Introduction

Inspired by the International Coaching Federation’s (ICF) @internationalcoachingfederation theme of Innovate, Elevate, Celebrate, for International Coaching Week, May 13th – 19th, 2024, and our love of coaching, let’s explore how working with these transformative coaching themes propels leaders toward new levels of thinking, fulfilment, and delivery.

1. Innovate: The Spark of Possibility

Innovation is the heartbeat of progress. Coaching ignites the spark of possibility within our clients:

  • Curiosity Unleashed: It’s all about asking questions that stretch the mind. ‘What if?’ ‘How might you?’, ‘And what else?’ These inquiries open doors to uncharted territories. Innovation thrives when we dare to explore beyond the familiar.
  • Breaking the Mould: Leaders often find comfort in routines. One of our roles as coach is to positively disrupt those patterns. We challenge assumptions, encouraging multiple perspectives, asking ‘What else could be true?’ Whether it’s reimagining a business model or fostering a culture of experimentation and learning, innovation flourishes when that spark of possibility is ignited.

2. Elevate: From Good to Extraordinary

Elevation is more than climbing a ladder; it’s about soaring. Here’s how coaching elevates clients:

  • Strengths Magnified: Every leader possesses unique strengths. As coaches, we support leaders in magnifying these gifts, helping them shine brighter. Whether it’s strategic thinking, empathy, or resilience, coaching elevates leaders’ impact by leveraging what makes them exceptional.
  • Navigating Storms: Leadership isn’t all sunshine; storms arise. Coaching provides a safe harbour, a space to think, a space where you feel truly heard. We help leaders navigate challenges, build resilience, and emerge stronger as they rise above adversity.
  • Elevated Thinking: We think over 50,000 thoughts in a given day – mostly repeats! Coaching helps leaders elevate to new levels of thinking – thinking from different perspectives, embracing the complexities and paradoxes of today’s world. Read our blog ‘Leaders! Get on the Balcony to see the Big Picture’ for more on this.

 

3. Celebrate: Nurturing Progress – Building Confidence

How many of us celebrate when we attain our goals, when we overcome our challenges and when we come unstuck?

  • Small Wins, Big Impact: As coaches we remind leaders to recognise and celebrate milestones, the small and the big wins. We help leaders recognise their progress – ‘What fear have you overcome?’ ‘What behaviour have you let go or changed or developed?’ Acknowledge it! Celebrating progress fuels motivation and sustains momentum.
  • Confidence Amplified: When leaders celebrate their own growth, their self-confidence flourishes. A confident leader inspires trust and courage in others. When leaders see and celebrate the growth of others the confidence of the entire team is amplified.

When we developed our Mojo For Leaders Executive Coaching Programme we recognised that elevating our thinking, elevating ourselves, and elevating those we interact with sits at the heart of leadership – and of coaching – so was born ELEVATE Leadership and Executive Coaching!

ELEVATE One-to-One Leadership & Executive Coaching is for the leader or manager who wants to take their performance to the next level and be the best, most powerful, leader they can be. Whether you’re a newly appointed or long established leader or you have a particular leadership challenge you want to overcome ELEVATE will help you thrive both personally and in your leadership role.

If you sense there’s more to achieve, if you desire to expand and elevate your leadership thinking and magnify your impact, then we invite you to reach out to us at info@mojoforleaders.com and discover how our Elevate coaching can empower and support you as you embark on a journey of growth, fulfilment, and transformation.

We’ll be delighted to help you.