WXL Coaching was set up by me, Wyn Lewis, to deliver business and personal coaching to people, teams and groups who want to change, do better and excel at work and in their personal lives.
As a coach, my role is to help you personally, or you and your colleagues in teams and groups, to focus and work out where you are in your work and life and where you want to get to instead.
I was trained by Barefoot Coaching and am externally supervised. I also have my own coach. I’m a registered ICF coach and am governed by its ethics and standards. I’ve held an NLP diploma since 2014 and have been an accredited TCM workplace mediator since 2011. I’ve been an employment lawyer since 1985, with many years’ experience in multinational law firms, now working as a Partner at gunnercooke LLP and recognised in Spear’s 500.
After almost 35 years as a lawyer, having lived and worked in Germany, Hong Kong and the UK and having travelled extensively, I have a wealth of business, commercial, legal and life experience to bring to my coaching.
WHAT IS COACHING?
Coaching is about getting people, teams and groups:
- to think better and think differently
- to be more open and curious and to make decisions that, as a result, are more informed and effective
- to identify and achieve their professional and personal goals, solutions and strategies
- to maximise their effectiveness, performance and potential
- to increase job satisfaction
- to take action now that takes you and your colleagues:
- from where you are
- to where you want to be instead
- to achieve something significant that you really, really, really want
As a coach I challenge, chide, facilitate, guide, inspire, laugh with, listen, provoke, question and support you.
HOW COACHING HAPPENS
If you’re an individual, there will be one initial meeting to see if we would be a good fit working together. That initial meeting is a confidential 1-2-1. Assuming we agree to coach together, there will then be:
- a coaching agreement that sets out a framework for the coaching programme for 3, 6 or 13 months
- an initial thoughts document as a stimulus for the first coaching conversation
The rest of the coaching relationship focuses on you and is tailored to you
If you’re an organisation looking for a coach for one or more of your staff, there are often two initial meetings: one with a team or group leader or budget holder to discuss business expectations and the business case for coaching; and a separate confidential 1-2-1 with each person being coached. Assuming we agree to coach, there will then be:
- a coaching agreement that sets out a framework for:
– a one-off coaching project
– a coaching programme for 3, 6 or 13 months
- an initial thoughts document to explore deliverables, expectations and goals
The rest of the coaching relationship focuses on your staff, team or group and is tailored to your brief.
Coaching is more than just a cosy chat. It involves people:
- doing exercises
- doing homework
- doing things differently
- thinking about who you are, what you want, how you work, when you want to do things
- being honest
- being uncomfortable (but in a good way)
- being committed and willing to do all of the above
The role of the coach is to stimulate ideas and thoughts, and say things that colleagues and friends may not.
You are the only person who can make you do the things you (don’t) want to do.
WHAT DOES COACHING COVER?
How long is a piece of string? Typically, coaching can include talking about such things as:
- ambition | anxiety | autonomy | accountability
- business development
- career guidance | career management | confidence | conflicts | change | coaching others | CVs
- employed to self-employed status | being an expert
- first 100 days in a new job | fitting in
- managing yourself | managing colleagues | managing change | making a difference | mentoring
- interview skills
- networking | new job | new job – the first 100 days
- perfectionism | procrastination | presentation skills | productivity | promotion
- redundancy | resilience | returning to work after a break | relationships within work | responsibility
- stuck in a rut
- team-working | time management
- work-life balance
A coaching relationship can change during each coaching programme.
Your focus will probably change during a coaching programme – and that’s fine.
The cost of Coaching is much less than the value of Coaching.
- The cost for the first 2 coaching sessions for each individual each calendar year is whatever you would like to donate per coaching session to WXL Coaching’s chosen charity (Dementia UK) via justgiving.com
- The cost for all subsequent coaching provided by WXL Coaching each calendar year is subject to discussion and payable by reference to a coaching programme lasting 3 months, 6 months or 13 months
- The cost of Coaching is subject to discussion and is calculated as follows:
– payment per coaching programme lasting 3 months, 6 months or 13 months for an individual;
– payment per coaching project for a one-off team or group session
plus in each of the situations mentioned above:
– a contribution of whatever your organisation would like to donate by way of CSR to WXL Coaching’s chosen charity (Dementia UK ) via justgiving.com.
Don’t be tempted to measure the cost of coaching by time spent. Instead, think of coaching as a chance to work on you, your team, your group and your colleagues achieving a goal that might not be achieved without coaching.
WHAT ARE PEOPLE SAYING?
2020 – Mark – Creative Entrepreneur / Photographer
2021 – Judy – M.Sc., FCIPD – Senior HR Professional
2019 – Simone – Media Professional
2019 – Beatrice – Public Relations Professional
2018 – AB – Solicitor
Data Protection: WXL Coaching is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office with registration number ZA8428783. The Data Controller is WXL Services Limited
Insurance: each of WXL Coaching and Wyn Lewis has professional indemnity and public liability insurance provided by Hiscox
Legal: WXL Coaching is a trading name of WXL Services Limited, which is a limited company registered in England & Wales with company no. is 11622630 and registered office at Kemp House 160 City Road, London, EC1V 2NX.
Coaching an ambitious young lawyer who then changed his job for more money and a better lifestyle
Coaching an experienced financial services expert to transition from employment to self-employment
Coaching a voluntary sector public relations professional to get a previously denied promotion and new position
Coaching a copywriter to gain a qualification, manage her time better and develop a parallel career in media
Coaching a senior executive to split his time between executive director duties and family carer duties
Coaching a successful small business owner to expand his business within the UK and internationally
Coaching a team of 15 managers to work better with each other and then with their teams