challenging form of coaching. With talent you are frequently working with individuals who have high belief in their ability to be successful, are demanding, goals driven, totally committed, challenging and rewarding to work with. Coaching can be a key intervention to support their continued success, leadership development and business impact.
Performance coaching specifically addresses building knowledge and skills to improve an specific areas of performance in a current role.
Many organisations now believe that an individual’s personal development is much more than simply sending an individual on training courses and offer an integrated solution comprising a number of different development options.
This approach is designed to focus on creating a compelling personal development plan for individuals, often based upon 360 Feedback, that they can use as a live document to focus and catalyse their ongoing learning.
Recognising that there are sometimes deeper-seated issues that may be affecting performance and fulfilment in the personal and professional lives of employees, a Breakthrough session is an NLP-based approach working with the unconscious. Candidates who are interested in these programmes typically are open to exploring their thinking, curious about the events that shaped their lives and will challenge some deeply held beliefs and assumptions.
Breakthrough sessions are extremely powerful in enabling individuals to restructure their performance, leadership and management styles, achieve new goals and make significant progress in their fields of focus. Clients who have experienced these sessions usually report significant and long-lasting positive impacts in both their professional and personal lives.
Part of Ascentia’s cutting edge ARC programme this approach works to uncover and remove the hidden barriers preventing individuals from moving forward or embracing change.
Candidates who are interested in these programmes typically are open to exploring their thinking, curious about the events that shaped their lives and will challenge some deeply held beliefs and assumptions. These approaches can have a transformational effect on the individual.
Modern business leaders are required to not only deliver outstanding results through their businesses, but also have command of their emotional intelligence and understand how the way in which they lead is as powerful and influential as what they actually do.
A component of truly outstanding leadership comes from deploying natural strengths to great advantage and packaging them into a leadership brand which conveys their identity as a leader and the value they offer. Ascentia’s leadership brand session supports current and emerging leaders to develop their leadership brand and to maximise its effectiveness as a tool for growth.