PepsiCo  – Global FMCG
Help us be transformational coachess

The programme ran in the UK and Belgium with multi-national and multi-language groups. Evaluations scores showed 100% ‘positive’ or ‘extremely positive’ impact on my coaching style.

“I was really impressed with the programme…[Ideas Unlimited] are very good subject experts, able to translate the theory in a simple way but [they] also give incredibly powerful feedback. I have strongly appreciated [their] support, knowledge sharing and the approach of the programme.” Programme participant

The challenge

Our client is a global business facing high levels of change – strategic change in the portfolio, organisational and structural change towards matrix and global working as well as cost restructuring.  Senior leaders were facing huge challenges, many of whom had grown up in the business when it was much simpler and arguably easier to succeed in. The HR team of the UK and Europe businesses was well-respected and had achieved a level of business partnership that many other companies would envy. As part of their ‘trusted advisor’ role they were also taking on individual coaching clients.  We were asked to help them advance their coaching skills.  The GROW model was working fine for more simple performance coaching, but what if more transformational change was needed?

The solution

In partnership with the sophisticated HR Director we designed a four module advanced coaching programme with the strapline ‘Psychologically Minded Coaching’. Not very snappy but at least it was descriptive!  What was essential for these coaches was they could really understand the neuroscience and the psychology that sit behind transformational approaches to coaching.  We wanted to challenge them to have a good, evidence-based answer to the question “How do people change, exactly?”. From that base of understanding we could then work with them on coaching approaches inspired by sports psychology, Gestalt psychotherapy and Cognitive Behavioural Psychology. The modules were as follows

  1. Coaching foundation
  2. How do people change?
  3. What can coaches do to facilitate change?
  4.  How much coaches be to facilitate change?

The programme was heavily tailored to the needs of each individual with a diagnostic process completed beforehand. It also needed to be tailored to the needs of internal coaches and covered areas such as boundaries, coachable moments, conflicts of interest and transference.

The result

The programme ran in two locations, UK and Belgium with multi-national and multi-language groups.  Evaluations scores showed 100% ‘positive’ or ‘extremely positive’ impact on my coaching style.

They said
I was really impressed with the programme.  I learnt a huge amount both personally and professionally and for that I thank you. You are a very good subject experts, able to translate the theory in a simple way but you also give incredibly powerful feedback. I have strongly appreciated your support, knowledge sharing and the approach of the programme