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Leadership for Effective Exit through Quality Coaching and Conversations
Wed 26 April 2017, 09:00 – 12:30 BST
Developing Leadership through Effective Coaching and Conversations to Build Value and Focus on Exit
For Investor Directors, NXDs and Chairs
The role in supporting out with the boardroom is often more critical to the success of the business than the role within the boardroom. Whether you’re from a corporate background or a successful entrepreneur who has exited you may find yourself frustrated at times and unable understand what is driving your founder to certain decisions and actions and anxious to be more in the driving seat.
By exploring the rollercoaster journey of the entrepreneur, founder or CEO and their mindset during the early and growth stages we will assess and discuss the most appropriate intervention, support and challenge that an NXD can bring at different stages of the journey
This interactive workshop will also support building and honing skills to mentor, take a coaching approach and engage in effective conversations with founding teams to build trust, stronger working relationships and support the leadership, business development skills of the founders and their ability to deliver. It also aims to support in enabling early identification of problems, to see these from the perspective of the founding team and work with them to resolve these more easily and effectively reducing later difficulties and building as opposed to eroding value.
- Develop skills to effectively mentor and take a coaching approach and challenge effectively
- To hold effective conversations and make difficult conversations less difficult
- Identify stress and pressure points and address issues early
- To develop an understanding of your impact as a non-executive director
Kirsty is the founder of Gearing for Growth, a strategic business consultancy supporting growing businesses to develop strong leadership; values led cultures, high performance teams and effective boards. An experienced SME MD, having built, led and exited a leading short break tourism business, with over 20 years experience in growing businesses, leading and coaching both, individuals and teams. An accredited executive coach with a strong commercial focus, who is passionate about supporting founders and leaders to achieve their potential and that of their business and team. Having worked with over 80 businesses across a wide range of sectors she is an Association for Coaching accredited executive coach, an accredited user of DISC psychometric profiling an experienced user of 360 degree tool and also holds a Certificate in Coaching from the University of Strathclyde, an International Coaching Federation Accredited Coaching Practice Certificate and a Chartered Institute of Marketing Postgraduate Diploma. Kirsty also actively participates in ongoing CPD and mentors for the Princes Trust Youth Business Scotland, E-Spark, is a trustee for Cyrenians and a module Leader for MSC in Entrepreneurial Leadership at Edinburgh Napier University.