What is Coaching?

Coaching is a tool that helps individuals unlock their potential and maximise their opportunities for personal growth and success. Our coaching targets improvement at work and focuses on specific skills and goals. The role of our coach is typically for a defined period of time or forms the basis of an on-going management style.


What is Leadership Coaching?

Forton Group’s definition of coaching “supporting you to get what you want, without telling you what to do, or doing it for you”. A coach knows how to ask great questions so that the Coachee (client)  can discover and learn for themselves. Coaching is a conversation exploring challenges and opportunities in a safe and confidential environment.

Forton Group definition of a leader is “being personally successful and enabling success in others.” Spectra Coaching believe leadership is about the individual, the team they lead, the wider organisation and leadership in society.

Leadership Coaching is a tool that helps individuals unlock their potential and maximise their opportunities for growth and success as individuals, as team leaders and business leaders.


Leadership coaching encompasses:

  • Performance challenges – the individual and others.
  • Career development – supporting personal success.
  • The impact individuals have as a leader, using presentation, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Emotional intelligence – including personal confidence and relationships with others.

Leadership coaching targets leadership at work and focuses on specific skills and goals. The role of our leadership coaches is to collaborate with the coachee (client) to define an optimal period of time to work together or, an organisation may up skill in leadership coaching to form the basis of an on-going coach management style.


The role of a coach:

  • To facilitate and explore needs, motivations, desires, skills and thought processes to assist the individual in making real, lasting change.
  • To offer objective assessment and observations that enhances awareness of self and others.
  • To observe, listen and question in order to gather a full understanding of the individual’s or team’s circumstances.
  • To offer ‘possibility’ thinking, thoughtful planning and decision making.
  • To support opportunities and potential, setting appropriate goals and methods of assessing progress in relation to these goals.
  • To creatively apply tools and techniques through one-to-one training, facilitation, counselling and networking, resulting in lasting personal growth and change.
  • To encourage a shift in thinking offering fresh perspectives, illuminate new possibilities and support the creation of alternative ways.
  • To at all times be supportive and non-judgemental of their views, lifestyle and aspirations.
  • To maintain confidentiality and professional boundaries at all times, adhering to the coaching profession’s code of ethics.

Many people may confuse coaching and mentoring. Whilst they can work hand in hand there are differences. Find out how they differ.

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Coaching Individuals

We can tailor make a program delivering one on one coaching for personal and professional benefit.


Spectra can work with teams or an entire business to help your workplace unlock their true potential.

Business Owners

Strong leadership and communication skills benefit both the business owner and business.

Drop Me a Line

If you would like to know more or would like to start your coaching journey, I would love to hear from you.