Services

HIT Strategy offers the following services:

DiSC Training

The DiSCmodel is a behavioural profiling tool that helps people to understand why they behave as they do in different contexts and how they can adapt their behaviour in order to connect better with others. DiSC dimensions of behaviour provide a non-judgemental common language for exploring behavioural issues and solving a range of problems.

The DiSC model can help people at all levels to:

    • Understand their own behaviour
    • Learn how and when to adapt their behaviour
    • Understand and appreciate differences
    • Improve their communication
    • Reduce conflict
    • Improve their sales results

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Performance Coaching

Many coaching clients will seek coaching or mentoring for performance enhancement.

Performance coaching derives its theoretical underpinnings and models from business and sports psychology as well as general management approaches. With an emphasis on self discipline and high levels of personal accountability, this style of coaching provides a great platform for any business or individual to accelerate their business or themselves.

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Skills coaching

Skills coaching has some commonalities with one-to-one training. Combining a holistic approach to personal development and the ability to focus on the core skills an employee needs to perform in their role.

Job roles are changing at an ever increasing rate. Traditional training programmes are often too inflexible or generic to deal with these fast moving requirements. In these instances one-to-one skills coaching allows a flexible, adaptive ‘just-in-time’ approach to skills development. It is also possible to apply skills coaching in ‘live’ environments rather than taking people away from the job into a ‘classroom’ where it is less easy to simulate the job environment.

Skills coaching programmes are tailored specifically to the individual, their knowledge, experience, maturity and ambitions and is generally focused on achieving a number of objectives for both the individual and the company. These objectives often include the individual being able to perform specific, well-defined tasks whilst taking in to account the personal and career development needs of the individual.

One-to-one skills training is not the same as the ‘sitting next to Nelly’ approach to ‘on the job training’. What differentiates it is that like any good personal or professional development intervention it is based on an assessment of need in relation to the job-role, delivered in a structured (but highly flexible) manner, and generates measurable learning and performance outcomes. This form of skills training is likely to focus purely on the skills required to perform the job function even though it may adopt a facilitative coaching approach instead of a ‘telling’ or directive style.

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Business coaching

Organisational development, changes brought about by mergers and acquisitions as well as the need to provide key employees with support through a change of role or career are often catalysts, which inspire companies to seek coaching or mentoring.

At one time coaching and mentoring were reserved for senior managers and company directors, now it is available to all as a professional or personal development tool. Coaching and mentoring are also closely linked with organisational change initiatives in order to help staff to accept and adapt to changes in a manner consistent with their personal values and goals.

Coaching & mentoring, both of which focus on the individual, can enhance morale, motivation and productivity and reduce staff turnover as individuals feel valued and connected with both small and large organisational changes. This role may be provided by internal coaches or mentors and, increasingly, by professional coaching agencies.

Coaching and mentoring programmes generally prove to be popular amongst employees as coaching achieves a balance between fulfilling organisational goals and objectives whilst taking into account the personal development needs of individual employees. It is a two-way relationship with both the organisation and the employee gaining significant benefits.

There is also an increasing trend for individuals to take greater responsibility for their personal & professional development and even those who are employed in large organisations are no longer relying on employers to provide them with all or their career development needs. There has been an increase in the number of individuals contracting coaches and mentors on a private basis. Some are looking for a career change, but many are also seeking to maximise their potential with an existing employer or achieve greater balance with their work and home lives.

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Executive Coaching

There is a great deal of overlap between business and executive coaching or mentoring.  As an Executuve Coach, we…

  • Have a track record in professional and executive roles
  • Work exclusively with the ‘high-flyers’ or with those who have potential to be a high flyer
  • Work at board or CEO level within high profile or ‘blue-chip’ organisations
  • Offer total confidentiality
  • Work with potential ‘captains of industry’ and high profile business leaders

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Personal coaching

Personal or ‘life coaching’ is growing significantly in the UK, Europe and Australia. In some cases  we may work face-to-face but email and telephone based relationships are also very common. We operate in highly supportive roles to those who wish to make some form of significant change happen within their lives.

We  offer our clients a supportive and motivating environment to explore what they want in life and how they might achieve their aspirations and fulfil their needs. By assisting the client in committing to action and by being a sounding-board to their experiences, coaching allows the individual the personal space and support they need to grow and develop. Our key role is often is assisting the client to maintain the motivation and commitment needed to achieve their goals.

In many cases personal coaching is differentiated from business coaching purely by the context and the focus of the programme. Business coaching is always conducted within the constraints placed on the individual or group by the organisational context. Personal coaching on the other hand is taken entirely from the individual’s perspective.

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Neuro-Linguistic Programming

Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) is an approach to psychotherapy and organisational change based on “a model of interpersonal communication chiefly concerned with the relationship between successful patterns of behaviour and the subjective expereinces (esp. patterns of thought) underlying them” and “a system of alternative therapy based on this which seeks to educate people in self-awareness and effective communication, and to change their patterns of mental and emotional behaviour”. The term “Neuro-Linguistic Programming” refers to a stated connection between the neurological processes (“neuro”), language (“linguistic”) and behavioral patterns that have been learned through experience (“programming”) and can be organized to achieve specific goals in life.

Founders Richard Bandler and John Grinder say that NLP is capable of addressing problems such as phobias, depression, habit disorder, psychosomatic illnesses, and learning disorders, and helps people attain fuller and richer lives”  Bandler andGrinder claimed that if the effective patterns of behaviour of exceptional people could be modeled then these patterns could be acquired by others.NLP has been adopted by private therapists, including hypnotherapists, and those who undertake training in NLP and apply it to theirpractice. It has also been promoted as a “science of excellence”, and applied within management training, life coaching, alternative medicine, large group awareness training, and the self-help industry.

We utilise NLP as a tool to be used to help individual clients to clearly define their goals and to increase their levels of confindence of achieving those goals, whether theare personal or business related goals.

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