Challenging the status quo and empowering your top female talent.
Women's Leadership Coaching
The challenge of female representation at board level and the progression of women is well documented. Businesses and governments recognise that enabling women to work at the most senior levels is not just good for the individuals involved, but also makes sound business sense. We’re passionate about helping organisations achieve their equality goals and move far past current figures that show women make up just 29 per cent of hires to UK boards.
Talking Talent’s coaching, which focuses on unlocking an individual’s full potential in line with their goals and those of the business, is undertaken on both a one to one and group-basis. Our programmes go beyond the usual leadership training courses as we encourage the group to establish a self-sustaining network to continue to coach each other beyond the life of the programme.
As with so much of our coaching, while individuals are recognising their ambitions, their managers are also involved in the programme - setting objectives, providing support and reviewing progress. It’s never about managing just the immediate environment but holistic in considering organisational influences.
The benefits of advancing critical skills
Talking Talent uses an innovative framework to structure coaching sessions and inspire participants’ thinking. The programmes are informed by our extensive research and underpinned by a flexible array of tools, models and exercises. They aren’t off the shelf, but rather tailored intensive six to twelve-month leadership programmes that drive real change.
Our in-depth research, together with experience of coaching over 15,000 women has allowed us to establish which skills and behaviours often emerge as ‘multipliers’ – the skills that enable women to display their authentic leadership styles most effectively and exceed their perceived potential.
Some outcomes for organisations include:
- Enhanced business performance and bottom line impact
- Increased retention and commitment
- Career progression – improving gender diversity at senior levels
- Individual performance improvement – unlocking full potential
- A stronger peer network
Partnership with M&S
40% of senior positions now filled by high performing women, accelerated by Female Leadership Development Programme.
As a company, M&S continues to drive diversity and inclusivity across the business. They strive to maintain at least 30% female directors on the Board and have exceeded this: 36% of their Board is female. In their senior management team, female representation also accounts for 40% globally.
“Working with Talking Talent has been of tremendous value to my organisation and to me. The coaching has enabled me to navigate my career through an extremely challenging time – so securing personal progression and critically allowing for continued business benefits to be achieved. The coaching is of the highest order."
"I credit my continued professional success and development this year to Talking Talent. Through the application of the right tools at the right time and using the right engagement style they have enabled me to move mountains, unlock potential and perform at the highest level. All achieved while improving my work-life balance.”
Director, Vodafone Deutschland