Organisational Development: Transforming Culture
Co-Creating the Conditions for Participation Via Courageous Conversations, Relational Networks and Inclusive Practices.
Services for Individuals
- Personal Transformation Coaching
- Leadership Coaching and Mentoring (authentic voice)
- Social Impact Mastermind
- NLP and Complementary Therapies
Services for Organisations
- Team Coaching
- Group Coaching or facilitation
- Leadership Coaching
- Belonging and Participation Programme (for boards & front line staff)
What to expect working with me
Challenging organisational ways of being and doing to find positive alternatives; leading to new ways of thinking, behaving and conducting business.
Modelling behaviours and creating psychologically safe spaces to do great work together. My business values are Courage, Integrity, professionalism, Excellence and Collaboration.
Co-created Learning and Reflection
Empowering individuals and teams to harness their whole selves as well as supporting development with relevant skills, tools and language for reflective, collaborative and generative ways of working.
Coach, Supervisor and Mentor
To support a global community of purpose centred individuals, to create the wellbeing life conditions that propel sustainable effectiveness, in every aspect of life. Freeing up time and energy to not only be happier, healthier and more fulfilled but to nurture social consciousness, so we all can leave a lasting, positive, social legacy, however great or small.
"Sobia takes a sensitive and professional approach which helps to create an atmosphere in which people feel comfortable to talk honestly about potentially delicate issues. Sobia provided an external perspective through which we were able to make an open and honest appraisal of the issues facing the organisation.
"Sobia demonstrated the versatility of applying coaching principles to teams in order to facilitate a more supportive, reflective, and creative team culture.
Some of her particular strengths demonstrated include, reflective practice in coaching, engaging a large and varied team with understanding and applying coaching models to its work, being an exemplar of courageous conversations, and an advocate of equality, diversity and inclusion."
"Sobia provided us with a fantastic foundation in our team at University of Birmingham and on the Transformation West Midlands project, creating a real legacy to support us in building a positive team, and a positive experience for our students and recent graduates. I hugely appreciated Sobia's passion, authenticity and energy."
Benefits of my approach
Working in a transformative way doesn't mean me becoming indispensable to you but empowering you with what you need to succeed without me! My role is as a catalyst, enabler, helping you to see and frame your experiences courageously whilst holding a vision of what's possible (and increasingly necessary).
Co-creative and collaborative from the start
You are the experts in your work - I support you to harness this potential at greater levels by fostering the conditions for thinking and working well together
Empowering individuals with the skills needed to succeed
Whether this is thinking strategically to harness support to implement effective change or empowering others with coaching skills to shift culture by having courageous conversations - learning is scaffolded for greater personal and team growth
Creating direct feedback loops
Breaking down (to reform on stronger foundations whilst keeping what's useful) limiting beliefs and systemic barriers, highlighting challenges that can be turned into opportunities - creating psychologically safe spaces along with tools to have more reflective, collaborative and generative conversations
What Makes Me Different
We all have our unique gifts and talents as well as leadership competencies that we are actively cultivating, these are mine...
Integrity and professionalism are amongst my core business values - it's really important for me to walk my talk and lead by example demonstrating what's possible. And yes, I'm going to make mistakes along the way but owning up to those is also important modelling / learning.
Admittedly this one comes easily to me as I have a love of learning. However, this does take me outside of my comfort zone, into uncertainty / a place of not knowing. Yet, this is where insight and emergent growth lives. Having the language and developing skills is key to having courageous conversations
Heart, mind and body
Utilising the wisdom of my whole body is something I've really had to work on as I'm naturally quite a cerebral person. The gifts are well worth it especially developing emotional intelligence and competency over time and with practice. This is the point of healing, connection, belonging and participation.
Because we often don't talk about historical context and legacy issues at play, implicit values and the cultural assumptions being made. We need the tools, spaces and willing participants to support us to do this in a safe way.
Fear is a big one for not knowing where to start with culture change! Getting it wrong, the repercussions and risk of reputational damage.
Inclusion is important but not enough on its own. We don't just want to be included / fit in but want to be active participants of cultural evolution, to be our authentic selves and feel like we are accepted and belong. Taking the best of what's served us and leaving behind what doesn't.
Fostering the conditions for courageous conversations in psychologically safe ways and spaces is the starting point. There are a number of ways to implement this practically.