For leaders experiencing professional transitions or times of organisational change, it can be beneficial to have space and support to reflect on what is happening above and below the surface at work, and to develop an approach to leadership that is rooted in a deep understanding of your values, motivations, challenges and blind spots.
I’m currently developing my practice as a systems-psychodynamic coach, training with the Tavistock Institute on their Executive Coaching Programme. I am working towards accreditation as a Senior Practitioner with the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC).
This is a coaching model that supports clients to consider the ways in which their inner emotional life interacts with the environment they inhabit, in order to become more effective leaders.
Systems-psychodynamic coaching engages with:
- The role of emotion: it acknowledges the relational aspects of leadership and teamwork, helping clients to understand and effectively manage the impact of their feelings on their relationships and performance at work.
- The interplay between person, role and organisation: it recognises that individuals operate in complex systems, and supports clients to successfully navigate organisational boundaries and dynamics.
- What is going on below the surface: it aims to illuminate what is unspoken or unconscious, revealing the client’s blind spots and helping them to address issues that might hold them back if left unattended to.
Overall, this approach to coaching helps people to develop the confidence and skills needed to take up their organisational role, and builds their capacity to learn through reflective practice.
As part of my training, I am currently taking on clients who could benefit from this kind of support in addressing professional challenges and developing their approach to leadership.
If you are an individual or an organisation who is interested in learning more about this, do get in touch for an exploratory consultation session.