Neuroscience of Leadership Coaching Programs: Do they actually work?

Measurable results from Martin Wildsmith, responsible for leading DXC Technology’s Microsoft Business.

So does this Neuroscience stuff really work?”

Those are the exact words presented to me by Martin Wildsmith, who is responsible for leading DXC Technology’s Microsoft Business for ANZ.

We spoke further and he signed up for the Neuroscience of Leadership Coaching Program just days later (October 2018) WITH A PROMISE:

If it worked, he would be my best reference. If it didn’t … well you get the idea.

Science-based results

20 leadership traits were improved within 9 months – with his staff providing direct, positive feedback regarding his evolved leadership skills.

How do we know for sure?

Like all science, this program is measurable, with DXC conducting independent assessment / 360-degree feedback (The Leadership Circle *) before and after the program.

The program helped Martin bridge the gap between strategy and executing it effectively through his people – where best to spend his time and valuable resources:

Martin’s challenge:

  • “Leadership is about managing people and scaling a business, and the challenge I faced was how to sustain high growth with bigger numbers and more people (the organisation added 170 people in six months). I knew I had to change the way I was managing the business.”

The overall result:

  • “The face-to-face coaching sessions have led to a significant improvement in my relationships and alignment of my leadership team, as they were freed to collaborate better and leverage their strengths and capabilities.”

According to Martin, without engaging the Neuroscience of Leadership Coaching Program at least two key leaders would have left the business, feeling frustrated or under-supported.

Neuroscience allowed him to understand brain development in a comprehensive, rational and – importantly – measurable way. The result being the power to make ‘brain switches’ and truly drive change in a ‘much more scientific way as opposed to a bunch of therapy.’

Coaching is for all professionals

As Martin asked himself, why do we understand the coach in a sporting context, yet not in the category of leadership?

Good question…

“This program has clearly illustrated that you can train yourself – that with a coach, you can change the way you operate, change your relationships and develop leadership skills. If you want to improve your performance as a leader and truly change your behaviour you need a coach. You can make measurable changes, and make them very quickly.”

Martin now has more time to do what he’s passionate about … to help his people be successful.

Curious about the possibilities?

If you would like to know more about how to embark on this journey and how the process could work for you and your organisation to achieve similar results, call me to discuss the possibilities:  +61 (0)416 148 338

View the video series for the full feedback/results of Martin’s experience with Vannessa McCamley at Link Success.

VIDEO 1:  Martin speaks about driving change in more scientific, measurable ways and the fundamental importance of having a coach in that process. (1m 58s)

VIDEO 2:  Martin’s challenge was to scale the business while maintaining high growth. He outlines how he upgraded his leadership skills to achieve it. (1m 40s)

VIDEO 3:  Vannessa McCamley describes Martin Wildsmith’s ‘Neuroscience Leadership Program’ (1m 53s)

So does this Neuroscience stuff really work?”

Those are the exact words presented to me by Martin Wildsmith, who is responsible for leading DXC Technology’s Microsoft Business for ANZ.

We spoke further and he signed up for the Neuroscience of Leadership Coaching Program just days later (October 2018) WITH A PROMISE:

If it worked, he would be my best reference. If it didn’t … well you get the idea.

Science-based results

20 leadership traits were improved within 9 months – with his staff providing direct, positive feedback regarding his evolved leadership skills.

How do we know for sure?

Like all science, this program is measurable, with DXC conducting independent assessment / 360-degree feedback (The Leadership Circle *) before and after the program.

The program helped Martin bridge the gap between strategy and executing it effectively through his people – where best to spend his time and valuable resources:

VIDEO 1:  Martin speaks about driving change in more scientific, measurable ways and the fundamental importance of having a coach in that process. (1m 58s)

VIDEO 2:  Martin’s challenge was to scale the business while maintaining high growth. He outlines how he upgraded his leadership skills to achieve it. (1m 40s)

Martin’s challenge:

  • “Leadership is about managing people and scaling a business, and the challenge I faced was how to sustain high growth with bigger numbers and more people (the organisation added 170 people in six months). I knew I had to change the way I was managing the business.”

The overall result:

  • “The face-to-face coaching sessions have led to a significant improvement in my relationships and alignment of my leadership team, as they were freed to collaborate better and leverage their strengths and capabilities.”

According to Martin, without engaging the Neuroscience of Leadership Coaching Program at least two key leaders would have left the business feeling frustrated or under-supported.

Neuroscience allowed him to understand brain development in a comprehensive, rational and – importantly – measurable way. The result being the power to make ‘brain switches’ and truly drive change in a ‘much more scientific way as opposed to a bunch of therapy.’

Coaching is for all professionals

As Martin asked himself, why do we understand the coach in a sporting context, yet not in the category of leadership?

Good question…

“This program has clearly illustrated that you can train yourself – that with a coach, you can change the way you operate, change your relationships and develop leadership skills. If you want to improve your performance as a leader and truly change your behaviour you need a coach. You can make measurable changes, and make them very quickly.”

Martin now has more time to do what he’s passionate about … to help his people be successful.

Curious about the possibilities?

If you would like to know more about how to embark on this journey and how the process could work for you and your organisation to achieve similar results, call me to discuss the possibilities:  +61 (0)416 148 338

View the video series for the full feedback/results of Martin’s experience with Vannessa McCamley at Link Success.