Leadership Coaching

Carolyne French

By Carolyne French, Head of Program Learning and Clifton-Strengths Accredited Coach,
1 January 2024

Thinka’s leadership coaching program is focused on challenging leaders to break through barriers, change behaviours, and achieve sustained high performance.

As part of a coaching program, leaders get strongly individualised support based on their needs. Our highly-skilled leadership coaches draw on years of experience working with people on performance across different industries. Thinka’s coaches will look at behaviours and patterns with their coachees and move them toward an action plan that empowers leaders to make constructive changes.

Our leadership coaches understand the intricacies of organisational culture and work with leaders and managers at all levels; executive and senior leadership, middle management, and frontline and team leadership. The highly individualised, transformational potential of coaching is why it is so integral to professional development and effective leadership in any organisation.

Examples of Thinka’s Leadership Coaching Programs

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1:1 Coaching

Thinka’s Coach and the Leader

The Thinka coach works with one leader in a safe, private setting to explore issues, remove blockers and stretch their thinking so as to grow leadership capability.This is an intensive, one on one experience whereby the leadership coach and coachee explore behaviours and barriers to grow self-awareness and soft skills. Thinka’s coaches adopt a coaching style that best suits the individual with a focus on establishing psychological safety and a practical action plan to support the growth of the coachee.

1 participant


Triad Coaching

Thinka’s Coach, the Leader and the Leader’s Direct Report

The Thinka coach works with a leader and their direct report to explore behaviours and challenges, bust open biases and identify one another’s strengths so as to move forward. This type of coaching session is designed to be transformational and improve the relationship between the leader and the direct report. The triad methodology helps the coachees cultivate emotional intelligence so they better understand each other and can eventually engage in their own constructive coaching conversations.

2 participants


Small Group Coaching

Thinka’s Coach, the Leader and the Leader’s Team

Using highly specialised coaching skills, the Thinka coach works with a leader and their team to improve the team dynamic, open up any issues, and identify new and constructive ways of working. Effective coaching in a team scenario involves a focus on goal setting, stakeholder and conflict management, and allowing candour from team members – without the fear of being judged. These types of group coaching conversations can be rocky and uncomfortable but Thinka’s coaches are skilled in establishing psychological safety and building an inclusive atmosphere.

Up to 6 participants
Virtual or In-person

“I thoroughly enjoyed working with Thinka on providing Strengths coaching for myself and my team. The one-on-one coaching and small-group sessions allowed for positive self-reflection and acknowledgement of what we do well and how we can support each other better. Unlocking the team's strengths in this way has helped me as a leader, by developing a deeper understanding of them individually and how to guide them. The coaches were wonderful throughout.”

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What results can you expect from a Leadership Coaching Program?

Good leadership coaching is the most effective tool for influencing transformation in organisations.

Depending on the needs of each of the leaders participating in the program, outcomes can look very different. A frontline leader might focus on building confidence and giving feedback, senior leaders might focus on delegation and presentation skills, while executive coaching might focus more on strategy and organisational outcomes. Leadership development is significantly improved by regular coaching sessions and it make all the difference when looking to cultivate a truly effective leader dedicated to high performance.

Thinka’s capability analysis tool gives coachees the opportunity to assess themselves or their direct reports, ahead of the coaching program. Coachees use the tool to engage in a self-assessment (or team member assessment), so they can see where the biggest development areas are. The capability analysis can also be used to evaluate capability growth at the end of the coaching program.

Thinka has an accredited Clifton-Strengths coach on the team, so we also specialise in strengths-based coaching for leaders and teams based on each individuals’s Clifton-Strengths profile. The unique Clifton-Strengths profile of each individual helps a coachee understand their talents, leadership style and career development potential. Clifton-Strengths is a strong base for a transformational coaching relationship that is supported with video learning and practical tools for application.

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