36 episodes

Introducing Coaching Focus Podcast with Trayton Vance that brings you an insight into executive coaching, high-performance leaders and world-leading executives who have excelled in their field with personal experience and lessons to share with us.

With every episode, our mission is to champion ‘Coaching for a better tomorrow’, expand what you think is possible.

Coaching Focus Trayton Vance

    • Business

Introducing Coaching Focus Podcast with Trayton Vance that brings you an insight into executive coaching, high-performance leaders and world-leading executives who have excelled in their field with personal experience and lessons to share with us.

With every episode, our mission is to champion ‘Coaching for a better tomorrow’, expand what you think is possible.

    The Six Traits of an Inclusive Leader with Meeta Zakharia

    The Six Traits of an Inclusive Leader with Meeta Zakharia

    Meeta Zakharia, Director of International DEI at McDonald's, joins the show to talk about the importance of inclusive leadership within the company. Meeta emphasises the six signature traits of inclusive leadership, including commitment, courage, and cultural intelligence.
    She also delves into recognising biases, strength-based leadership, and balancing long-term goals with short-term tasks. By leading from the middle and outwards, diverse perspectives can be heard within teams, allowing for more innovative and efficient decision-making processes.

    Links mentioned in this episode:
    Coaching-focus.com
    Meeta Zakharia on LinkedIn

    • 30 min
    Coaching Culture: Understanding the Challenges and Interventions with Corinne Jeffrey

    Coaching Culture: Understanding the Challenges and Interventions with Corinne Jeffrey

    Corinne Jeffrey is the Lead for Coaching, Mentoring and Leadership Development for QinetiQ, an integrated global defence and security company. She is responsible for the development, delivery and implementation of a global strategy for executive coaching, mentoring and leadership development. Corinne is also responsible for the rollout of team coaching across the organisation.
    Tune into this episode as Corinne unpacks the defence sector's coaching realm. We explore measuring engagement and momentum in coaching, the role of language and conversation framing, the natural, unconscious, and habitual behaviours as part of the culture – and so much more.

    Links mentioned in this episode:
    Coaching-focus.com
    Corinne Jeffrey on LinkedIn

    • 47 min
    Building a Collaborative Coaching Culture with Lian Hillier

    Building a Collaborative Coaching Culture with Lian Hillier

    Lian Hillier is the Chief People Officer and The Principles for Responsible Investment, the UN-supported leading proponent of responsible investment. As an advocate for collaborative and supportive working environments, Lian has been instrumental in promoting these values at PRI.
    In this episode, Lian unveils the strategies for developing a culture of empowerment and making coaching a natural part of an organisation. We will also discuss the timing and conditions that lay the groundwork for this cultural shift, from a new CEO's influence to the commitment of passionate advocates within a company.

    Links mentioned in this episode:
    Coaching-focus.com
    Lian Hillier on LinkedIn
    The Principles for Responsible Investment

    • 33 min
    Using Coaching to Facilitate Change with Deborah Sweet

    Using Coaching to Facilitate Change with Deborah Sweet

    Deborah Sweet’s overall goal is to make a difference in the world of scientific communication and publishing. She is the Vice President of Journals, Nature Portfolio for Springer Nature Group, the renowned academic publishing company. Her approach to professional development revolves around self-reflection, challenging established methods, and embracing new perspectives.
    In this episode, we delve into the shift from traditional leadership styles to one that champions empowerment, open communication, and a culture of psychological safety. You'll also hear real-life examples of how coaching has propelled personal growth and helped solve managerial challenges.
    Links mentioned in this episode:
    Coaching-focus.com
    Deborah Sweet on LinkedIn

    • 37 min
    Building Collaborative, Coaching-Driven Workplaces with Maureen Sumner Smith and Morna Dason-Barber

    Building Collaborative, Coaching-Driven Workplaces with Maureen Sumner Smith and Morna Dason-Barber

    Today we dive deep into the transformative world of coaching cultures with two exceptional leaders who have lived the journey, Maureen Sumner Smith and Morna Dason-Barber. Maureen is an Executive Coach, Non-Executive Director and Advisor, and Morna is the HR Director at The Institution of Engineering and Technology.
    Listen in as we discuss the strategic shift from top-down leadership to a culture of empowerment and collaboration that has sparked innovation and driven success. We unpack reward mechanisms, training for organisational alignment, how a culture remains vibrant even in virtual settings, and much more.

    Links mentioned in this episode:
    Coaching-focus.com
    Morna Dason-Barber FCIPD on LinkedIn
    Maureen Sumner Smith on LinkedIn

    • 46 min
    High Performance: Building Trust, Resilience, and Sustainable Team Excellence with Chris Burton

    High Performance: Building Trust, Resilience, and Sustainable Team Excellence with Chris Burton

    Chris Burton is an expert with 15 years of experience in transforming team performance across various business sectors. In this insightful discussion, Trayton and Chris delve into the intricacies of team coaching, exploring the essential elements that differentiate high-performing teams and examining the impact of values, culture, and purpose on team dynamics and performance. They also address the challenges and opportunities presented by the evolving work landscape, especially in the wake of the pandemic. 
    Links mentioned in this episode:
    Coaching-focus.com
    Chris Burton on LinkedIn

    • 54 min

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