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Distressed Leadership Coaching

Supporting you to overcome an ineffable truth

A core service

Distress – The Taboo of Leadership

Distressed Leadership (when a leader derails) is a taboo subject in organisations.  Yet the ineffable truth is that up to 70% of all leaders and up to 50% of those who are viewed as “high potential” will experience distress in their role will derail at some point in their career. 

Most organisations will recruit using some form of assessment, whether that is: for attitude over aptitude, strengths over weaknesses, or using one of the multitude of alternate approaches.  Emotionally intelligent leaders can also experience their levels of EI decrease due to a multitude of factors, many unknown to the organisation.  

Leaders often unconsciously employ adaptive behaviours to mask what is going on for them.  When viewed through the frame of the General Adaptation Syndrome, it is at the point of exhaustion where the distress manifests itself.

Activation

An acute phase when the leader is exposed to a point of stress in their personal of professional life.

Resistance

The leader mobilises and burns energy to “manage” their stress in the medium term.

Exhaustion

The leader no longer has the energy to self manage and maladaptive behaviours surface.

Navigating Your Leadership Crucible Moments

Delivering a programme of transformative one to one conversations with a leadership coach, we support leaders to navigate the crucible moments in their careers and how to embrace them as transformative learning opportunities.

Crucible moments not only create opportunities for growth, they also provide a window into who we really are.  Pressure can be like holding a mirror up to ourselves and reflect who we really are.  If we choose to look, we can choose to pivot to a better place.

Strategic vs Distressed

We bring a unique combination of our experienced coaches, supported by the first scientifically validated emotional intelligence tool in the world, the EQ-i 2.0®.

Proof is in the results and we have the case studies to share as quantifiable examples of how our programmes deliver change.  Ask us to share them with you.

how we work

A simple process

Experience

We explore and examine a challenge you have experienced.

Evaluate

We ideate the options that you could choose to move forward with.

Experiment

Commit to an experiement with in the context of your challenge.

Curious to learn more?  Get in touch.

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