Coaching

Tap into our experience to accelerate success

Davenport enjoys a reputation as a business accelerator through our straight shooting coaching services. We try to do more than influence particular actions at a single point in time, and work as part of your learning process, providing knowledge, opinions and judgment where it matters to you. 

Benefits of coaching

Coaching will help you realize your ideas as well as bring new ideas to the table. We listen to your challenges, point you in the right direction and help drive success in a friendly and confidential manner. Coaching works simply because people sometimes need help to be their best. With expert support and encouragement, people try harder, do more and learn how to apply their latent potential

Coaching can also help you realize your ideas and bring new ideas to the table, point you in the right direction and help get better results from your marketing spend. We have earned a reputation as a business accelerator through our straight shooting coaching services. Our coaching services enables us to do more than influence particular actions at a single point in time; we can be an essential part of your learning process, providing knowledge, opinions and judgment where it matters to you. 

Our goal as your coach is to make you more competent and self-reliant over the long term.

Lift organizational performance

  • Coaching is fundamentally about developing the capabilities of high-potential performers. If you accept that the whole is as good as the sum of its parts, focusing on lifting the game of each of the parts so they operate at peak performance is good strategy and will drive organisational development objectives and lift organisational performance
  • Coaching is a terrific tool in your employee retention toolbox – it shows your people you’re willing to invest in their development
  • Assistance with goal setting – if coaching is linked to broader HR programs and KPIs to measure individual performance it can be very valuable in helping people achieve their goals.

Individuals need coaching when:

  • You don't know what to do – no one is an expert at everything, but smart leaders acknowledge when they need help with what they don’t know.  
  • You don't how to do it – you simply lack the skill. Coaching is an effective way to bridge the gap between learning what to do and getting it done.
  • You can't do it – having too much to do with too few hours in the day can leave you feeling overwhelmed and simply not knowing where to start or how to prioritise. A sure sign of this is that you’re working long hours but accomplishing little
  • You keep getting stuff wrong – even though there’s great learning in failure, sometime you don’t have the time or the budget for it, and the guidance you get with a coach can de-risk decision making
  • You need to challenge your assumptions  – get a sounding board to challenge your assumptions to give you more confidence to act
  • The unknown unknowns worry you – if you don’t know what’s around the corner and need help figuring it out and how to respond
  • Growth has stalled – if you’re hanging in there doing much the same thing as you did last year, with not much idea of where growth may come from, a coach can talk to you about business planning.

Coaching can be tailored but might look like this

  • A regular face to face session to help you with decision making, review of current opportunities and goals,  discuss execution, or any challenges you’re having and ways of overcoming them
  • Regular phone and email contact
  • A clinic to focus on a specific or immediate challenge you’re having
  • Attendance  if required at key internal / external meetings
  • Access to Tip Sheets on relevant topics to support you and your staff
  • At each session we will
  1. Set regular goals/actions for the next session to keep you on track
  2. Focus on prioritized initiatives

Leadership coaching may cover:
  • Support for change management
  • Aligning activities with strategy
  • Building high performance teams - how to upskill and motivate your team so they build valuable skills and knowledge and feel supported and encouraged
  • Discussing sensitive organisational or personal issues with a safe, unbiased sounding board
  • Developing the capabilities of emerging leaders and high-potential employees
  • Reviewing how to foster innovation
  • Improving staff retention and engagement
  • Driving cultural change such as improving client-centricity 
Marketing and business development coaching may cover:
  • Effective client relationship management
  • Reviewing and developing value propositions
  • Differentiating from competitors
  • Setting achievable and stretch sales targets
  • Developing marketing plans
  • Process improvements
  • Building confidence in using social media
  • Building rapport by understanding the client
  • Dealing with difficult clients