Developing Women Leaders
Coaching-based solutions will help your women develop what they need for success
When women get to this stage we know that this unfortunately small population can become isolated and question their future. The evidence supports what we know – that they often leave. This doesn’t just erode your diversity and challenge your performance, it sends the wrong message to the women behind them.
We partner with you to design a solution that delivers on your inclusion goals and ultimately your business growth. We focus on the outcomes you need to help you hold onto this valuable talent.
The most effective strategy includes one-to-one and peer group coaching and we will help you find the best solution for your women and your business.
At this critical inflexion point in their career where demands and visibility are high but their leadership identity may be waning, our coaches will help them re-establish a way ahead. They will examine their motivational drivers, purpose and vision and bring to the fore their authentic strengths & qualities.
We know that at this stage for women to develop they need a deep sense of trust and belonging, perspective and encouragement. A small group of peers with the right environment fosters support and challenge so they can reach their next level of performance. The evidence tells us that this is most likely to be achieved with other women free from judgement, sharing insights and problem solving. Our coaches will ensure they create the right environment together.
We add insights and resources to to every programme, ensuring sustained change long after the coaching has finished.
ECC drives change in gender equity by helping women address the barriers to opportunities and develop the capabilities to thrive – whatever the challenge.
Women still face obstacles that impact their performance, slow their progress, and challenge their motivation. Creating a pipeline of influential women leaders is critical to sustaining business success but needs to be within reach for more women. Find out more about scalable solutions that target talent pools.
Change is also about developing inclusive leaders and working with sponsors and allies to foster inclusion and build psychologically safe environments.Resources
Geraldine Gallacher is CEO of the Executive Coaching Consultancy which she started in 1994 and now has over 90 coaches internationally serving a wide range of industries. The Executive Coaching Consultancy has a particular specialism in the Women’s career journey and has coached over 20,000 individuals through key transitions in their careers.
Geraldine speaks regularly on ‘Why there are not enough women in leadership positions’ and has recently authored a book called ‘Coaching Women: Changing the System not the Person’ with McGraw Hill. Coaching Women takes a broader perspective on the issue of gender diversity and considers different ways of achieving systemic changes such as a shift to inclusive leadership and a re-think about current work culture and its implications for mental health. She unpacks this nuanced conversation through the lens of women’s lived experiences and personal journeys, understanding that there are still many unseen barriers to women’s progress.
She is an accredited Master coach with the Association for Coaching, co-chair of Inclusion and Belonging for the City Women’s Network and is also a founding sponsor of ECC’s not for profit The Good Business Initiative that works with organisations to help them build their leadership capacity and unlock their potential for a positive impact.
“Masterful coaching; attentive, supportive and objective. You really feel re-calibrated after every session”Senior Leader, Major Advertising Company