Clive Bennett & Associates
Leadership coaching

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Why use an executive coach?
The higher you are in the organisation, the more difficult it is to get frank, unbiased and constructive advice and to learn how to adapt your behaviour and competencies to new roles and situations. This is especially true for managing directors and business unit managers in overseas operations, who are often isolated not only from their HQ organisations but also culturally and even linguistically.

Clive Bennett has long experience, in both senior management and strategic counselling in Portugal, the UK, Germany and throughout Europe. He will listen, coach and advise - sometimes criticise - when you need it: at times of success, of crisis and out of hours.

Management development
Even the very best managers can face problems in their behaviour or shortfalls in their capability. You want to keep them in your team but if they do not change, they will become a liability. Clive Bennett can help.

Clive offers not only general support and strategic advice but also specific technical and behavioural coaching in areas such as team building, leadership, problem solving, conflict resolution, business strategy and presentation skills.

How does it work?

Each case is unique.

For individuals seeking support Clive will have one or two extensive introductory sessions where he examines the issues and looks at what kind of role he should take to support the manager best – it might be specific skills or behavioural coaching or more of a mentoring approach.

For companies seeking help for a manager with a particular issue, Clive will first spend time with the company senior management trying to understand the problem, the situation of the manager and the business context. He will then have an introductory session with the manager in question to test compatibility: this is a very personal and subjective activity and can only work if the subject of coaching feels at ease and confident with the coach. Clive will then agree an initial plan of sessions with the subject and the company managers, regularly reporting back on progress.

Clive may well ask to meet and interview your managers, colleagues and key team members and, possibly, shadow you in your job for a day or two. He may also carry out one or two psychometric tests if he and the coaching subject feel it could be useful.

Clive Bennett's approach is very flexible and he can draw on a wide range of tools, from business and training models to counselling techniques. He can coach in English, French and Portuguese and in any location in Europe, Brazil or the US.