Individual and team coaching
Coaching is about creating positive focused change, by improving a person's thinking and behaviour, leading to improved results.
Our accredited coaches can work with your executives, senior leaders, top performers and future stars to elevate their performance and realise their potential through a brain-based coaching programme. We also work together with teams to facilitate change and with individuals who are wanting to reach new goals.
Our role in this process is to create a safe, supportive environment where you can set goals, be challenged and take action. We help you to think better, not tell you what to do. You're the experts in your business, we are the experts in supporting you to make the positive change.
Coaching has many possible applications. Common areas of focus include:
Developing leadership abilities
Enhancing your career
Exploring career change
Improving your thinking
Increasing your performance
Creating more work / life balance
Improving work relationships
Making life decisions
“Kudos to Team Thinking Asia for all their help to Yoma Bank over the years, helping us with one of our very first bank-wide team building exercises and with executive coaching for our leadership. Their commitment and understanding of the Myanmar challenge makes the connection quicker and more relevant.”
Yoma Bank, Myanmar
People learn best when brain-friendly approaches are taken, so we use a coaching methodology based upon the most recent findings from neuroscience.
Neuroscience based - a brain friendly approach to coaching
Process focused - using a clear and well structured process
Outcome driven - focusing upon setting and achieving objectives
Meet our coaching team
“For someone with day-to-day focus on work and team results, these coaching sessions have really been an eye-opening opportunity for me. I felt safe to open up about my personal limiting beliefs and my perceived strengths. The sessions have allowed me to reflect on my actions and figure out ways to leverage my strengths in overcoming my own limiting beliefs.
Executive Coaching Programme
One to One Coaching - 3 pathways
There are a number of different ways we can work with you, depending on where you are and want to be, and how much time and investment you are ready to commit to. We can work with you virtually or face to face if logistics allow.
Each path starts with a complimentary 45 minute introductory 'Chemistry meeting', which is a chance for the coach and coachee to to get to know each other and to understand the coaching process. If there is a good fit to work together, we will discuss what approach would work for you.
Frequently asked questions
What's the difference between coaching and consulting, training, mentoring or counselling?
Coaching often gets confused with other disciplines, including training, consulting, mentoring and counselling. Although a trained coach may use many of the same skills, it is a very different process.
Coaching is not Consulting. We don't give advice, unless it is highly appropriate. We prefer to help you make choices rather than telling you what you 'should' do. A consultant does a job for your organisation, whereas we support you to do the job better yourself.
Coaching is not Training. We have no pre-set curriculum or conversation and we focus upon where you want to go. You determine the goals, not us. Coaching is a different experience for every person.
Coaching is not Mentoring. Mentoring is often focused upon the development of your career. Although coaching can help you to make choices and set career goals, it is applicable to a far broader area of work and life. Mentoring also requires the giving of advice, which coaching doesn't do. We don't need to know a lot about your job role, in fact it's often better if we don't, so that we have no agenda or fixed perspective.
Coaching is not Counselling. Coaching focuses upon moving forward, where you are now, what your goal is and what action you can take to get there. It is more about 'how' rather than 'why'.
What do you do as a coach?
We are there to facilitate a structured coaching conversation and to allow a discussion to unfold around a context that you set. We don't set the agenda, but help you to move where you want to go through questioning and goal setting.
Do you give advice?
We don't give advice. You are the expert in your field and giving you advice would come from our perspective. Rather, we work with you in a structured way, to help you see things from a different perspective, challenging your thinking and helping you to set goals and take action.
Are the coaching conversations confidential?
Absolutely. Coaching is all about trust. When we coach, we treat the content of our coaching conversations seriously and we follow the guidelines and code of ethics of the International Coaching Federation. We make sure that all parties involved in the coaching process have a pre-agreed understanding about what level of information is shared.
Why should we use a trained coach?
Using a coach who has been through a recognised training programme ensures that they follow international standards and gives you peace of mind that a thorough training process has been followed. Coaching conversations should be free-flowing and natural, where you feel valued and listened to.
We are certified with the NeuroLeadership Institute as Brain-Based coaches, which is an International Coaching Federation (ICF) accredited training programme. We also have a Associate Certified Coach (ICF) on our team. We follow ICF guidelines to ensure that our programmes are run ethically and professionally.
How long does a coaching programme last?
Coaching is all about positive forward thinking, setting goals and implementing actions to see results quickly. We offer 3 pathways - a single focused 'Explore' session, a 3-month Discover programme and a 5-month Develop programme. Individual coaching sessions are 90 minutes in length, usually spaced at two weekly intervals, although this can be flexible depending upon the specific requirements. We can also design a bespoke coaching programme to suit your own requirements.
Who do you work with?
Coaching is about helping people to think differently. You must want to reach new goals, so we'll only work with you if you want to make a positive change. Our coaching programmes always include a 'chemistry meeting' before the programme begins, to ensure that there is good rapport and understanding between us.