Coaching Through Covid-19 Crisis

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

It is probably fair to say that most organisations didn’t predict the pandemic, or if they did, they probably weren’t expecting it in early 2020 (it being considered to be a ‘possible but not likely’ scenario) and either way hadn’t written their business plans and prepared accordingly. That might change from hereon in, but for now organisations, particularly across the not-for-profit sector, are struggling to cope with the present fall out, including staff issues, maintaining income streams and organisational resilience and an even more uncertain future.  For leaders in this sector, where do you start?

There are, as always, some useful tips to be had from surfing the internet. That’s great when it comes to crisis pre-planning, but now that we are very much caught in the eye of the storm what is needed right now are practical, bespoke solutions to current problems and you won’t find those on the internet. The loneliness of leaders is a well-known concept; in short the higher one rises in an organisation, the greater responsibility one carries and the fewer people there are around to properly confide in when it comes to leading and ensuring that good decisions are made.  Making good decisions is critical to the efficacy of a leader and those that do make consistently good decisions will admit that they don’t make them in isolation, but use thinking-partners, also known as coaches. Executive coaches are trained to be calm, confidential, to provide quality listening without interruption or judgement and create a thinking space that enables the person coached to work through their unique challenges. Control and decision making always stays with the person being coached.

At Buzzacott HRC we are proud of our team of executive coaches who support our clients. They are professionally qualified and can draw upon a wealth of experience gained from previous careers across the three sectors including high-stakes, volatile environments.

Our core values are trust, client focus, exceptional service, approach-ability and expertise and as a firm we are highly regarded within the not-for-profit sector and known for going the extra distance.  We’d be pleased to explore your current challenges with you and how we might be able to add value to you and your organisation during this time. Please get in contact; we’d love to hear from you.

To find out more contact Eliot Glover, L&D Director, HR Consultancy.