Coaching for Accountants
Empathy | Insight | Action | Change
Coaching for accountants
Accountants are faced by the challenge of being a technical expert, yet having a range of expectations put upon them many of which fall well outside their comfort zone. This might include getting the best out of a team, building and relying on internal and external relationships, a requirement to spend time on business development and, in particular, strategy setting and delivery.
There are many parallels here to the experiences and pressures faced by lawyers. As a result, our work often involves self-reflection, a candid appraisal of the issues at hand and trying new things in a way that gently pushes the comfort zone. When it works well it is a true lawyer-accountant partnership.
Ways of working with accountants
My experience of working with accountants throughout my career leaves me well placed to support your coaching needs.
Our work is underpinned by us building a strong, empathetic relationship Next, we have an honest, objective and insightful analysis of the challenges at hand. From this we develop a realistic yet challenging action plan designed to drive the change you seek.
A consistent ingredient to our work is having a positive mindset and the belief and motivation to succeed. I will listen actively, enable you to focus on your strengths, and will encourage self-reflection. This combination creates the environment for you to discover the best way forward.
Your contribution is critical, and, at your best, you will have a multiplier effect on the coaching relationship. By bringing a combination of honest, commitment, energy and a preparedness to take risks, you will give yourself the best chance of success.
So what is the net effect my coaching? I am confident you will identify your enduring solutions to your challenges, and so give yourself the edge to succeed on your terms.
Oliver helped me incredibly. The approach he took with me not only made me think about my core values and needs but also helped me to re-focus on my strengths and give me the confidence to come out the other side of a difficult transition period.
Senior Service Delivery Manager at Microsoft
Oliver… is able to fuse his commercial experience and coaching skills to bring clarity and real value to his clients, which enables them to identify development opportunities in a sustained way. He is a good listener and quick to build a strong and professional rapport which facilitates tough topics to be addressed in a safe environment.
Board Member at London City Airport and Birmingham Airport, Deputy Chairman Copenhagen Airport
Oliver is able to help our lawyers develop, improve their confidence and become happier within their roles. Individuals have found working with Oliver to be a hugely beneficial process and the experience has had a positive impact on their work.
Partner at Freeths specialising in Real Estate
Oliver has lived much of what I am experiencing as a leader of a tech business. This understanding of my context enables me to work through a range of current and emerging issues in a safe and calm environment and so enables me to find the right outcome.
Co-Founder and CEO at Entertainment Magpie Limited
He has helped me to make progress with respect to a number of commercial and organisational issues in my business. He creates a useful environment for me to think through key areas of our business and to enable me develop my own solutions. He also brings in his business experience into the room when appropriate.
Partner at Arnold Hill & Co
Oliver offers expert and professional coaching support. He has been able to understand the needs of the business and individuals alike, and, as a result has enabled my reports to grow and develop individually and collectively.
Head of Professional Information Business & EVP, Dow Jones
Having Ollie as my coach has been a huge blessing. He is a great listener, professional and very personable. His multidisciplinary background makes him easily relatable to different subject matters. He challenges the thinking process and helps you focus on what really matters. I particularly like the fact that he is not self-imposing and his sessions always leave me motivated.
Director of Finance, Property and ICT at Nightingale Hammerson