Frequently Asked Questions
Before we get started
How do you integrate with People and Culture teams?
We are flexible to function in the way that is most effective for an organization. For People and Culture, HR, or Learning and Development teams, we can operate as an extension of your department, integrating with the culture, goals, and processes that you have in place and adding another layer of impact with our leadership development expertise, informed perspective, and coaching approach!
What if we already have a Leadership Development program in place?
We are thrilled when our clients have an existing Leadership Development strategy, plan, or approach. It means that your organization is well into the leadership development journey and that we have a great foundation to build on. Before we dive into action, our process will include meetings with your key stakeholders to understand the current landscape and considerations to ensure that our recommendations are the right fit.
How do you support the unique company culture I’ve worked so hard to nurture?
We deeply appreciate and respect strong corporate cultures (we know how difficult they can be to foster) and we partner with organizations to complement, nurture and enhance them further. By defining a Leadership Development Strategy, we obtain a clear picture of the company culture, team dynamics, and strategic business objectives so that a Leadership Development Roadmap and associated programming will build upon and improve what you’ve already worked to create.
How long does your average program take?
Our program timelines are defined according to your organization’s customized Leadership Development Strategy, so they differ from one program to the next. Our Leadership Development for Interconnected Teams (LDIT) programs take a cohort-based approach. One cohort may span 6-8 months, and if multiple cohorts are engaged, the overall program may be executed over a number of years.
Who should participate in leadership development programs?
Leadership is for everyone and within everyone. At The Coaching Studio, we like to engage with every level of an organization, in a phased cohort-based approach. Depending on objectives, we strategize a sequence for key groups – often starting with Executives and Senior Managers and making our way through each applicable level and department.
Our work together
What do I need to do to prepare for a Leadership Development program?
Our Leadership Development Programs are tailored to the unique cultures, priorities, and objectives of each group we lead. For many programs, we will connect 1:1 with each participant to understand your specific goals, existing strengths, current challenges, and any other context that may be relevant. Ahead of, between, and following sessions, there is often pre-reading, surveys, learning-in-action assignments, and reflective exercises. These are also tailored to you, your program, and your organization.
What can I expect the experience to be like?
Our clients have described our programs as eye-opening, interactive, engaging, intense, at times uncomfortable, and always rewarding. You can expect to learn and develop alongside your peers and come away with tools, frameworks, and skills that directly impact your day-to-day work life.
I’m not sure if I see myself as a leader…
If your organization has decided to embark on a leadership development journey, it means they see you as a leader and sense your leadership potential! Part of our kick-off together will include defining the role of a leader and creating common language and alignment around what leadership entails at your organization. By the end of our engagement, we hope that you will confidently see yourself as a leader.
How much time will a leadership development program take from my week or month?
When you are invited to participate in a leadership program, we will also send you information regarding the program goals and structure, clearly outlining the time commitment involved. While you will see invitations for the scheduled collective development sessions, there is learning that will take place outside these times. Most of that will occur “on-the-job” as you integrate your enhanced skills, tools, and frameworks into your day-to-day work. There may also be regular connections with learning partners, relevant reading and resources, reflection, 1:1 coaching and/or capstone projects, depending on your specific program.
Do you offer 1-to-1 Executive Coaching?
Yes, as part of our Team Optimization programming, we deliver 1-to-1 as well as collective coaching sessions. Our Leadership Consultants have coached thousands of leaders across borders and industries. 1-to-1 coaching has proven to be most effective when integrated with an organizational Leadership Development program where leaders also come together in support of their collective development, team alignment, and systems thinking. Inquire to learn more.
Impact of our work
What areas of leadership development do you address?
Our highly-skilled Leadership Consultants have decades of expertise in a wide array of leadership topics and skills. Some of those include:
- Organizational Leadership Development
- Organizational Alignment
- Inclusive Leadership
- Corporate Culture Alignment
- Emotional and Relational Intelligence
- Effective Communication, Story-Telling and Presenting
- Giving and Receiving Meaningful Feedback
- Cross-Team Collaboration
- Healthy Conflict Resolution
- Coaching Skills
- Systems Thinking
- Meeting Process Design
- Executive Leadership Development
- Leadership Presence
- Effective Management Skills
- Authentic Communication
- Leading Through Change
- Influencing Without Authority
- Coaching Mindset
- Time and Energy Management
- Complex Adaptive Challenges
- Building High Performing Teams
- Accountability for Results
- Enterprise vs. Functional Leadership
- Neuroscience for Engagement
- Values-Fuelled Decision Making
- Difficult Conversations
- Clarity on Vision and Strategy
- Influential Leadership
- Intergenerational Leadership
- Career Development
- Growth Mindset
- Creating Psychological Safety
- Active Listening
The next right step would be to book a meeting with us to discuss your organization’s specific needs.
What can I expect in terms of ROI?
The impact of people development is invaluable. The Coaching Studio’s organizational leadership development programming has resulted in:
- Demonstrated organizational results
- Improved employee performance
- Culture cohesion
- Strengthened employee engagement
- Better-quality communication
- More effective feedback
- Increased productivity
- Higher employee retention
- Improved cross-team collaboration
- More accountability
- More effective problem-solving and decision-making
- & More
For your organization, we’d custom create a strategy and program objectives that align with the needs and focus areas for your business. See our case studies for more reported results.
How can I be sure this is a good investment?
Every business is in a different stage with unique considerations for what constitutes a sound investment. The best next step would be to book a meeting with one of our Leadership Consultants so we can assess your needs and determine if The Coaching Studio’s approach to leadership development is right for your company.
How do you measure success of your programs?
Measures of success are defined early on in our engagement in consultation with your key leaders and sponsors. Step one is always a Leadership Development Strategy where we chart out goals, the recommended approach, and definitions of success for your company. Wherever possible, we endeavour to assess success using existing measures in your organization, such as business KPI’s, employee engagement scores, retention rates, or other People and Culture metrics. Whether it’s amplified business outcomes, increased employee confidence, higher engagement, or more interconnected team collaboration, throughout our partnership we meet with your key stakeholders to assess impact and ensure our work together is meeting defined objectives.