Lee is a qualified executive coach. She has more than 3 000 hours of coaching managers at executive, middle management level and specialist knowledge workers.

Coaching methodology

The first meeting is with the sponsor to understand the brief, the culture and context, agree on feedback and confidentiality and the organisations’ preferred coaching process.

Contracting with the client means that the manager and HR will know and agree to the coachee’s objectives, and 3-way feedback meetings will be held with the coachee present. The content of the coaching conversations remains confidential, but progress on objectives is shared with the client.

Lee will then meet the individual coachee for a chemistry match, and then again to contract on the outcomes of the coaching, contact time, confidentiality and desired commitments from both parties. Where possible she will meet with the participants face-to-face at their convenience or for pre-arranged on-line sessions.

If desired by the client, she will design a 360 assessment which will invite feedback from peers, and the senior executive as agreed upon by the sponsor. This feedback is sensitively fed back to the coachees to inform the individualised coaching objectives. An online personality profile, the Enneagram, is conducted to provide insight to personal motivations, triggers and talents.

The coachee receives 60 – 90 minutes of coaching every 2/3 weeks, either on-line or in person. The coaching process is designed on action learning coaching principles – drawing from real work experience and allowing for mentoring as well as coaching methodology. The coachees are guided to create a learning journal to track their progress and as reflective learning mechanism.