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The Benefits of Increasing Self-Awareness

As leaders, we often encounter challenges in the workplace that leave us feeling frustrated and overwhelmed. These challenges can stem from a rapidly changing environment or conflicts with ourselves and our colleagues.


At The Leadership Coaches, we were approached by an organisation seeking coaching for one of their employees, Ash*, a leader within the company. Ash was recommended coaching to help enhance their work life. 

Recognising that Ash felt unheard, faced recurring issues, and believed the organisation didn’t value professional expertise, we paired them with executive coach Simone.


When Ash began the coaching, they felt frazzled and conflicted, particularly torn between their personal values and those of the organisation. They also wanted to find calm at work and build confidence in giving and receiving feedback. 

If you find yourself feeling like Ash, take a look at their executive coaching journey and see how it helped them grow and develop. 

The Benefits of Increasing Self-Awareness 

During their coaching journey, Ash began to experience breakthroughs. With Simone's guidance, Ash became more self-aware and identified their preferred way of receiving feedback. Understanding that everyone has different preferences, Ash began asking their team and colleagues how they liked to receive feedback, fostering effective communication and mutual understanding. 

As Ash progressed, they recognised a need for change. Based on feedback and their own goals, Ash initiated efforts to streamline processes and prioritise tasks more effectively. This ensured efficient resource allocation for both them and their team, driving productivity and growth. 

One of the most notable transformations for Ash was their newfound confidence in stepping outside their comfort zone. Encouraged by their coaching journey, they embraced challenges with a sense of purpose, recognising that growth often occurs beyond familiarity. 

Despite the hurdles, armed with self-awareness and a commitment to continuous improvement, Ash navigated the complexities of leadership with grace and determination. 

The End of The Coaching Journey 

With Simone's guidance, Ash embarked on a coaching journey that completely reshaped how they led. 

One of the biggest game-changers for Ash was finding the courage to explore new paths and embrace innovative ideas. Coaching gave them the push they needed to step out of their comfort zone and try out fresh approaches with confidence. 

When it came to conflict, Ash felt more confident towards the end of their coaching journey. They learned how to navigate tricky situations, both within themselves and among their team members. Through reflective exercises and personalised guidance, they worked on their communication skills, fostering a more harmonious work environment. 

But that’s not all. 

Ash also shared that they had come to accept that not everything is within their control. Through coaching, they had realised that instead of focusing on what they couldn’t control, they would put their efforts where they could make the most difference at work.  

Working with Simone also helped Ash understand their values, priorities, and what truly motivated them more. Through introspection and open dialogue, they aligned their actions with their core beliefs, guiding their leadership approach with purpose. 

Although Ash had identified their preference for receiving feedback earlier in their coaching journey, the end of coaching saw them being much more proactive. They actively asked for feedback, using this to help them develop as a leader and understand areas for improvement.  

As time went on, Ash used their new knowledge and skills outside of their coaching sessions. They began to feel a boost in their confidence, and they felt a deeper understanding of themselves and their surroundings. Not only did this help Ash navigate the common challenges of leadership, but it supported them in development their resilience too.  

Coaching with a Sponsor 

Ash’s experience with coaching was based off our coaching with a sponsor programme, meaning it also included their sponsor, Megan*. In addition to having one-to-one coaching sessions with Simone, Ash also had three triad meetings with Megan and Simone. 

Triad meetings offer a valuable chance for the coach, sponsor, and coachee to review the changes resulting from the coaching process. They also provide a platform for the sponsor to give feedback to both the coach and the coaches. 

During the coaching programme, Megan shared her observations. She acknowledged Ash’s improved resilience, creativity, and perseverance. Since beginning coaching, Megan also noticed that Ash was more inclined to delegate tasks and rely on their team when needed. Furthermore, Megan believed Ash was making a deliberate effort to connect with colleagues in new ways. 

*Ash and Megan: names have been changed for confidentiality purposes. 

We Are Your One Stop Coaching Panel Provider 

At The Leadership Coaches, we provided coaching to this client as a ‘one-stop panel provider’ where they had the opportunity to select from twenty executive coaches all under one roof. We do all the due diligence for them, and we also do the coach matching service if required.      

Our coaching matching services see the coachee and our CEO, Zoé Lewis, having a conversation to establish their expectations of coaching and what’s important to them when working with a coach. Zoé then looks across the team and matches them with one or two coaches whom they review on the website and then have chemistry calls with those they resonate with.    

All of this is completely free of charge – clients only start to pay once they’ve selected their coach and started working with them. 

Executive Coaching with The Leadership Coaches  

Here at The Leadership Coaches, we’re dedicated to your development. Regardless of your reason for wanting to progress through executive coaching, you can rely on us and our team of credible coaches to help you reach your goals.  

We know that your journey is unique to you; you’ll have your own challenges and strengths. For this reason, we’ve developed three executive coaching solutions. These are:  

Having worked with leaders in national and international organisations, we’re happy to chat more with you about how coaching can help you.  

Call us on 03450 950 480 or email today to discuss your needs.  



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