Suitable for senior leader & managers

who are in or are preparing for transition to a new role

This may be individuals transferring from one part of the organisation to another, or to a new role in the same organisation, or who are joining the organisation from outside.  It is particularly valuable in supporting individuals transitioning into different cultures (organisational or geographic).  Board members and Officers may find our Transition Coach mentoring approach useful but may also consider ‘Call-off Leadership Mentoring’.

Not suitable for: Leaders and managers who in role.  Other interventions including Leadership Coach-mentoring, Call-Off Coach-mentoring and Embedded Coaching may be more appropriate. 

Outcomes/Benefits: Transition Coach-mentoring decreases risk of failure and increases the speed at which a new leader ascends the performance curve.  It supports resilience, and focusses clients on preparing to leave a current role well (if appropriate) and to ‘join’ their new team well.  By providing a ‘feedforward’ after 3 months in role we give clients accurate insight into their impact on key stakeholders before any negative perceptions become ‘lasting’. Transition Coach-mentoring provides skilled and objective external support and challenge, focusing a clients’ development effort on building key new habits of thinking and behaviour; enabling focus on adaptations which will create the most benefit for them, their teams and the organisation.  Clients develop reflective habits to support future resilience, capacity to adapt and to manage their impact.

Delivery Team: Senior leaders - Senior delivery team – experienced leaders and holding European Mentoring & Coaching Council Master & Senior Practitioner level Accreditation

Delivery Team: Executives - Executive delivery team – experienced managers and holding European Mentoring & Coaching Council Practitioner & Senior Practitioner level Accreditation

Location: Global – remote (Skype) coach-mentoring is a very applicable media for this contract, commencement meetings if held should be face to face.

What's the process?

Before the contract is made we suggest a pre-contracting call with one or two coach-mentors.  This allows the prospective client to develop a better understanding of what the coach-mentoring relationship would entail, and check that the proposed coach-mentor has the style, persona and experience that makes them a credible partner.  It also allows the coach-mentor to check that the client understands how to get the best from the relationship, and that the proposed offer is appropriate.  Once the contract is confirmed it would follow this process:

  • A 3 way contracting conversation with the client, the client’s manager and the client’s coach-mentor  either at first or second meeting, or via a call between first and second meetings.  At that meeting an outline transition plan will be agreed if one is not already in place.
  • First meeting Face to Face 2 hours (client’s location) at which the Transition plan is explored.
  • 4 to 6 hours coach-mentoring over about 3 months to support transition plan. This may include remote as well as face to face coach-mentoring, meeting length and timing designed to be most effective in context.
  • Coach conducts ‘Feedforward’ interviews with stakeholders; prepares a feedforward report.
  • A 2 hour meeting to explore feedforward report, to include 3 way with manager as needed.  Coaching goals for remainder of transition set.
  • 4 to 6 hours coach-mentoring over about 3 months to support transition development plan.
  • Final meeting Face to Face 2 hours (client’s location) – to include a 3 way debrief conversation with the client, the client’s manager and the client’s coach-mentor.

Indicative investment

Senior Leadership Transition Coaching - £13,200 + VAT + Expenses

Includes:

  • 12 hours transition coach-mentoring, plus 3 way meetings with manager - £8,650
  • 5 stakeholder feedforward and 2 hour meeting to discuss - £4,550

Executive Transition Coaching £9,900 + VAT + Expenses

Includes:

  • 12 hours transition coach-mentoring, plus 3 way meetings with manager - £7,400
  • 5 stakeholder feedforward and 2 hour meeting to discuss - £2,500

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