ONE -on - ONE Coaching
No matter where you are on your personal journey of growth, evolution and transformation, coaching offers ways out of ‘stuck-ness’, ways to reach your full potential. I am a CMC - with the Institute of Management Consultants and Coaches of South Africa.
WHAT DO I OFFER CLIENTS THAT SETS ME APART?
My coaching is built around an unwavering focus on the client’s healing and growth, and has a distinct spiritual dimension because this umbrellas the rest of the whole person - physical, intellectual, emotional, and social A recent CEO client (Jonathan Jacobson, Metropolis Design) has said: “Fantastic. In a word that’s how I describe Graham’s executive coaching prowess. Supported by unerring intuition for both content and pace, he has a gentle yet no-nonsense way of creating space for creative exploration, and encouraging clients to be themselves, confront issues, push their boundaries and arrive at clarity He blends listening, empathy and a passion for unleashing the latent potential in others with his extensive business experience.
WHAT SERVICES DO I OFFER?
Cognitive psychologist Jerome Bruner believed that “the richest learning comes from narrative”, and not only in individual coaching but in an organisational setting I conduct “conversations” using anecdote circle technology as a safe container for sharing, listening, surfacing valuable information and feelings (beyond the 'edges' of what clients may previously have explored).
Building resilience is a speciality. Sustaining our individual wholeness and allowing ourselves to flourish, whatever the circumstances, is essential to living a meaningful life supported by the three pillars of reflection, relationships and resilience. My coaching activity is both live and via Skype.
HOW DOES MY CAREER EXPERIENCE ADD VALUE?
I’ve worked as a big corporate employee, entrepreneurial start-up, and independent consultant and coach, have experienced business life in over 40 countries in a wide range of sectors at all levels, leading transformative projects on balanced scorecard measurement, establishing 24/7 multi-channel, multi-process contact centres, negotiating South Africa’s first Motorway Service Area, Shell UK’s margin-management system for use in a highly price-elastic market ….. My engagement with clients is about far more than process, and allows for deep dives into the practical exploration of content from a basis of real experience.
WHAT QUALIFIES ME FOR MY COACHING WORK?
I majored in Psychology and Economics at University and also read Sociology, Consumer Behaviour, Advanced Human Resource Studies .... I’ve been a LifeLine counsellor and am a certified Management Consultant, neuro-linguistic practitioner, and author of several business books. These address customer service, sustainability, values and virtues, leadership and change. Having said all of this, my signature presence as a coach comes down to valuing humility, a two-way learning process, and an absolute focus on the client’s needs and potential
IN WHAT AREAS WILL YOU BENEFIT FROM MY COACHING CONVERSATIONS?
Finding and Following your Purpose
“When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds; your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be” - Patanjali, ancient Indian sage
Follow proven, scientifically – validated ways of being and doing - according to your unique purpose.
Developing your story confidence and competence
Story modes, elements and patterns (as well as metaphor and images) are a springboard for careers and organisational healing and improvement. They are an Ubuntu process. They enable connection, engage, inspire, and lead to action. Learn to utilise the power and potential of story. Develop your story competence. Deftly apply story to any business situation in any area of the business you’re in
Building your resilience, achieving balance
Cultivate “bounce-back-ability”, winning behaviours, and deeper mindfulness practices and techniques that allow for huge, positive shifts in life.
"Contemplation is the only ultimate answer to the unreal and insane world that our financial systems and our advertising culture and our chaotic and unexamined emotions encourage us to inhabit”. - Archbishop Rowan Williams
Visit https://soundcloud.com/graham-bruce-williams or http://liminalcoaching.com/liminal-podcast/ (Numbers 20 to 24) - to enjoy enlivening, enlightening, helpful conversations about building personal resilience to change and adversity.
CONTACT ME AT firstname.lastname@example.org or drop me a Skype message at graham.lynette