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Career Coaching for Directors and C-Suite

Career coaches play a pivotal role in guiding executives through transitions, promoting work-life balance, enhancing skills, and fostering effective networking.


Choosing a coach who understands the dynamics of top teams and boards can be a valuable partner, supporting you through the complexities of your role towards long-term career success.

richard Winfield - career coach

Career coaching for directors and c-suite

Are you ambitious? Looking for a seat at the top?

Hey Ambitious Senior Professionals and Executives, are you reaching for a seat at the top?


Executive coaching helps senior leaders and professionals develop exemplary performance, establish a reputation as an authority and develop a strategy to achieve their goals. 


Career coaches play a pivotal role in guiding executives through transitions, promoting work-life balance, enhancing skills, and fostering effective networking.


Career coaching will help you discover what they really want to do with your life and then develop a strategy to achieve it.


It can be particularly relevant when you are faced with change. Promotion, change of job, redundancy – or even retirement. You might be ready for significant advancement. Or you might just want to review where you are now. 


A coach who understands the dynamics of top teams and boards can be a valuable partner, offering tailored guidance and support to navigate the complexities of your role and achieve long-term career success.


They can provide valuable insights to keep you competitive by adapting to industry trends and staying ahead of the curve – often helping you discover skills and experience you had forgotten and suggesting opportunities you had not thought of.


A career coach can help you to:

  • Discover and understand who you really are

  • Identify and clarify what you most want

  • Create and develop strategies for how you will achieve your goals

    Working with a coach will help you identify a career goal that is congruent with both your ambition and your personal and family life - and will help towards achieving it.


    A coach can help you identify what you really want out of life – what would really give you satisfaction, make you feel fulfilled. They can help you appreciate the skills and experience that you have already accumulated. And can help you identify opportunities and a network of contacts who can help you.


    Then, together, you can analyse what you have found, set goals and then develop a strategy to achieve the career you really want. It may be progress in your existing organisation. It might require a complete change of direction. You may need to develop or improve some skills.


    With a plan and someone to support you along the way, you will be well on the way to success.

How ambitious are you?

Do you aspire to a senior management position, seek to join a board as an executive or non-executive director, or are you considering a change to an entirely new career? 


Let me help you start from first principles and identify the career path or next appointment that leads to your greatest job satisfaction, professional growth and financial reward.


Essential steps to obtaining the perfect role that is just right for you: 

  • Identify your strengths - knowledge, experience and wisdom

  • Quantify your skills, knowledge, abilities and achievements

  • Discover your personality profile - identify strengths and motivations

  • Discover what you really, really want - What, Where, Who and WHY

  • Explore current options, including a dramatic change of direction

  • Develop a career plan and strategy to achieve your chosen goal

  • Develop and promote a personal brand - become 'known'

  • Generate a powerful CV, resume and LinkedIn page

  • Compose covering letters that put you in charge of the assessment process

  • Practise interview skills

  • Decide whether a promotion is right for you

  • Undertake due diligence before accepting an offer

Joining a senior management team or board of directors for the first time can be a big step. It can require a different mindset, new skills, a new identity and changed relationships. Suddenly, you can be exposed to new language, new ideas and new assumptions; some things not taught even on MBA courses.


Your first 100 days are critical to your future success. You must budget significant time for your induction programme. There will be a lot to learn - and it is your opportunity to establish your role and set expectations of your future behaviour and contribution. 


I can support you through this stage, even acting as an intermediary to ensure that you get access to the people and information you require and appropriate support throughout.


I would love to help you plan your journey and decide on the next step. I can help you design and implement an effective strategy, and then, drawing on the resources of ThreeTicks Academy to provide a total on-boarding experience, supply you with mentoring and tools for a total professional development journey.

What's it like to work with Richard?

John Morris

Richard puts you at ease without you knowing it. I thought I was having a casual conversation but by the end I realised that he had identified an entirely new perspective of my skill set. That's the power of a good listener.

John Morris
Director Public Affairs

Ian Parry-Belcher

Richard's ability to bring structure and clarity to my strategic career decision-making and to focus on introspection has enabled me to bring a deep understanding of my strengths and experience. I commend him to you.

Ian Parry-Belcher
Project Manager

Paul Dubal

Richard is an excellent listener and a natural coach, with deep experience and perspectives. He has an in-depth technical knowledge allied to being able to deliver the message in an informative and engaging style that makes complex issues simple.

Paul Dubal
Leadership Coach

More comments from happy clients

Lex McKee

Richard is the most passionate and effective advocate of coaching I have encountered. His blend of integrity, attention to detail and insight ensure that his corporate coaching approach is one you can trust - giving a sure foundation to build upon.

Lex McKee
Productivity Coach

Sarah McDade

I contacted Richard because I was dissatisfied with my current role. After two sessions on Zoom I decided that I would be happy to stay for a couple more years but, in the meantime, lay the foundation for a new role thereafter.

Sarah McDade
Programme Manager

John Skivington

Richard helped me develop a highly successful regional reorganisation and has advised me on governance implications ahead of a change of legal structure. He has been a critical friend, challenging my thinking and highlighting conflicts of interest.

John Skivington
Managing Director

What to do first

All coaching starts with a review.


I have designed an online assessment for you to review your current level of achievement in the following areas:

  • Personal effectiveness

  • Personal qualities

  • Governance

  • Finance

  • Strategy

  • Self development

It is designed specifically for new and aspiring directors, but can also be useful at any senior manager grade.

In addition to your results, you will receive a personal report with suggestions for improvement – and the offer of a free consultation with me. I look forward to that.

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