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In your organisation

We run accredited, non-accredited and bespoke courses for our organisationbal clients. Typically they focus on:

1) Building coaching and mentoring skills of leaders/managers to shift their style to have better, more impactful conversations in the workplace.

2) Developing formal coaching and/or mentoring skills to create a dedicated coaching/mentoring resource to support specific organisational challenges or development needs. 

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For individuals

We run a range of EMCC accredited courses covering coaching, mentoring, supervision and team coaching. We run both individual distance learning courses and more traditional workshop and group practice/feedback orientated courses. 

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CPD Workshops

We run a number of CPD workshops throughout the year aimed at qualified or qualifying coaches, mentors and supervisors. Delivered in Oxford, London and Birmingham, they form part of our rolling qualification programme yet are open to anyone who wishes to develop their coaching, mentoring or supervision skills.

Follow this link to view our CPD Workshop Calendar for 2018-19

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Executive and team coaching

Our international team of professional and experienced coach-mentors support the performance and development of resilient, authentic leaders in the UK, Europe Russia and Asia.  The OCM Coach-Mentors have catalysed and enabled sustainable change for our clients across sectors from FMCG to IT, Public Health to Finance.

Today’s complex, interconnected, fast moving, ambiguous organisation needs leaders who inspire trust and engage their teams, managing themselves and others with skill and insight.  It needs teams that rapidly and gracefully adapt to change, supporting team members’ performance and development.

Each leader, team and organisation is unique and the most effective mix of coaching styles, tools and positions will be individual to them. At The OCM, we want to have a transformational impact on the individuals we coach and mentor.  But we also want to have an impact beyond the individual we’re coaching. We want to bring in a broad, strategic focus to the coaching, helping individuals to effect change and collaborate with others to solve broader strategic challenges.

We call this “Situational Coach-Mentoring”.  

Situational coach-mentoring takes a special kind of person.  Our coach-mentors have three core sets of skills which they bring to their work:

Coaching/ mentoring experience: Our coach-mentors have a tremendous track record.  They are highly qualified and have worked with a wide range of people and a wide range of issues.  They know that there’s always more for them to learn so they have a strong commitment to continuous professional development and a keen insight into their own strengths and weaknesses.

Business acumen: They have had experience in business leadership at a senior level, as well as fluency with company financials and experience of setting company strategy.  They have had experience of leading through change and of driving growth.  This enables them to understand their client’s situation and the wider organisations that they are serving.

Interpersonal insight: They have a deep understanding of others, and can understand and relate to a wide range of different personality types.  They have insight into organisational dynamics and politics, and know how to influence and manage stakeholders.

Our coach-mentors are not only credible, experienced and knowledgeable but work flexibly and effectively providing as needed:

  • Non-directive coaching as well as experience-based mentoring
  • Effective challenge as well as constructive support
  • Deep reflection and a focus on creating real changes in impact.

We select and manage our coaching team carefully to ensure that we offer a wide variety of coaches, working in a range of languages, offering differing leadership experience and backgrounds.  All of our team share The OCM’s pragmatic philosophy and take a systemic, solutions-focussed approach. 

Team Coaching

The OCM’s Team Coach-Mentors provide a powerful partnership with the team and the team leader to effectively deliver success for the individuals, the team and their organisation.

The benefit of bringing a group of high performing experts together in a team is to create value, encourage innovation and improve performance above and beyond the individual team members alone.  Team coaching supports the leader to do this in all areas of team engagement, strategy and collaboration, balancing day-to-day deliverables with the need to grow and develop. 

Teams face many diverse challenges from how to integrate new team members or address interpersonal conflict, to setting-up a new team to meet stretching targets.  These can create highly stressful periods for a team that drive down productivity, leaving the team leader and team members frustrated and unsure how to create greater resilience.

Our Coach-Mentors partner with the team and the leader to build confidence, knowledge and awareness,  meeting current challenges and leaving the team stronger, more capable for the future.

 A typical team coaching agreement could contain elements of any or all of the following as depicted in our Team Coach-Mentor Model:

Team Direction – provide clarity, focus and commitment to the goals and objectives of the team

Team Awareness – increase understanding of the team dynamics and individual team members, how they perform and behave together within the wider system/organisation

Group Learning - develop problem solving, interpersonal and communication skills facilitated to include feedback and interaction with all team members

Team Development - learn how to make decisions and take actions that will lead to better efficiency, productivity and quality of work life

Personal Development – expand self-awareness, knowledge and improve individual personal skills

Team Leadership Coach-Mentoring – provide perspective, insight, expertise and experience to challenge and support the team leader

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Our team of expert coaches and mentors have a wide range of knowledge and experience which you can access to support you in:

  • Tailoring and design of coach-mentoring skills and practice development for internal coach-mentors and leaders, including access to our Learning Portal on line resources;
  • Creating and implementing selection processes for your internal or external coaching and mentoring teams;
  • Designing and implementing client matching processes for your coaching and mentoring pools, including use of our on line Coach Selector;
  • Constructing and implementing measurement processes to check quality, assess value and gather organisational learning from your coaching and mentoring investment;
  • Developing coaching and mentoring policies, procedures and resources to meet your strategic goals;
  • Designing and supporting team coaching to support team development needs;
  • Building and implementing coaching services to support your learning programmes and initiatives.

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What we do

We work with organisations to design and implement strategically aligned mentoring programmes. We provide an end-to-end service that ensures clarity of purpose, world class stakeholder training, clear processes for selection and matching, effective measurement of outcomes, high ethical standards and efficient support/programme management. We work to internationally recognised best practice mentorinng standards to provide a consistent and globally accepted benchmark of good practice mentoring.

Why develop internal mentoring capability?

Effective mentoring is widely regarded as one of the most effective ways of supporting the development of your people. When properly managed and delivered with skill, internal mentoring can be especially effective at meeting organisationally specific challenges. It can become a cost effective way of meeting your strategic objectives and delivering sustainable competitive advantage through your people.

Why work with The OCM?

We are mentoring experts with a proven track record of delivering results in a variety of sectors across the globe. We attribute this success to our focus on measureable impact and working systemically with our clients by linking our work to the strategic objectives. We share our experience and expertise to guide you through a structured process ensuring the desired impact is understood, the processes for effective management are in place and the skills we develop are fit for purpose. 

We offer a number of services:

  • Creating and implementing effective strategy
  • Providing innovative training 
  • Selection and matching
  • Effective evaluation
  • Support and management (including online management tools).

Please contact our Head of Mentoring Katherine Ray to discuss how we can help you create a world class mentoring prorgamme.

Alternatively, why not have a look at our ELECTRIC Mentoring programme to see how we might build mentoring capability in your organisation?

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Supervision fulfils a number of needs for coaches and mentors:

  • an opportunity  to examine, reflect and learn from your own (and others) practice
  • a developmental resource, and place to learn new or different approaches
  • a safe space to share and explore concerns and issues, as well as celebrate success
  • a professional container to unravel potential ethical and boundary issues
  • a tangible way of demonstrating on-going fitness to practice, safeguarding you, your clients and the profession.

Alongside developing people to become supervisors, we offer supervision in a range of formats in order to make supervision as accessible as possible to coaches and mentors looking to maintain and build the quality of their practice.

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