We provide executive coaching support to project sponsors and managers, either off-line or in context where we discuss real life work situation before meetings to agree what outcomes you desire and how you might best achieve them, followed by a review of how effective these strategies were and how you might further improve. For ongoing coaching we can provide immediate support at a distance via Skype.
Some coaches have experience but no training in coaching, whereas others are trained in coaching techniques but have little experience at senior levels. We have many years of senior level experience in a variety of industries and situations and are also trained and certified. We can help with what you are trying to achieve as well as the how.
For best effect, we recommend a combination of focussed training workshops for groups followed by a bank of coaching time to implement and embed the learning. This combination can be more cost effective than generic training courses.
Our coaching rates average £300-500 per session, depending on volume. A typical coaching intervention would cost around £1600 and be completed over 4-6 weeks.
‘I have worked with Peter several times as a coach over the last year with amazing results. He is professional, engaging and most of all trustworthy, so you feel immediately you can trust him with your issues and he is genuinely keen to help you discover the answers. He goes beyond what is expected and I truly believe my business would not be where it is today without his help. I would not hesitate to recommend him’.
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Testimonials and Endorsements
Project failures, whether in terms of delivery or benefits realisation, continue to grab the headlines and there is a widely held perception that the project management profession does not learn from its mistakes. Methodologies and processes are clearly part of the answer, but we also need to address the people dimension of project and programme management, and this means looking beyond traditional approaches premised on the rational economic man paradigm of incentives and sanctions. Let’s be clear, there is nothing wrong with such approaches, apart from the fact they don’t work! They may be necessary, but are rarely sufficient – the difference that makes the difference is to apply approaches that engage people in terms that tap into their creativity and desire to contribute to a worthwhile cause. This is where NLP, and this book in particular, is key. Read it, apply it and not only will it make you a more effective project manager, it will also ensure the projects you are engaged in are more successful.
For me, the book on it’s own would not be enough, but having now completed 5 days of NLP4PM training with Peter Parkes, the book content has been taken to a different level. The techniques have come alive and their application is very clear, all I need to do now is practice. 5 days training based on the book has enabled me to significantly change my limiting beliefs but has also enabled me to understand how best to build rapport with people in a way that I would never have thought possible. I understand how the application of NLP techniques will change my approach to delivering very successful projects. I would recommend the book and the course to everyone. A very enlightening experience and one that I will never forget.
Professional PMs know that being successful requires more than following a framework or a process. Peter shows us that using a competence-based application of NLP techniques can drive more effective management. For a PM looking for an edge, Peter’s book is brilliant!
For anyone who believes that people skills are important in the delivery of projects then this book is for you.
Even in IT projects, soft skills are very important and Peter, a well respected author and speaker, has shared his insight on this resulting in an extremely useful guide on behavioural competences.
Goleman persuaded 5 million readers that EI was more important than IQ to success, but stopped short of telling us what to do about it. Peter shows us how. A must-read set of life and business skills for all professional interim executives
People, not process and tools, are the key ingredient in making change happen. Peter has vast experience in project leadership and has used it to create a useful read that can help project managers get the best out of their interactions with those they work with.
Effective Programme and Project management is about more than methodology. This book helps you to reflect on the skills and behaviours you use day to day and offers helpful routes for improved results and development as a PPM professional.
There is still lots of room for improvement in project delivery performance in all sectors. In most cases vast improvement can easily come from all project players really understanding each other better and having higher quality relationships and interactions. NLP is a perfect technique to help all project players to improve in this area – enabling misunderstandings to be avoided or spotted and difficult issues confronted which will lead to better project outcomes. I recommend that all project players spend time to learn from this topic and improve their own capability and performance.
To be effective, project managers must learn the language of the boardroom. Peter and this book will help you to do that.