Leadership is about making a difference in the world regardless of formal 'position'.
Leadership is therefore an act of courage as we take responsibility for what we love as an act of service. Because leadership can sometimes be lonely and confusing, some people find it very helpful to be able to bounce ideas off a skilled listener, gain greater clarity and perspective, set clear goals and develop a reflective practice to help address personal blind spots.
We specialise in coaching people in formal leadership roles particularly in the education, church, community and NGO sectors including coaching-based professional supervision.
"Michael Wood is thoughtful and considered in his approach. He gave me useful external links where I could seek out more information on a particular topic or follow something up. He also helped me see the resources, internal and external, that I already had at my disposal. Michael is non-judgmental and I felt comfortable talking to him about a range of topics"
"I gained much from the [coaching] experience. Michael Wood has challenged me; helped me to question my decision-making process; and to re-evaluate the many ungrounded assessments that may have been biasing or impacting upon my decision making. Coaching has given me the time to reflect on the many issues required by Principalship in a structured manner. It has provided a framework for future decision making and demanded that I lead the school with a greater clarity by developing a greater appreciation for myself and learning to take better care of myself in the workplace".