As a business leader or senior executive, you get the health and safety performance you demonstrate you want – simply saying the right things isn’t enough. And it’s not just about leading by example, being a leader for safety goes way beyond wearing hearing protection in noise hazard areas. As a leader, you’re expected to know the right thing to do in every situation, but what if you don’t? Who can you turn to for help?
As a line manager, health and safety is just one of many plates you have to spin but it can often be the most challenging. It often seems as though what you’re expected to do for health and safety reasons is in conflict with the other goals you’re expected to achieve, so that finding a solution that you can buy into and own and make work seems impossible. Coaches are collaborative, meaning that they work with you to find the solution that works best for you.
What sort of problems do people bring to coaching?
Whatever the problem or difficulty is that’s on your mind, it’s more likely than not that it will be a suitable topic for coaching. It could be finding the right solution to an operational problem, managing the effects of your innate style, dealing with a demanding boss, improving your relationship with a team member, dealing with a set-back, improving your performance, getting the most from your team … the list goes on.
How does coaching and mentoring work?
Coaching is a non-directive form of development. Trained coaches are able to drive the investigations that lead to breakthrough moments. Through active listening and by asking insightful questions, they hold a mirror up to the coachee supporting him/her to understand their situation more fully and find a way forward. Coaches exist to be collaborative and supportive and to help others perform better.
Mentoring uses the same skills as coaching but is generally used to describe a situation where a more experienced person uses their greater knowledge and understanding to support the development of another.
Why choose Michael Emery to be your coach?
Michael Emery is a qualified Executive Coach accredited with the Academy of Executive Coaching (AoEC) in London. As such he has developed the skills that under-pin a collaborative and supportive approach. This means that he is able to support you in understanding your situation more fully and finding the best way forward – whether or not the situation is related to health and safety.
But as an OSH Practitioner since 1988, and having worked in some of the toughest industries and for some of the world’s most famous brands, Michael Emery CMIOSH understands the world of health and safety and has experienced many of the health and safety challenges businesses face. As such, he is also able to share his knowledge and experience of what other organisations have done to solve problems.
Michael is able to help you by telephone, Zoom or in person at a time that suits you best and as an AoEC accredited coach, he is bound by strict rules of confidentiality. You can read more about the confidentiality of coaching conversations and other standards of ethical conduct here.
Why not contact Michael today on 0792 191 4099 for an introductory, no obligation chat. We can briefly discuss your situation and what it is you’d like to achieve and we can explore how Michael might be able to help.
Alternatively, please feel free to email Michael at Michael@securushealthandsafety.co.uk