Delficon’s individual leadership coaching provides trainees with the opportunity to develop as a leader. Tailored to each trainee’s needs, the training program clarifies their understanding of their leadership style, provides tools for routine situations, and helps them consciously lead their company in its chosen strategic direction. At the same time, the coaching helps the trainee prioritize their activities and establish consistent operating practices in their organization.
Individual leadership coaching provides a reliable sparring partner, a mirror to reflect on one’s leadership style and tools for effectively managing operations in line with the organization’s strategy.
The cooperation starts with an analysis of the initial situation and an assessment of the target company’s strategy. At the same time, the trainee’s individual goals are defined. Tips from the organization’s other key personnel may also be requested to support the goal-setting process.
The coach serves as a sparring partner who helps the trainee find new perspectives on the situations they encounter in their daily work. The coach and trainee meet approximately once a month and the conversations are completely confidential. A digital platform is also used for day-to-day learning and working on the chosen themes. The trainee is also provided with plenty of additional materials and literature to review as their schedule allows.
In individual leadership coaching, the trainee works with the coach to assess, for example, what kinds of attributes and actions are necessary for the execution of the company’s strategy. At the same time, the coaching builds the trainee’s self-awareness and helps them establish a clearer picture of how they can use their strengths to support the achievement of goals.
“Coaching highlights issues that hinder results. To be results-driven, it is necessary to be determined, goal-oriented and to have the ability to motivate and inspire people. A withdrawn and distant leadership style can lead to a fear of mistakes in the organization. This can be destructive rather than constructive,” Minnariikka Rajala says.
One of the most important outcomes of leadership coaching is establishing a clearer picture of one’s sphere of activities. At the same time, their ability to manage their time and work is improved, their priorities are clarified, and their understanding of their job description is enhanced.
“Establishing a well-structured understanding of one’s job frees up energy and things start to happen,” Rajala adds.
The coach also works with the trainee to assess the trainee’s personal values and how they influence the way they work.
“The underlying personal values are reflected in emotions and the way the individual works. When you identify the root causes behind your own behavior, you gain a better understanding of not only your own behavior but also other people’s behavior. This increased understanding brings new perspectives on things,” Rajala explains.
At the same time, coaching helps individuals resolve potential conflicts in a constructive manner and see their colleagues in a new light.
“The ability to manage diversity is an essential competence in today’s world. A leader is an advocate of diversity who needs to recognize that not everyone is cast in the same mold,” Rajala notes.
The coaching can be implemented in person or virtually.
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