We help people work together to do great things.
We use the science of Team Effectiveness to help develop more successful teams.
Develop & support leaders
We coach and develop leaders to help them improve accountability to their teams.
We use validated assessments and surveys to develop insight & capability.
Workshop design & facilitation
We design workshops & facilitate conversations in groups.
Engagement & wellbeing
We measure Engagement & Wellbeing to improve the experience of your teams.
We speak at conferences on the application of psychology principles at work.
Team optimisation is a process of supporting a team to more effectively achieve their goals through improved ways of working and the development of individuals within the team.
We help leaders of teams apply what we know about the science of teams, to identify what may be contributing to or detracting from team performance, and to address this.
What is team coaching?
Team coaching focuses on improving overall effectiveness of a team in its ability to work as a team. Team coaching not only works with processes, but also address relationships with the team and external stakeholders, improving well-being and facilitating team development.
Team coaching differs from individual and group coaching in that the object of the coaching is the team, rather than the individual or the individual within the group. Team coaching is about achieving team goals, however it is about motivation at the individual and the team level.
What is team effectiveness?
Team effectiveness refers to the capability within a team to achieve results. It includes not only the ability of the team to perform, but also the ability of the team to work together and to improve their capability over time. The impact of the team on the well-being and development of team members is another important measure of team effectiveness.
How team coaching works
Team coaching is a process where a coach works with a team to improve their collective performance and their ways of working together. Team coaching often involves the use of a team effectiveness diagnostic to identify helpful or unhelpful factors impacting team performance. The coaching then uses this data to guide the focus of coaching.
Expert team coaching can support the highest functioning* of a team through the coach’s understanding of group dynamics, including group development, psychological safety and collective intelligence.
*but you need certain pillars in place before team coaching can help.
We support leaders of teams to lead their teams well.
Executive coaching is a professional development process that involves a coach working
with an executive or senior leader to enhance their leadership skills, improve their performance, and achieve their goals.
We provide coaching support to executives, senior and emerging leaders.
What is coaching?
Coaching is a practical approach to helping people achieve what they want. You and your coach create a trusting and focused working relationship where you explore and refine what’s important to you, where you are now and where you want to be, options for getting from A to B, and actions to get you there.
Executive coaching supports sustained growth and development in areas like strategic thinking, decision-making, communication skills, leading teams and driving the success of an organisation.
How coaching works
Coaching is a practical process where the coach listens, asks questions and helps the client define and clarify where they want to be and how to get there.
The coach will use their understanding of psychology, behaviour change and coaching processes to support the client to be accountable to themselves and to address anything that might be betting in the way of the client taking action in the areas that are important to them.
The client does the work. The coach plays an important supporting role in this. As the client is doing the work’ there is often significant learning and, change to mental models that happens through the actions they are taking in the real world.
Choosing a coach
When choosing a coach it’s a good idea to consider 2 or 3 coaches before making a decision about who to work with. When having initial conversations with coaches, consider how you feel towards the person and if you could see yourself working with them. The quality of the relationship between you and your coach is one of the biggest predictors of coaching success. It’s helpful to like and respect them to be able to develop a strong working relationship. The coach will also be evaluating if you are a good fit as a client for them!
Listen to the way the coach describes their approach. Listen for them being clear about the difference between coaching, mentoring and consulting. A good coach doesn’t need to have experience in your industry to coach you well, although this may be useful.
Consider the coaches qualifications. Coaching is an unregulated industry and the standard of coaching can vary. Look for qualifications in psychology, coaching psychology or someone who is a member of, and preferably qualified with, a respected coaching organisation. This is an indicator that they have had specialised training, adhere to a code of ethics and engage in their own continual professional development and supervision.
Wellbeing is about how people feel, how they function and how they evaluate their own lives. Wellbeing is the foundation of performance in all areas of life.
We measure the energy, commitment and flow experienced by your workforce and advise on strategies to support the wellbeing of your teams.
Understanding wellbeing at work
Ways to promote wellbeing at work include providing a safe and healthy work environment, promoting positive relationships and communication within the workplace and treating employees fairly. Wellbeing at work can be supported by addressing psychosocial risks, offering wellness programs and through leaders modelling work-life balance.
Organisations that prioritise employee wellbeing tend to have lower rates of absenteeism, turnover, and workplace injuries, and can attract and retain talented employees. In addition to clear financial benefits, investing in employee wellbeing can have positive impacts on employee engagement, productivity and creativity.
The relationship between engagement & wellbeing
By definition, engagement is the antithesis of burnout and as such, measuring employee engagement is one one approach that helps to identify risks related to the wellbeing of your teams. Having a sense of functioning well, experiencing positive feelings day to day and feeling overall that one’s life is going well is the definition of mental wellbeing. Mental Wellbeing refers to the feeling and functioning aspects of wellbeing and Subjective Wellbeing is the self-evaluation aspect of wellbeing.
A basic wellbeing strategy
Measure the wellbeing or engagement of your organisation using validated measures. Analyse the data to identify strengths and development opportunities in your current approach. Review your approach and keep doing what you’re doing or make adjustments based on the data collected. Re-measure and analyse the results to identify significant improvements or deterioration. Rinse and repeat.
Psychometric assessment is an approach to measuring an individual’s psychological attributes and abilities, such as personality traits, cognitive abilities, and emotional intelligence.
We assess Team Effectiveness, Leadership Traits, 360 Feedback, Personality, Ability, Culture, Values, Wellbeing, Behavioural Strengths & Disruptors, and Attitudes Towards Safety.
Understanding psychometric assessment
Psychometric assessments are standardised and objective measures that are designed to provide insights into someone’s behaviour, thoughts and feelings. Psychometric assessments are used in various contexts, such as leadership development, recruitment, career development. They can provide valuable insights into an individual’s strengths and weaknesses, help identify areas for improvement, and inform decision-making processes.