Leadership coaching for the charity sector

Igniting Minds delivers powerful leadership coaching for the charity sector

Leadership coaching for the charity sector

The world is changing and leaders in the charity sector are discovering the benefits of leadership coaching.

Leaders in the charity sector are increasingly feeling the impact of the social and economic change that is going on around us. We are experiencing environment change at an unprecedented rate and yet the demand for our services is growing.  

If you are feeling under continuous pressure to do more with decreasing resources then you are not alone? It’s not just the leaders but all members of charitable or not-for-profit organisations are experiencing feelings of overwhelm, stress and noticing a deterioration of health.  Executive and leadership coaching is a powerful and cost effective tool that empowers leaders with clarity, confidence and calm in the face of complexity, uncertainty and rapid change.

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Jacqueline Davis Executive, Leadership and Psychological coach, Chartered Director and Fellow of the Institute of Directors and NLP Master Hypnotic Practitioner

About Jacqueline Davis

I have 28-years experience of working in the voluntary sector as CEO, trustee, consultant, fundraiser, trainer and coach.   I am a chartered director with post graduate qualifications in governance and voluntary sector leadership and management.   I have a Masters degree in psychological coaching and post graduate diploma in executive coaching and mentoring.

I can help you and your teams to expand your thinking to explore the systemic nature of your issues and reframe to create new solutions and ways of thinking, acting and being.  

As an experienced NLP (neurolinguistic programming) practitioner with skills in somatic experiencing I support my clients to notice the connection between thoughts and feelings. I guide them to notice their body language, internal sensations and identify the triggers of anxiety, stress and also peace and confidence.

Leading in the VUCA world

Working as your coach I will support you to build new leadership capabilities and resources to equip you to retain the clarity of vision and calm confidence to lead your team through todays Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA) world.  Leadership coaching will help you build an inner resource to overcome stress and feelings of overwhelm.   

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Jacqueline Davis is an APECs practicing executive coach

Today’s leaders need to make decisions in the face of uncertainty and to confidently make new decisions as new data emerges. In the voluntary sector we must address the needs of our beneficiaries and be mindful of the impact from the external environment. 

I would love to support you to step into your authentic empowered self.  Click here to read more about me Jacqueline Davis or email me at jackie@ignitingminds.org.uk to arrange a no-obligation to buy exploration of how I can help.

What is leadership coaching?

As your coach I will be a thinking partner to create a calm space to focus your mind and I will ask questions to expand your understanding and further your thinking.

As your coach I will help you develop a leadership mindset that combines curiosity, playfulness and flexibility with the serious business acumen to help you lead and succeed.     

My work is transformational.  Click here to read more about transformational leadership coaching.

Why Executive Coaching for Voluntary Sector Leaders?

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Jacqueline Davis is a full member of the AC

Voluntary sector leaders often feel isolated.  Sandwiched between a non-executive board and their senior management team.  Working with an executive coach provides time to think things through and look at options through different perspectives before presenting to the board and the team.

 Coaching helps develop a systemic, relational and somatic awareness to expand awareness, increase confidence and well-being and understand stress and reduce its negative impact.

“Wow! I only had one session and feel like a weight has been removed from my working   shoulders.” LesleyDodd, CEO, Ealing Mencap

How leadership coaching works

We begin by exploring what a successful coaching outcome will look like for you.  This might be performance based with clear, measurable goals and milestones or softer transferable skills such as resilience, confidence or relationship building.

As your coach I will ask insightful questions to help you explore the meaning you are making of a situation.  From here we can explore new perspectives and consider new meanings that emerge.

We offer psychometric profiling to understand your default position in meaning making.  You can then choose to consolidate or expand the action logic from which you make meaning.  More about Action Logic can be read here.

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

We do our best thinking when we feel heard and understood.   Jacqueline Davis was a Chief Executive of a charity for eighteen years and she understands the specific challenges that you are facing.  She continues to work in the voluntary sector as coach, organisational development consultant and fundraiser.  

Her coaching is powerful.  She offers a systemic and somatic approach.  She integrates Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Gestalt, mindfulness, neuroscience with many business tools to support you to develop your leadership capabilities and presence.

We offer the option of a Harthill Leadership assessment to determine your preferred action logic with every executive coaching programme.  Read more about Action Logics.

A free no-obligation chemistry session

Igniting Minds provides a free no obligation initial session for you to explore how coach will work for you and your organisation. 

 Click here to read what our other clients say about us Client List

What our clients say about our leadership coaching for the charity sector

“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

We are delighted to be working with Igniting Minds to create a new business strategy and provide executive and team coaching to help us implement it. I am grateful to Jackie for helping us realise that we are capable of achieving 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

“I was promoted to a senior management position and Jackie’s coaching helped me develop my leadership and management  skills.  With coaching I was able 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

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