Coaching is a powerful and essential process for optimising individual and team business performance.

Working one to one in a confidential and safe development relationship with your coach allows you to be truly objective, to explore your fears and opportunities, to appraise your achievements and to make important decisions about your performance and your career development that are driven by your own specific personal and emotional needs rather than by what is expected of you.

Poisson Rouge have a very long track record of success in supporting performance coaching programmes across a broad range of industry sectors.

We challenge, we sense check, we reflect back, we motivate, we support, we critique,  we listen and we use our almost 30 years of professional coaching experience to make a real difference.

Learning & Development

  • Career Planning
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Future Visioning
  • Leadership
  • Objective Feedback
  • Personal Growth
  • Problem Solving
  • Stretch
"Ann's feedback from her coaching was glowing as ever! Many thanks for investing the time with Ann. It has clearly worked. " Learning & Development Manager - Magic Circle Law Firm

How it Works

A coaching relationship begins with a brief diagnostic conversation to ensure we understand the needs, opportunities and challenges for both yourself and your sponsoring organisation .

1. Selecting the Best Coach for You

At Poisson Rouge our coaching network is made up of a large number of independent Coaching Associates . All have relevant qualifications and all have strong track records of success in coaching. Many also have specific industry background experience and many are accredited to use and work with a broad array of psychometric, organisational behaviour and emotional intelligence instruments.

We start by proposing two or three coaches and invite each coach candidate to have a ‘chemistry call’ or ‘chemistry meeting’ with prospective coaches. Once this is done we invite the coach candidate to select which coach they would rather work with.

2. Framing the Programme

As coaching is such a personal process and each programme unique in its requirements – there is no set template for how long it should last or how frequently each session should occur.

Experience over the past 30 years however has informed us that it is sensible to begin planning with a minimum of six sessions over a period not greater than six months and not less than 3 months. Many programmes do however run for much longer – especially with senior executive candidates.

We also understand that the world can change around us and so we also propose a review with an opportunity to cease or change coaches after 4 sessions.

3. Return on Investment

How do you know when a coaching programme has run its course and / or what has the impact been. How can the success of a coaching programme be measured?

The answer is that we don’t and we cant ‘mark our own homework’ so the success of a coaching programme can only be measured by the feedback and actions of the coach candidate themselves.

They will set the goals for the programme and they will be responsible for measuring their success or otherwise against their own objectives.

4. Summary

Historically coaching was often the preserve of remedial action to fix ‘problems’ and or was regarded as a privilege to be enjoyed by an elite group for whom it conferred status.

Happily it has now moved into mainstream leadership development and our clients keep coming back for more simply because ‘Coaching Works!’

This is just what we need!


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