Team coaching & workshops

I harness the energy of teams to do what they thought impossible, and maybe a bit magical...

magical

/ˈmadʒɪk(ə)l/   adjective

Beautiful or delightful in a way that seems removed from everyday life.

synonyms: extraordinary, remarkable, exceptional, outstanding, incredible, phenomenal, unbelievable, inconceivable, unimaginable, amazing, astonishing, astounding, stunning, staggering, marvellous, magnificent, wonderful, sensational, breathtaking, miraculous, singular, uncommon, unheard of, unique, unparalleled, unprecedented, unusual, unusually good, too good to be true, superlative, prodigious, surpassing, rare


How do I do this?

With all of my clients we start at the same point:

  • We’ll have a focussed chat about what you need help with, what feels impossible and what would be magical to achieve
  • Then, I’ll work with you to establish the best way to do that

We can achieve the impossible and magical by working with any or a combination of:

  • Coaching / mentoring
  • Workshops
  • Consulting
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Why do you need this?

  • Change isn’t comfortable and can have a negative impact if not approached in a supportive way
    • BUT is vital for growth, fresh ideas and innovation
  • Improving the ability to adapt to change and creates more resilient people and teams
    • AND this is shown to reduce stress and therefore sickness and people leaving their jobs
  • If you have a feeling of not moving forward but you aren’t sure why
    • SO improve creative thinking, problem solving and delivering valuable work more quickly
  • Increasing enjoyment, empathy, energy and ownership for people and teams
    • MEANS they will be more engaged, want to work together better and produce quality work
  • It takes time and energy to invest in creative solutions rather than quick fixes
    • BUT in the longer term it reduces the need to firefight and will have lasting positive impact

Change isn't comfortable, so I'll help you make it as fun as possible.


What do I do?

So with an overarching focus on:

  • Creative solutions and real collaboration

And focussing in on these areas:

  • Making great teams greater: enhancing the brilliance of your team(s)
  • Individual and team resilience: understanding and supporting resilience long term (click for more info on Resilience coaching)
  • Improving ways of working: inc. getting creative juices flowing / Agile & Lean values & principles
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I will create space for your team to feel:

  • Playful

  • Safe

  • Stretched (not panicked)

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Creative exploration workshop with Sky


Why do I do this?

I want everyone I work with to feel:

  • energised, focussed, empowered, calm

Because I’ve seen and felt the negative impact of the opposite:

  • tired, unclear, demotivated, stressed


The whole is greater than the sum of its parts
— Aristotle, Philosopher

Who is this for?

  • You know you can achieve more with your team
  • You want to enjoy doing your best work
  • And enable others to do the same
  • You are happy to embrace uncertainty
  • And are passionate about making positive changes

This sounds great, what next?

Please email me at info@katereescoaching.com to arrange our initial chat, or for any more information.


When you work with me you'll be doing things better immediately...

better

/ˈbɛtə/   adjective

More desirable, satisfactory, or effective.

synonyms: superior, finer, of higher quality, greater, in a different class, one step ahead; more acceptable, preferable, recommended; a cut above, streets ahead, head and shoulders above, ahead of the pack/field


But, don't just take my word for it...

Our research has told us that resilience is one of the most important and valued traits in creatives... but it’s also shown us that this is a trait lacking in lots of those hoping to entering the industry.
We’ve found it difficult to find facilitators who specialise in this topic who understand and have experience of our unique industry... enter Kate! Kate swooped in and with incredibly short notice was able to really understand what we needed, and tailor a session for the group of recent graduates we were working with.
Her willingness to share personal stories and her calm, friendly but fun attitude set a great tone for the workshop, and the students were able to apply practical learnings to a sometimes intangible topic.
— Hilary Chittenden, Senior Foundation Manager D&AD
Kate came to our project with one week’s notice; in those days before the project she worked quickly, intelligently, creatively and openly to pull together a challenging but well thought out deck. So far, so professional.
What you can’t put into a deck is the sensitivity and good humoured calm execution that she brought to the day. No ever believes exactly how much can be achieved in one day but really you can. It takes a very rare and precious skill that one of my colleagues best described as magic.
— Joel Bradley, Creative Director Sky Consumer Products
This was INCREDIBLE! I am working with my team to be vulnerable and am role modelling it as well. I have to remember it won’t happen over night”
“I thoroughly enjoyed this presentation. I know these things and it definitely helps to hear again. My struggle is with very tenured employees not ready to live in this vulnerable world. Day by day, with the help of other team members, we are trying to bring them along. Thanks Kate!”
“Thanks! This all goes for men as well as women. I like the key take aways which are challenging, but reachable. Step by step.”
“Thank you for two nice key take aways: “Change is not comfortable”and the very strong question: “When did you last feel vulnerable?”
— Role Modelling Vulnerability webinar feedback, BrightTalk
How valuable / useful did you find this workshop?” When asked this question, 85% of the attendees gave a rating of 4 or 5 out of 5 (5 meaning “Very”) in anonymous feedback.

“The workshop concepts were high level, which made me easily understand how to be a more productive team member. But also, I understood the specifics of each concept by doing the exercises.”
“Psychological safety and Johari were the biggest takeaways for me, and I’ll be thinking about these a lot more as we continue.”
“I enjoyed the activities around practicing giving feedback, both to inform the way those conversations are structured, and also as a reminder that we don’t give positive feedback often enough. I also really liked gaining an insight into different research/psychological foundations of good team-working practices, and I’d like to look more into this in future.”
“I think it’s been great for everyone to share a day talking about this stuff.”
“I think the exercises around experiences and sillier ones really helped me understand the application of the theory. You were also a very engaging speaker who set a great tone for the day”
“I’ve been wanting to do something like this for a long time it helped give me a vocabulary and visuals about teams in general and good practices!”
“I liked that it helped to reinforce the learnings from the games-oriented scrum training session we previously had. It also added additional terms and practical tools (e.g. feedback giving) to everyone’s repertoire.
— Team dynamics workshop feedback, ustwo Games
Our coaching sessions with Kate allowed us to both focus and think with clarity on our goals – this is often difficult when in the thick of dealing with the day to day running of a business. Kate helped us to see our business with fresh eyes and we probably achieved more forward planning in our sessions than we have in the last couple of years.
— Liz Scarff, co-founder Fieldcraft Studios
Kate introduced our small team to the idea of coaching and was immediately able to help us overcome some communication issues we were having. Even just taking a bit of time out to talk in a safe and comfortable environment was a massive eye opener for us!
— Jamie Shoard, co-founder Combo