Our Services

At Stillwater Coaching, we believe in working collaboratively with clients to provide a range of executive coaching and organizational development focused services:

Leadership Coaching

We offer our clients the opportunity to further develop and broaden their leadership skills and their leadership brand. Beginning with the process of becoming increasingly aware of their leadership strengths and success behaviours, we then move to exploring opportunities and strategies to leverage our clients’ strengths to enhance performance and to ensure that they are in alignment with the values, mission and vision of their organization.

Leadership Development Workshops

We have designed and facilitate a variety of highly interactive and practical leadership development workshops. These workshops can be delivered as a series or as individual workshops. They can also be delivered "off the shelf" or customized to meet the unique needs of our clients.

All Stillwater Coaching team members are highly experienced facilitators and subject experts on the various leadership skills being offered. These workshops fall in to three categories and include the following:

Leading Self

  • Behavourial Styles – Based upon the framework of the Extended DISC, receive your own personal behavioural report. Understand your strengths based upon your behavioural style and how to best leverage them. Also become aware of your potential blind spots and how to best compensate for them. With this increased awareness, you will also learn how to communicate more effectively with others by adapting your communication style to effectively interact with others.
  • Emotional Intelligence – Strong leaders have sound emotional intelligence. Based upon the framework of the Bar-On Emotional Quotient Inventory, receive your own personal report which will highlight your emotional intelligence strengths and your potential areas for development. Also, learn effective strategies to further strength your key emotional intelligence capabilities as well as build capacity in those competencies that may not currently be developed.

Leading Others

  • Situational Leadership II – Based upon the work of the Ken Blanchard Companies, learn how to adapt your leadership style to what best meets the needs of your direct reports at their particular stage of development.
  • Performance Coaching - Understand the benefits and value of using a coaching approach as well as when to use this approach. Develop your coaching skills through interactive "real life" exercises in a small group setting.
  • Providing Effective Feedback - Having the ability to provide both positive and constructive feedback in an effective way is an important leadership skill. Learn why providing your employees with timely and effective feedback is important as well as learn how to do this in a way that motivates and engages others.

Leading The Organization

  • Influencing Others - Most leadership is not a top-down proposition. The most effective leaders often influence above, below and across organizations. We all have influencing skills. The crucial question is whether those skills result in a high level of commitment and are helpful and strengthen the other person. You will receive your own personal report which will highlight your influencing style(s) and how to best leverage and/or adjust your style for optimum effectiveness.
  • Leading Change - In order to successfully manage and lead people through any size of change, it helps to be aware of the different ways people prefer to deal with change and to realize that your perceptions of the change style of others are colored by your own. This session will help to you to gain insights into different operating styles when confronted with change and how to effectively work to support each other through the change process.

High Performance Team Development

We offer a variety of services for teams that are targeted at taking strong performing teams to the next level of performance and effectiveness. This may include an assessment of the team’s current state and then define what high performance and effectiveness would be for the team. The development process for the team would focus on using targeted, interactive activities to support the team in moving forward to achieve agreed upon objectives. Specific activities may include:

  • Behavioural Styles - Discovering and learning about the behavioural styles of each team member as well as the style distribution of the team.
  • Team Charter - Creating a team vision, mission and goals that would be in alignment with those of the organization. This could also include team norms and working agreements for effectively working together.
  • Decision Making - Learning about the various decision making options and determining what works the best for the team.

Mentoring Initiatives

Many organizations are currently faced with or will be faced with potentially losing years and years of experience and expertise from their seasoned leaders and professionals as the baby boomers transition out of the workforce. Harnessing this talent and passing it along to others is a key responsibility of today’s leaders. The creation and implementation of formal mentoring programs can strategically support the transfer of this knowledge.

The Stillwater Coaching team can help organizations to create effective mentoring initiatives that best fit with the needs and the culture of organizations as well as the needs of the mentors and protégés.

Career Coaching

We offer personalized one-on-one career coaching services to assist and support our clients in their job search. This includes a number of phases such as assessments to determine our client's key strengths, the development of targeted resumes, the creation of a marketing approach, interviewing preparation, negotiation and landing support. The intention of this service is to ensure that our clients are well equipped to meet with prospective employers, are able to "tell" their story, as well as being able to effective communicate their value to the organization and why they should be hired.