Leading Edge has been privileged to coach some fantastic divisional directors at Halfords Autocentres over the past year and we’re proud of the impact of this intervention.
Alongside the Halfords retail business, there are more than 300 Halfords Autocentres across the UK under the management and guidance of the Regional General Managers (RGMs).
Leading Edge had previously supported Halfords’ retail division with management development over a 3-year programme when we were approached by Halfords Autocentres to design and deliver a tailored development programme for its 19 RGMs.
Leading Edge designed a programme that blended skills events and coaching support. Our one-to-one coaching pathways are designed to support individuals (coachees) in new or demanding roles looking to develop certain attributes or for people identified as high performing/high potential.
‘Coaching for Results’ is the pathway and has a defined beginning, middle and end – not for us the ongoing ‘crutch’ relationship. This clear approach is important and is based on our firm belief that an effective coaching relationship lasts about six months and involves three parties – the coach, the coachee and their line manager.
We plan for success by placing the individual at the heart of our coaching approach. Our belief is that individuals can only meet their potential and be truly effective when they:
- have clarity of their own and others’ expectations of the outcomes
- are aligned with the organisation’s goals and objectives
- have authentic understanding of themselves and the impact they have on others