Here at Coaching Lane
we create environments and programmes that enable the individuals within teams to explore who they are and the value they bring.
Open, honest and supportive conversations that delve into the dynamics that make them tick as a team.
We provide the expertise and you create the momentum to achieve unparalleled change and performance growth.
We are most effective as a team when we can compliment each other without embarrassment and disagree without fear. - Unknown Author.
A team could be described as something that comprises a group of people linked in a common purpose.
But in the real world they are much more than that.
Teams normally have members with complementary skills and generate synergy through a coordinated effort which allows each member to maximize his or her strengths and minimize his or her weaknesses.
Or that would be the ideal!
Teams create their own culture and energy (or system), often within the bigger system that is he organisation itself.
Small changes in the dynamic of this system creates ripple effects that impact widely on productivity across businesses.
A team that works well is not a chance event.
When team members understand their own styles and those of others, they are likely to be more effective.
In business we can learn from the great example set within the world of sports teams.
Where each person plays his or her own position, they contribute more readily to the goal accomplishment than one who tries to play all the positions.
"Sarah provided the facilitation for a talent management assessment centre, at which I was an assessor. I found her style highly professional but also warm and personal, with great use of humor. Sarah is an extremely skilled 'people person', very adaptable, a gentle steering style but more directional if needed. Sarah has also provided personal coaching for several people I work with closely and without exeception they find her creative, supportive and again, adaptable to their needs. Highly recommended."
Kate Lee, Strategy Director for the British Red Cross.
"Sarah's understanding of team dynamics and change management helped our new team to gel and enabled us to understand how we can better work together. We came away from the day with a greater understanding of each other, and feeling more like a team rather than a group of individuals."
"The session was great, you pitched it at exactly the right level, especially as we were quite a complex group. I felt we came out of the session with some great actions that will help with the teams pressures." - Rosemary Jeffers Glaxo Smith Kline