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IT LEADERSHIP COACHING

IT Leaders need to have more than just technical knowledge and skill. They also need to develop an armour of something we like to call Power Skills.  This is where IT Leadership Coaching can enable and empower you and your teams. . 

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Why do you need IT Leadership Coaching? 

 

Well, we’re glad you asked. 

 

You see, not all IT people managers are natural people leaders.  

This isn’t anything new. 

This isn’t a hot-take.

Nor is this a burn. 

 

It is a fact. 

 

In fact, go and speak to anyone who has a technical person as their leader - We’re curious, what did they say? 

 

Was it something along the lines of ‘they are too in the weeds’ and ‘they take over everything I am doing?’ or worse, ‘they don’t understand the damage they are causing me.’

 

IT Leaders need to have more than just technical knowledge and skill. They also need to develop an armor of something we like to call Power Skills. 

 

Not having these Power Skills of; strong emotional intelligence, empathy, influence and directiveness can severely damage not only the IT Leadership team reputation but also, you are putting your department at risk. 

 

From costing the company more money - We know recruitment is not cheap and low productivity can cost businesses billions per year - to creating an even bigger divide between you (the IT department) and the rest of the business.

 

It’s not the 90’s anymore, this shouldn’t still be happening. 

 

The Light Spark Group offers specific IT Leadership Coaching which is bespoke, discreet and affordable. 

IT Leadership Coaching is a professional development process in which a Coach works with a Client to help them achieve specific goals around their Leadership skills, and/or enhance their Leadership Brand. 

It is a collaborative and client-centred approach that aims to empower IT Leaders to identify and achieve their potential.

Here are some key aspects of IT Leadership Coaching:

Goal-Oriented: Leadership Coaching typically begins with the client setting specific goals or objectives they want to achieve. These goals can be related to various aspects professional Leadership development. 

Client-Centred: The coaching process is centred around the client's needs, desires, and circumstances. As a Coaching service our role is to not provide solutions or advice; instead, we guide and support clients in finding their own solutions and strategies.

Active Listening: The use active listening skills is to understand clients more deeply. We ask open-ended questions, reflect on the client's responses, and create a safe and non-judgmental space for the client to explore their thoughts and feelings.

Accountability: We help clients stay accountable for their goals and commitments. We may co-create and establish action plans, set milestones, and monitor progress to ensure the client is making strides toward their objectives.

Feedback and Reflection: We provide feedback, insights, and different perspectives to help clients gain clarity, make informed decisions, and overcome challenges. We empower and encourage self-reflection and self-awareness.

Confidentiality: We adhere to strict confidentiality standards, ensuring that what is discussed in coaching sessions remains private and secure.

 

In a department where change is inevitable, disruption of MIMs happen far more than you would like, and keeping up with the ever evolving world of technology - Being a strong IT Leader is more important than ever. 

 

IT Leadership Coaching will provide you with the dedicated time and space to engage with a neutral party to analyse where you are now and where you want to be. By working together, you can really define your aims, professional development needs and create goals with an action plan to help you achieve them. 

​Clients have gained direction, awareness, and confidence working with us, leaving them feeling less overwhelmed and concerned about their IT Leadership approach. By exploring your values, personality, drivers and strengths, you can move forward with your career as an IT Leader who is armed with tools and techniques to help you thrive.

​​The aim to IT Leadership Coaching is to help you understand what you want, the skills you need and how you can develop. We support you in making these initial steps and engage in complex thinking with simplicity, to help you see your problem(s) more clearly.

​We offer a safe space to be still, to think simply and in a future-focused way as well as:

Analyse your current situation

Guide, encourage and challenge you

Define outcomes, results and accomplishments

We never tell you what to do but will support you through your decision making and give you the time and space to talk

You are in control and decide on how fast and far we go

You will find the answers and solutions

You will be stretched outside your comfort zone

You are never alone or judged

Together we will plan for your success!

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The typical onboarding process for IT Leadership Coaching follows 4 clear steps: 

1) BOOK A DISCOVERY CALL

Book a complimentary discovery call to explore if IT Leadership Coaching is the right path for you. This is typically between 20 to 40 mins. 

2) EXPLORE

Over the course of your bespoke programme, we will always explore in a future focused way identifying goals, barrier and boundaries. 

3) UNDERSTAND

Always with your goals and topics in mind, we continue to explore and identify blockers on a deeper level to then develop new approaches to remove them systematically to help you move forward to change, growth and success. 

 

4) SUSTAIN 

We will set ambitious but achievable goals supported by a step-by-step development plan for you to progress in your IT career the best way possible with a clear sense of how to be.

Each programme we provide is always bespoke, professional and discreet. We deliver all my coaching, both in-person and remotely, perfect if time is a challenge or if you live or work overseas. ​Each session tends to be around one hour. We typically recommend 6-8 sessions depending on the goal and what we discover sits behind that. We also work on a retained basis, providing regular monthly coaching sessions on an ongoing basis.

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