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Coaching

What is Executive and Business Coaching? 

At MetaMind, we believe that everyone has the potential to maximize their personal and professional growth. Our ICF-certified executive coaches will work with you as your partner on the journey to help you identify, clarify, and achieve your goals with executive and business coaching.

 

Our coaching services are available at the individual, group, team, or organizational level.

At MetaMind, we are dedicated to helping you achieve your goals and reach your full potential.

 

Contact us today to learn how we can help you grow and succeed.

 

A study at the American University, Washington revealed a remarkable 788% Return on Investment for Executive Coaching, driven by enhanced productivity and employee retention.

70%

increase in Individual Performance

50%

increase in Team Performance

48%

increase in Organisational Performance

Hear about the benefits of Coaching from one of our coaches

Axel Johansson,

Executive Coach, Trainer and Consultant

We're here to help you through various challenges

  • Optimising work performance, planning for promotion, as well as broadening career and success opportunities 

  • Increasing leadership effectiveness

  • Enhancing Executive Presence

  • Aligning individual and corporate values 

  • Boost self-motivation and fulfilment

  • Managing Work-Life Balance

  • Optimising relationships 

  • Managing conflict, and solving group conflicts

  • Improving group dynamics in your team

  • Improving team or organisational culture

  • Managing diverse cultures

Benefits of our executive coaching

Coaching is an effective tool to...

  • get full clarity and a instil a constructive mindset

  • find inspiration 

  • increase self-esteem and self-confidence

  • develop positive habits

  • develop strong determination

  • define appropriate action plans that will lead you to achieve your goals

  • improve leadership performance and higher team satisfaction

  • develop your interpersonal skills, cultural intelligence and cross-border negotiation skills

Your role as a coachee

As a coaching client, your role is to:

  • Be open to possibility and new perspectives

  • Define personally meaningful goals

  • Assume full responsibility for your own decisions and actions

  • Engage big-picture thinking and problem-solving skills

  • Take the tools, concepts, models and principles provided by your MetaMind coach and engage in effective forward action

Executive Coaching will help you:

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Gain complete clarity & instill a constructive mindset

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Develop precise action plans to attain your objectives effectively.

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Develop your interpersonal skills, cultural intelligence & cross-border negotiation skills

How do we guide you through the MetaMind coaching process?

  • Be open to possibility and new perspectives

  • Define personally meaningful goals

  • Assume full responsibility for your own decisions and actions

  • Become a great observer who can identify roadblocks when it comes to problems and solutions

  • Take the tools, concepts, models and principles provided by your MetaMind coach and engage in effective forward action

Kavita Dasgupta

- Founder & Creative Director, Feroza Designs

 

Ivana is a deeply empathic coach. She holds space patiently and encourages you to look at things from a different point of view. I left our sessions with more clarity, motivation and confidence in pursuing my goals. Once Ivana takes you on board she is invested in your success and is always sending valuable information that could help you on your journey. I am grateful to have her in my corner cheering me on

Parin Mehta

- Managing Director, Airbnb

I have worked with several coaches in the past but what sets Axel apart is his ability to use the right question at the right time to force deep reflection. He helps his coachees pursue deep reflection by

1) intelligently using silence and 2) slowing down the pace of the conversation. If you are taking on a new role and adapting to some change in your circumstances, I would recommend getting coaching from Axel as he is an ideal thought partner to stress test assumptions and cognitive biases with

Catherine Fitzsimon

- Reginal Director, Audience

Mette has been a trusted partner for Audience Communication & Events since 2019 delivering high quality group workshops and personalized one-on-one coaching. On every project Mette is deeply committed to make a meaningful impact for her clients

Marina C Avila

- Director in Innovation, Salesforce

Anupama has an amazing ability to unpack situations and help form new concepts that are easy to keep in order to get unstuck. I recommend her coaching to anyone at any stage! We many times think we are on 'top of it', but the benefits of taking time to ask deep questions is invaluable

Aileen Goh

- AVP Talent Management, Capitaland

We engaged MetaMind in several of our leadership and personal branding courses in the past years. Mette, as the principal facilitator, never fails to deliver the objectives of these courses successfully and clearly to our participants. Her personal and direct style of delivery always manages to engage our participants well and spur them on positively to think, reflect and improve on their skills, during and after the courses. That’s the spirit of continuous learning we want to inculcate in our talents and Mette’s excellent coaching achieved this well!

Nazny Shamath Muzamil

- Assistant Director, Central Bank of Sri Lanka

NLP is something everyone needs in our stressful, disorganised and imbalanced life. NLP with Niloufer was excellent. Her way of explanation and how she puts NLP in the body using her practise tools are simply amazing

MetaMind coaches are certified by the International Coaching Federation (ICF). ICF credential-holders have fulfilled rigorous education and experience requirements and demonstrated a strong commitment to excellence in coaching.

 

To be eligible, a coach must:

  • Complete coach-specific training

  • Achieve a designated number of coaching experience hours

  • Partner with a Mentor Coach

  • Demonstrate the appropriate understanding and mastery of ICF’s definition of coaching, Code of Ethics and Core Competencies

You can read ICF Code of Ethics here: coachfederation.org/icf-ethics

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  • Is Authentic Leadership effective?
    In today’s workplace, we increasingly want leaders who are “real”. Countless leaders, in politics and business alike, have disappointed us because they’ve misled or even deceived us. We’ve always yearned for trusting relationships, and we’ve felt let down so often. Our belief in authoritarian leadership has been on the decline for decades, and it is an incomprehensible concept to many Millennials. In addition, we all have a growing dissatisfaction with polished, faceless leadership – we want to know our leaders. This is a reason why personal branding and top management branding are on the rise: it helps you to know yourself, and then understand how to portray who you authentically are. Authentic leadership is an approach that emphasises building a leader’s legitimacy through honest relationships with followers that are built on an ethical foundation. Authentic leaders value the input of their followers, and they are generally positive, self-aware people who promote openness. Excerpted from Mette Johansson’s book, How to Make Yourself Promotable. To read more, visit Mette’s website to purchase the book.
  • What are the seven components of authentic leadership?
    “Know thyself”; Emotional Intelligence; integrity and fairness; and being able to focus on the main issue.
  • Why is Diversity and Inclusion important?
    Mette Johansson is a strong advocate of diversity and inclusion. To hear her full thoughts on the matter, the links below direct to interview recordings of her on the topic: https://omny.fm/shows/money-fm-893/mette-johansson https://www.bfm.my/podcast/enterprise/hervantage/ent-hv-asia-women-speakers-mette-johansson#.XAiXHinI2_8.linkedin
  • What is the difference between diversity and inclusion, and equity?"
    Diversity is the umbrella term that covers all of the traits and characteristics which make people different from one another. It includes differences in background, sexual orientation, skin colour and ethnicity, ability, gender, education and much more. Vernā Myers distinguished between Diversity and Inclusion by saying: “Diversity is being invited to the party; Inclusion is being asked to dance.” Inclusion is about the behaviour or way of treating others in an accepting or welcoming manner. Many D&I experts have gone on to focus on ensuring that everyone, regardless of background, feels respected and heard in the workplace. That everyone can speak their minds freely, and feel a true sense of belonging. Equity and equality are distinct terms. Equality is based on providing everyone with the same rights. However, look at the attached picture? Is providing these two people the same opportunities at work truly fair? Equity is providing everyone what they need to succeed.
  • Why do we need cultural intelligence?
    The business world is growing more diverse. Which is good for the bottom line – and even more so when employees have a good dose of cultural intelligence. Cultural intelligence means: Strong curiosity of others and differences in wants, needs, and behaviour In-depth knowledge of how cultures differ Excellent observation skills on the impact of culture on relationship and business processes A superior ability to adapt to different ways of doing things, and finally; Defining successful strategies to navigate cultures.
  • How can cultural intelligence be improved?
    Whether you work in or with a regional office, headquarters, or with virtual teams, MetaMind Training’s workshop will help you to truly appreciate cultural differences. Individuals will learn to effectively navigate cultures, read and adapt to different cultures, as well as develop strategies for effective cross-cultural communication, including high-level negotiations. For teams, it means higher acceptance of differences, less friction, smoother collaboration, and, through the inclusion of novel ideas, an increased level of innovation.
  • Why is effective leadership important?
    Ineffective leadership has many disadvantages, ranging from low engagement and thus low performance rates, to high staff turnover, and even higher burnout rate among staff. In addition, effective leadership is about treating others human beings with due respect, and is therefore the right thing to do. MetaMind Training’s founder, Mette Johansson, has written two blogs that emphasise the importance of effective leadership: What’s the true cost of poor management in your company? The Credibility Of CEOs Fell By 12 Points This Year To Just 37 Percent
  • What is the Harrison Assessment?
    According to Harrison Assessments’ website, “the Harrison assessments focuses on providing the most accurate and effective assessments in the industry by dedicating a large portion of its resources to research, development and user-friendly software engineering.”
  • What are the advantages of the Harrison Assessment?
    We have chosen Harrison Assessments as our preferred psychometric testing tool because we don’t see a correlation between personality trait and performance. For instance, why measure whether you are an introvert or an extrovert, as many tests do? Intuitively, we think that introverts are not good at people skills, and think that salespeople must be extroverts. However, research tells us that the best salespeople tend to be introverts – so why do we still use personality traits when we wish to raise performance? The Harrison Assessment looks at your work preferences. It is based on the theory that we tend to do a task more frequently when we enjoy doing it, and thus become better at it. Our preferences are good indicators of how we tend to behave at any point of time. Similarly, it looks at what you value at work, and at MetaMind, we know that we get energised when we do what we truly value. Finally, the Harrison Assessment knows that a behaviour trait is not necessarily good or bad, and there are two sides that need to be balanced. For instance, being ‘frank’ may be an asset; but only when balanced with the right dose of ‘diplomacy’. The same is true for a total of 12 ‘paradox traits’, including analysing pitfalls versus taking risk and being assertive versus being helpful. Balancing these traits that may seem at odds with each other, but in effect are synergistic, provides deep insight into how you can optimise how you show up at work.
  • How does the Harrison Assessment work?
    We will provide you a survey link, which takes about 20 minutes to complete. After this assessment, we will provide a thorough debrief and jointly discuss a personal development plan. You will typically choose one area of improvement, which can, for example, form the basis of an ongoing, individual leadership transformation coaching programme.
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