Career Development & Independence
Client was wrestling with a big decision about moving to a big four firm as a partner. Having helped him make the transition, we developed his ability to manage and align his new team. This included team assessment, identifying the critical path to success and encouraging successful member collaboration, behaviours and values within a strategic framework for change.
We agreed key personal goals focussing on people development and working effectively as a consultant to senior partners. His ultimate objective to leave the firm and set up independently was realised considerably sooner than he had planned.
Director feeling disengaged, lacking drive and focus
Private Equity Investment Director frustrated by lack of personal or team objectives. Client felt trapped in role, with no prospect of career advancement. Certain aspects of his job had become “a very painful exercise”. He felt isolated, unchallenged and unsupported, and realised that insufficient foundations were being laid down to build a decent pipeline. The fund had become effectively dormant and out of touch with the market.
Following his programme of just four 3-hour sessions, the client reported the following change:
Career Transition and Relocation/Emigration
Client was referred. He was an ambitious partner in a London PE firm who was frustrated with his career progression. He became a personal coaching client over the next three years.
After a year, the emphasis focused on becoming an entrepreneur, which at the time was a considerable personal leap. Now feeling confident and empowered, the client committed to move abroad and set up his own investment business in Singapore.
Entrepreneur ‘Stuck’ and Demotivated
Serial entrepreneur referred by his Accountant. Had bought out his partner but was lacking motivation to drive the business forward as it “didn’t feel right”. A perfectionist by nature, he was uninspired by the business. Despite notable success, he didn’t feel like a successful entrepreneur. Having coached this client for three years, the results were particularly satisfying, both for Rob and for the client. He went on to sell the company for £7m+ – a 700% return in three years.