How Keogh approaches coaching and mentoring
At Keogh, we take a lot of time to explore what coaching and mentoring entails with our clients.
Often, coaching and mentoring go hand in hand. It’s not unusual for our coaches to partner with someone newly appointed to a senior role who requires the support of both a coach and mentor. While we may take up the mantle of coach, we will work with them to find a mentor from our extensive network.
Equally, at Keogh we often find ourselves stepping into the mentoring role. Our consultants are deeply experienced in leading and facilitating transformational change, and we will often provide mentoring and consulting advice to our clients who are daring to go on a similar ride.
Structured leadership development will benefit any organisation, but many of the changes might not be made at a desk. A holistic mix of personal and professional coaching has the potential to unlock the wisdom of a participant’s ‘authentic self.’ We help leaders to unearth their motivations and core beliefs; to develop their own personal stories. Doing so leads to a deeper knowledge of the self (and in turn, of others) which can have a profound impact within and beyond the organisation.
Which leads us to consulting. It’s our main game after all.
Like coaches, not all consultants are equal. A good consultant will bring a powerful blend of expertise, experience and creativity to client relationships. They will help clients clearly understand and frame their problems, before crafting solutions, and perhaps most importantly, helping them implement and embed these.
The Keogh Way results in us leaving the organisation better off, without the shackles of dependence that some consultants are known for. The aim is to build your capability as we go and to make ourselves redundant over time.
It’s perhaps not the best commercial approach – but it’s the right thing to do and we can live with that.
There we have it, coaching, mentoring, consulting – related yet different pathways to achieve your goals and outcomes. If you want to find out more, contact us – but buyer beware. If we start the journey, be prepared for an exciting, scary and rewarding ride!