Coaching – case study 1
A client was due to deliver a presentation at a key industry conference to an audience of hundreds. Although an experienced presenter to smaller groups, the person requested support with overcoming stage fright, delivery and audience management.
A specialist coach was identified, who over two coaching sessions, enabled the individual to review presentation objectives, content and messaging. The coaching questions helped her to reduce the content significantly. This created additional time to engage with the audience and incorporate “story-telling” to bring the subject matter to life. The second session focused on delivery style. The coaching questions and challenges resulted in a change to use of props, vocal energy, tone, pitch and pace making it more appropriate to a large multi-national audience.
Coaching – case study 2
A newly promoted manager was finding it difficult to adjust to his new role, continuing to focus on technical and operational detail and struggling to delegate. He was also having trouble giving work and feedback to former peers and friends. A series of four coaching sessions and a willingness to receive 360 feedback helped him to identify the root cause of his fears that were acting as a barrier to his success. Amongst other factors he was almost overwhelmed with impostor syndrome. Coaching helped him to develop a management style that felt authentic to him and his team members and to build trust in the ability of those reporting to him.