The only person you have the power to change is yourself

Individual Coaching

Amara provides support for individuals keen to develop their leadership capacity independently or as part of an organisational programme.
We offer an opportunity for individuals who are, themselves or their organisation, facing a major challenge or transition. We pay equal attention to their personal leadership development and the concrete issues they are responsible for. Our approach takes a long term perspective, which is appropriate to the way human development unfolds and the realisation of deeply held ambitions and potential.

We deepen the coaching experience by providing the option for profiling using the Global Leadership Profile (GLP) and our practices developed around Inquiry-in-Action.This is provided through completing the Global Leadership Profile that gives a reliable estimate of the stage of development or centre of gravity action logic. The debriefing session usually results in clarity about the next steps that a period of developmental coaching might assist or other intentionally planned experiences, guided reading or taking on new challenges might be indicated.

Our Approach: Developmental Coaching

Our approach to developmental coaching is holistic, embracing both long and short term perspectives of an individual’s functioning. As well as supporting more effective leadership and management behaviours, developmental coaching equally works to surface the mindsets driving behaviours. These are often entangled with assumptions and the stories we tell ourselves without checking them out. The GLP profiling helps to point towards the biases we have and the patterns and habits of thoughts we all develop. It is the combined focus on behaviour and thinking that enables adult development towards greater maturity.

The intention of developmental coaching is to nurture transformational capacity which is developed by a multi-faceted integral approach to both who we are and what we do. The outcome of developing transformational leadership capacity is to handle more uncertainty and complexity with greater resilience and collaboration with others. Development from a transforming perspective starts form the assumption captured by Bill Torbert –“We cannot predict the future, but we can transform ourselves to better meet it”.

The Amara Way illustrates our approach to coaching that considers the three territories of transformational action: commitment to individual learning, developing mutual power in relationships with others to achieve effective collaboration and then to move skillfully and act with insight and understanding of systems.

Our clients say they value our intuitive and grounded presence as well as our capacities for attentive listening, clear and honest feedback, responding in the moment to what’s needed, including advice and appropriate resources. They make explicit the importance of trust, commitment and the perceptiveness that we offer.

We offer coaching in English, Finnish and Swedish.

‘Thinking space’ a confidential space for CEO’s and strategic leaders

We find that some senior leaders that have already received executive coaching in their development and are in the midst of fast paced change. For these situations Amara has developed an alternative way of providing a ‘third ear’ for sharing strategy, tactics and the vulnerability of the responsibility of senior leadership. This is a time effective commitment of a series of short focused sessions through a specifically challenging change period. It differs from developmental coaching in that trust is established quickly, the thread of personal transformation is held very lightly and yet a deep exploration of moments of change and challenge are achieved.

Contact Us

We are more than happy answer any inquiries concerning our offering in events, programmes and services. Looking forward to hear from you!

Learn More About Our Services

We offer a set of yearly open Amara events and events in collaboration with other organisations and partners, upon request. We design each event and choose the facilitators with care, to match the developmental needs and interest of the group at hand.

The Global Leadership Profile (GLP) is a both a self-assessment procedure and a professionally-scored profile tool that identifies a person’s developmental leadership action-logic. Each of us is enacting our life at work and at home through a certain characteristic way of interacting and inquiring with others.

In the book we present practices that are simple and manageable, underpinned by sophisticated techniques that will open up your thinking and acting, and develop and enrich your everyday life both at work and beyond.

FURTHER READING

The Global Leadership Profile (GLP) is a both a self-assessment procedure and a professionally-scored profile tool that identifies a person’s developmental leadership action-logic. Each of us is enacting our life at work and at home through a certain characteristic way of interacting and inquiring with others.

Co-founder of Amara Collaboration tells how the book Street Smart Awareness and Inquiry-In-Action was brrought Alive. Learn more abou the Book and Buy the book at Amara.fi

Bill Torbert tells you how GLP (Global Leadership Profile) can help you in your every day work life what are the benefits.