New leaders, first 90 days: land with confidence in your new position.

It’s a mistake to believe the new role is about focusing on what you did well in your old job.

What served you well in the past, may not serve you well now.  In the first 90 days it is much more about how you come across rather than what you do.

Here are some questions you need to address:

What does a competent leader look like?

How are you going to make a success of your first 90 days?

How much can you rely on your past achievements?

What might jeopardise you?

My 20 years’ experience as a recruitment consultant, placing new leaders, has given me a unique insight into the issues faced by senior professionals in a new role.  I combine this knowledge with my expertise as a qualified executive coach from Henley Business School to help you successfully handle the first 90 days.

The first three months in a new role are crucial.  You are in the spotlight from day one and need the very best experience on your side.  I have developed the highly effective FIRST90© programme to help you make the right start.

The FIRST90© programme

Fear of being found out – How can you build your confidence? What kind of leader do you want to be?

Impress – What impact do you want to make?  What do you want others to say about you when you aren’t in the room?

Recognition – How will you gain recognition for your accomplishments? How can you manage potential saboteurs?

Success  - What are three quick wins to get under your belt?  What do you most need to learn to succeed in your new role?

Traps to avoid– What might jeopardise you?  What might you avoid doing that could be useful to you?

How can the FIRST90© programme help me?

I use my expertise as a coach and my extensive experience as a recruiter to steer you through the first 90 days in a new leadership role; getting you off to a confident start and setting you up for future success.

Our work will help you clarify the kind of leadership brand you want to have in your new role whilst staying true to yourself and your core values.  You will also understand how you need to act and think differently from your previous role.

I will help you work out what constitutes success for you in your new role, when you should expect to see results and the blindspots that might hijack you.

Tell me about the FIRST90© programme

3 x 60-minute tailormade sessions that are 1:1 via zoom and take place monthly.

I will tailor-make an individual programme for you that specifically meets your needs.

Sample Programme:

Session One: 60 minutes.  Building confidence and clarifying what kind of leader you want to be; holding up a mirror to understand your impact and how you are perceived internally and externally.

Session Two: 60 minutes.  Identifying where you need to put your immediate focus and gaining some quick wins.   Deciphering the criteria by which you are being judged in your first 90 days

Session Three: 60 minutes.  Understanding the traps to avoid and spotting the surprises that could derail you.  Identifying the centres of power and planning how to navigate the politics.  Planning for Day 91 and ongoing success

Alternatively, you can choose to have a customised single coaching session.

For more details or to book a session call me on 0779 555 2986 or contact me 

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