What is Coaching?

Coaching is a structured conversation where you identify what you wish to develop. There is a myriad of topics we have coached people toward including:

  • Handling pressure
  • Improving work/life balance
  • Stepping into a new role
  • Working on problems that feel insurmountable
  • Reaching more of the potential you believe that you have.

By working confidentially and in an equal partnership with your coach each conversation will help you to better understand your situation and gain fresh insight. This typically empowers clients to gain more control of situations they find themselves in and take positive steps to move forward in a positive and sustainable way. Learning is at the core of our coaching approach, so you will inevitably become more self-aware as a result of participating in the coaching process.

Who do we coach?

We have an extensive track record of coaching provision. Our coaches have worked with people across most positions in organisations, including:

  • Senior leaders
  • Project delivery teams
  • Line managers
  • Independent consultants
  • Rising talent

Coaching Approach

We always start any coaching assignment by listening very carefully to understand the nature of the coaching assignment and what the objective is. This might be a short one-to-one coaching assignment to help someone settle into a new role or a complete programme of coaching to enable your organisation to progress.

We have successfully undertaken coaching with clients across many sectors including banking, government, retail, education and IT. We nearly always have a wide range of coaching clients, covering many interesting assignments.


Change Management

We’ve been doing this for a long time now and built up a lot of experience and expertise


Our Coaching Expertise

Annovista’s coaches use a variety of models and tools to help move people forwards. We only use coaches who are accredited with globally recognised credentials. All of our coaches are accredited and we work in accordance with the International Coach Federation’s code of ethics. The ICF is typically considered to be the global ‘gold standard’ coaching body for accredited coaches.

We love the impact that coaching has and we have found highly effective ways of incorporating coaching into wider-ranging change management programmes.
It is our firm belief that coaching has to be purposeful and clearly aligned with the desired culture of the organisation. Our inquiry-based approach to organisational development helps us achieve this.

Project Coaching

We offer specialist coaching for all those involved in managing and delivering projects. Our deep experience of the project and change management world helps our coaches to quickly understand and appreciate the specific situations project delivery teams face. We’ve been doing this for a long time now and built up a lot of experience and expertise.

We have coached:

  • Project board members
  • Project sponsors
  • Project and programme managers
  • Change agents
  • Change managers
  • PMO staff

Our CEO wrote a chapter on Coaching in the Project Environment as part of the APM’s ‘emerging trends series’. Read Coaching in the project environment here.

Mental Toughness assessments: MTQ48

How effectively do you and your colleagues deal with stress, pressure and challenge? Mental toughness describes the mindset that we adopt in everything we do and is closely related to qualities such as character, resilience and grit. These can be measured with the MTQ tool, a 48 item high-quality psychometric measure. Many psychometrics measure behaviours (how we act) and attributes (how we feel). MTQ focusses on how we think, which drives our behaviour. Research has distilled Mental Toughness into:

  • Control
  • Commitment
  • Challenge
  • Confidence

Published research and case studies from around the world now show that Mental Toughness is a major factor in:

  • Performance – explaining up to 25% of the variation in performance in individuals
  • Positive Behaviour – more engaged, more positive, more “can do”
  • Wellbeing – more contentment, better stress management, less prone to bullying
  • Aspirations – more ambitious, prepared to manage more risk

Annovista can provide official Licensed Mental Toughness assessments to you and your team.