Create team glue
Contextual team development that meets your team where they are and helps them move together to where you need them to be
“I very much appreciated your sunny, cheerful disposition even in the face of what must seem like a stony, grumpy and exhausted SLT on the other side (for the record, you always made me smile on the inside); you did an amazing job in teasing out the convoluted strands and stripping away the accumulated baggage. Your excellent non-verbal communication skills… I could tell you just got it, or understood without ever really having to say it explicitly… you are passionate about the work you do and your excitement at certain breakthrough moments for us. Thank you.”
Senior member of an International Development team
“We were really struggling with morale and a high level of absence. The team coaching helped establish the boundaries within the team – where they are useful and not so useful. The sessions gave us space to share feelings and thoughts in a non-judgmental manner. We now have better understanding of roles, trust within the team, and its easier to rely on one another for support. Since the coaching, we were nominated for two awards and we actually won a national award in the teamwork category. We are really pleased about this and all see the positive change we have implemented. Thank you for giving us the support you did!”
Leader in NHS medical team
What you can expect from my team development services
As a Business Psychologist, I help explore the good and bad quirks that can emerge over time in the team. I help your team to make the most of its strengths. A typical team is a fascinating melee of people with well developed strengths, weaknesses, blind spots, demanding stakeholders, quirky processes, unspoken assumptions, conflict and grit to muddle through it all. Over 25 years, my clients have included a variety of well-known brand names across public, private and not for profit sectors; large and small. So, reassuringly, I’ve probably come across a team quite like yours before!
Alongside finding the team’s positive energy, I also deal with the messy end of the spectrum of team and individual emotions. Often, I’m brought into teams when there are unruly goings on – all those behaviours that accidentally build up over time that can erode a good team or organisation: passive aggression, open conflict, overstressed, bad behaviour. Here, my job can be to sit in the fire with the team and help recognise, relax, recontract, reset, rebuild. It requires a space of vulnerability and exploration rather than directiveness.
Team Development services
Team RQTM map
Team relationship assessment that maps your team’s awareness and capabilities.
Team Reset workshop
Workshop with the team focused on (re)building psychological safety and tackling a specific topic of your choosing.
Series of team sessions to help the team build it’s glue.
Every team is different. For any of the above services, these can be tailored to your team’s requirements. Please do get in touch to discuss.