Group Executive Coaching for Experienced Design Leaders

A three month group executive coaching programme for mid-to-senior design leaders.

This event took place on 15 September 2021

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Professional executive coaching can be hugely beneficial, providing the space and structure to think more strategically about our personal and professional challenges. We first ran this programme earlier in the year and there was such demand for it that we have decided to run it again.

Delivered by Julia Whitney—the former Executive Creative Director and General Manager of UX&Design at the BBC, turned executive coach—we'll take a small cohort of Design Leaders through a series of six online group coaching sessions, taking place every other week.

The content of these sessions will be led by participants, so could cover the whole gamut of leadership challenges from day-to-day interpersonal issues like raising your influence or dealing with conflict, through to more existential questions around career journey, values and purpose.

One of the things we like most about group coaching is the support you get from your peers. There are many common challenges when it comes to design leadership, and while coaching isn’t there to give you definitive answers, it’s always useful to hear a range of perspectives.

Design Leadership can also be a lonely and isolating role, especially if you’re the only one of your kind in the organisation. So group coaching allows you to meet new people in similar roles, form deeper bonds, and ideally create a support network that extends well beyond the programme duration.

If you've been considering executive, leadership or career coaching, group practice can be a safe, enjoyable and cost-effective place to start. Whether you're interested in dipping your toe in the water, or are looking at this as a route to a more longer term coaching relationship.

Due to the popularity of this programme, there will be 2 cohorts taking place. Each running every two weeks on either a Wednesday or Thursday. All sessions will take place at 8am-9.30am PT / 11am - 12.30am ET / 4pm-5.30pm UK.

Wednesday Dates

September 15th 2021

September 29th 2021

October 13th 2021

October 27th 2021

November 10th 2021

November 24th 2021

Thursday dates

September 16th 2021

September 30th 2021

October 14th 2021

October 28th 2021

November 11th 2021

November 25th 2021

“I could not more highly recommend Clearleft and Julia Whitney's coaching program. This opportunity definitely provided me with the opportunity to practice coaching skills that will be invaluable to my leadership and my team.”

Kristina Lawyer, Design Lead at Goalbook

“As a new leader, the group coaching programme provided a safe space, every few weeks, to talk & reflect on shared challenges with design leaders from a range of organizations. Breakout sessions were a good opportunity to practice techniques learned in the group; silent coaching - listening and getting comfortable with not saying anything has been useful in all aspects of work & life.”

Teak Miu-Tse, Executive Creative Director of Design Systems & Operations | Sky Design

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