Have you recently moved up into a new leadership role? Perhaps this is a job you have been dreaming of doing, and now that it is finally here, you feel a little daunted by it.
On the one hand, you are excited – deep down you know you can handle it – and on the other hand, a great bundle of nerves rises up in you every so often, saying ‘Are you sure you can do this? Who do you think you are to be the…(insert new job title)…?’
You want to start the job at your best, not preoccupied by self-doubt and anxiety, but in a focused and intentional way, with a clear plan and confidence that you are putting your energy into the right things.
Developed out of 1:1 coaching work with professional women who are starting new roles, this new group coaching programme takes the core elements and learnings that have the most impact and puts them into a group coaching setting.
In a small group of six participants, we work together through how you show up and what to do in the first critical few months of your new role, giving you the strategies and the right mindset to be at your best from the beginning.
The programme runs from 19th May to 7th July.
Hi, I’m Catherine. I know what it’s like to be starting your dream job and feeling all the excitement and anxiety. I remember getting the call from my boss’s boss asking if I’d be interested in a lead communications role in a newly acquired business in Paris.
I was SO excited. The communications lead was going on maternity leave and they needed cover. I was over the moon… and terrified! It felt like the job had my name on it, and yet I wondered if I was really up to it.
I started with equal amounts of excitement and trepidation. There were large leadership events to deliver and massive rebranding exercises to conduct. I was managing a global team remotely, helping them navigate their way into the culture of General Electric.
I was out of my comfort zone – filling an executive-level role, in leadership team meetings with the CEO, and all of this in an engineering company, where the employees were predominantly male.
I loved it and did OK, but looking back now as a trained coach, I know that I would have been SO much more effective and confident if I had worked with a coach.
I would have:
This is why I coach women in transition to new roles now, helping them be at their best and navigate their way through the first few months with ease. Starting a new job is a time when there is a real disconnect between what you know you are capable of (plenty!) and how you are feeling on the inside (anxious, even terrified). It’s a time when you really benefit from coaching.
I am piloting this new group programme as a way to make some of the principles and learning from 1:1 sessions available to more women in a different setting.
This is a beta-version of the programme and is offered at a special rate.
We will meet as a group on Zoom for 90 minutes six times during the programme. There will be two weeks of implementation when there will not be a group session. This is to give time for you to implement some of the things you are learning.
The group is limited to six participants – small enough to give everyone airtime and large enough to create a sense of community and mutual support. I will run the programme with a minimum of three participants.
We will share updates and feedback throughout the programme in a private group on social media.
As this is a new programme, I am beta-testing it, so this is a reduced rate.