Our Approach

How we help your organisation and your people to be stronger, more capable and more adaptable

Partnering with The OCM will feel different from working with other organisations.  We are a purpose-driven organisation and we are passionate about using the power of coaching and mentoring to change organisations for the better.  In doing so we’ll help your organisation achieve its purpose. Watch our short video to find out more.

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Our purpose and how we work

When people are stronger, more capable and more adaptable, organisations are transformed for the better. We believe that coaching and mentoring have the power to create this transformation.

Our purpose is to partner with you to make coaching and mentoring work for your organisation. We combine expertise with business acumen to offer a range of services to our clients.  We value:

  • Simplicity – making complex ideas simple and using simple tools to address complex challenges
  • Partnering – to increase capability in your organisation, not to create dependency
  • Reflective learning – to create broad capability from wide experience and practice
  • Measurement – so together we have evidence and can sustain change in your organisation and our service
  • Business acumen & commerciality – so that we understand your world and can reward our stakeholders and employees appropriately.


The team at The OCM have worked really hard to understand our business and get to know our people. Their partnership with us has added real value to our business; the quality and calibre of the coaching team has definitely helped us strengthen our leadership bench.

Samantha Jessop, Learning & Development Manager, Henry Boot PLC

Situational approach

Unlike many coaching and mentoring organisations, we do not advocate any one theoretical coaching model. Instead, we support and encourage our consultants and coaches to use a wide range of approaches. Our approach is holistic and we call it ‘Situational Coach-Mentoring’. This approach ensures that OCM consultants and coaches draw both on their coaching expertise and their business acumen and experience, depending on the needs of their client.  This means that coaches adapt to suit each client's need, energy and preferences, shifting constantly so that clients feel challenged, engaged and supported, and that they experience new ideas and new perspectives.

Why it feels different to work with us

At The OCM we have experience and expertise across a wide range of coaching and mentoring services.  We combine this rigour and professional knowledge with a practical, empathetic focus. Our approach spans the best of consulting, partnering and coaching – sharing our knowledge generously and helping you to apply it in your unique context.

The OCM is a purpose-driven organisation – our aim is to help our clients become stronger, more capable and more adaptable.  We know that over time, if we are doing our job, our client organisations will need us less and less as our work together progresses.  And we are very happy with that.


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