Coaching

There is an abundance of coaches working today but coaching in a professional service firm is very different to corporate organisations and working effectively as a coach in a PSF is different to coaching in any other sector. The structure, leadership and way in which things get done in the PSF sector is a world away from how a corporate operates, so to coach effectively in this environment requires more than just being an exceptional coach.

Our beliefs about coaching

The structure, leadership and way in which things get done in the professional services sector is a world away from how a corporate operates, so to coach effectively in this environment requires more than just being an exceptional coach.

We are one of the leading organisations with a specialist focus on professional services, we have been tracking the coaching market and its changes for over 15 years, as well as researching, writing and publishing case studies and articles on topics such as selecting external coaches, team effectiveness in a firm, partner as coach and coaching strategy.

Our coaches have gained their deep experience either through hundreds of professional services coaching hours and/or through their previous career within a firm. To ensure our team of coaches deliver successful coaching experiences, they have undertaken significant coaching, business and psychology based training and qualifications.

PSFI coaches are all members of, and/or adhere to, the professional code of ethics of either AC, APECS, EMCC, ICF or WABC with most accredited or working towards practitioner or master practitioner level of one of the mentioned bodies.

Through our experience of working with top firms we have added value through both individual and team coaching. We have first hand experience of the impact coaching has had at all levels within a firm and know this has resulted in more effective outcomes and long term success.

We work with individual partners, business services leaders and other high potential professionals. Our experience shows us there are five areas where coaching can have significant impact:

  • Organisational transformation – I need to have an impact across the firm to bring about lasting change – culture, self-belief, confidence, people leadership, etc.
  • Personal transformation – I need to change my mindset about this to be successful – winning clients, restructuring the practice, working across cultures, etc.
  • Transition – I am going through a significant transition in my career – new Partner, new role, lateral integration and retirement and I want to change sustainably and well.
  • Performance improvement – I am getting feedback that I could be more effective in my role and want to focus on this.
  • Skill development – I need core skills at deep levels – business development, difficult conversations and leadership impact.

In starting to work with clients, we pay attention to:

  • Purpose – the immediate, short and longer term agenda that the organisation and the client are working to. Aligning the agendas of the various stakeholders.
  • Context – understand what is happening in the firm and for the client in the broadest sense.
  • Value – exploring what will add greatest value to the firm and the client and being clear where coaching fits as all or part of that approach.

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SAM HUMPHREY

+44 (0) 7767 417450

sam.humphrey@psfi.org

HENRY MARSDEN

+44 (0) 7717 472165

henry.marsden@psfi.org

JOANNA CORR

+44 (0) 7833 515057

joanna.corr@psfi.org

ORI WIENER

Mobile: +49 (0)173 722 9121

Office: +49 (0)69 74 22 77 40

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