Executive Coaching for the Voluntary Sector

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The demand for executive coaching for the voluntary sector is growing.

The demand for voluntary sector services is growing and voluntary sector leaders are expected to deliver and achieve more with ever decreasing resources.

This is creating high levels of stress and can impact negatively on health, well-being and performance.

Executive coaching delivered by coaches with voluntary sector expertise creates an oasis of stillness in a fast-paced, ever-changing world. Within this space you can breathe, think and explore solutions and gather resources to succeed.

 Investing in coaching pays dividends for everyone: you, your teams, the organisation, your clients and the wider community.

Igniting Minds Specialises in Executive Coaching for the Voluntary Sector

Leading in a rapidly changing world demands a new kind of leader. One who is confident in making decisions in an ever changing environment. Today and tomorrow’s leaders need to make decisions with the data they have and be prepared to change these decision as new data emerges. 

Six-month and one-year leadership coaching programmes for executives.

Team coaching and supervision.

Coach training and supervision.

Fundraising and organisational development.

Bursaries available for small charities.

Leaders today face issues that are multi-faceted and complex. Whatever challenges you bring to coaching we will work together in a thinking partnership. Together we will explore issues through different psychological lenses, leadership and management theories and consider a systemic perspective to support you to gain insights and solutions . Coaching widens your focus to consider what else is going on. .

Contact us to arrange a free no-obligation to buy exploration of your needs and how we can help. Click here to Email or telephone: 02087408802

Igniting Minds’ Executive Coaching is Transformational.

What do we mean by this? Some coaching focuses on developing skills and performance. Transformational coaching focuses on supporting the coachee to embody the change. So they dont learn leadership skills they become a leader.

Through executive coaching you will transform into the leader that your future organisation needs. In the coaching sessions we explore questions that expand your awareness of yourself, others and the system you work in. This increases your understanding of and the ability to hold the complexity and ambiguity inherent in todays world. We encourage you to think systemically and consider the wider issues at play. With transformational coaching you don’t just work towards achieving today’s goals you become the leader the future needs.

What our clients say:

Just wanted to say thank you for yesterday – my spirits were entirely lifted as a result.  I need to schedule a session with you after every Trustee meeting!”  Rachel F: Executive Director of national charity.

Designing a coaching programme

We will begin by exploring what a successful coaching outcome will look like for you.  This might be performance based with clear, measurable goals and milestones.  You might want to develop the softer transferable skills of resilience, confidence or relationship building. Or you may want both.

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Psychometric profiling – Jacqueline is an authorised user of the Harthill Leadership Development Framework.

A contract with clear goals and monitoring and evaluation framework is agreed.

As your coach I will ask insightful questions to help you explore the meaning you are making of a situation and create space for new data and options to emerge.  

We offer Leadership Development Profiling to understand more about how you make meaning of the world.    Read more about Action Logic here.

We offer a free no obligation initial session for you to explore whether we are the right coach consultant for you and your organisation. Our fees are based on a sliding scale depending on the complexity of the brief and the organisations budget.

“Jacqueline has been an exceptional executive coach and helped me achieve the successful transition (relocation) and fully employ the change management techniques required to enhance faculty performance and for staff to fully adopt new working practices.” Barbara Howell, Senior Executive, Ravensbourne College

What Our Clients Say About Us

Igniting Minds helped us to create a new business strategy and train, coach and support the team to successfully implement it. I am grateful to Jackie for helping us realise that we are capable of achieving so much in the face of adversity.  Jackie empowered us to succeed and her vast experience of working in the voluntary sector was invaluable.” Kaveh Kalantari – Iranian Association

“ Jackie’s coaching helped me develop my leadership and management  skills through my first 90 days of promotion to a senior management position.  Coaching helped me to step up to my new role with confidence and enjoy overcoming each new challenge.” Safa Ahmed, Deputy Manager, Hale.

“Jackie has been my coach for nearly two years and the experience has been very creative and innovative. You tap into your energy and the light bulb brightens; after a session you feel lifted and ready to face the challenge ahead. Being the CEO of a voluntary sector organisation I would recommend this valuable time with her to help get ideas into perspective for growth, development and sustainability. Very, very interesting sessions.” Ibukun Olashore, CEO, OBAC

Igniting Minds is an approved supplier for the Big Lottery Foundation, Institute of Directors, Kickstart, NHS Leadership Academy and the Clore Leadership Programme.