Sustainable changes in behaviours and performance at work

Small tweaks in your behaviour through better self-awareness can lead to real change and have a significant impact on yourself and others.

Welcome to Kilpatrick Executive Coaching. We work with senior leaders and high-potential future leaders in a range of blue-chip corporate organisations.

At the heart of our work is high level executive coaching, partnering closely with organisations and building trusted relationships with individuals. We offer a range of tailored services including:

Executive Coaching

Executive Coaching

A study commissioned by the International Coaching Federation (PWC independent report) found that both individuals and organisations reaped the benefits from coaching:

  • 70% saw an improvement in their work performance (time management, productivity, team effectiveness)
  • 80% found they had improved self-confidence
  • up to 700% return on investment shown to be 600-700% (International Coaching Federation study 2009)

An individual will ask for coaching or be put forward for coaching for any number of reasons, most typically because they have identified the need to work on some key areas that might be holding them back in some way.

As Executive Coaches, we work with an individual over a series of frequent and confidential one-to-one sessions.  We will ensure that the coaching objectives are clear as quickly as possible and will together meet with the client’s line manager to ensure that the coaching objectives are also tied to the business needs.

We support and challenge our clients to gain insight into their behaviours and to start to make significant changes – but often starting with small tweaks.

We are members of the British Psychological Society and are qualified in both Test User Occupational Ability (level A) and Test User Occupational Personality (Level B). We frequently use tools and psychological models to help further exploration and are trained users of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®), FIRO-B (Interpersonal Relations Tool), NEO PI-R, Strengthscope, Thomas Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument and Work Interests Schedule.


360 Degree Feedback

We use 360 degree feedback skilfully and carefully in many of our coaching programmes, often a pivotal part of helping leaders to really understand how they are perceived by others, to see their development areas and also their unique strengths clearly.

View our testimonials for real examples of individual benefits of coaching.

  • Stepping up to leadership
  • Developing emotional intelligence including increased self-awareness (often through the use of 360 degree feedback)
  • Self-management when in a stressful or demanding role
  • Maintaining and building levels of confidence and self-esteem
  • Transition to a new role internally or externally
  • Work load management, in particular boundary management and learning to delegate effectively
  • Navigating the maternity transition before and during maternity leave and after the return to work

  • Building and managing high performing teams
  • Career cross-roads and career proactivity and development (including managing networking more effectively)
  • Managing relationships across the firm, particularly difficult or complex ones
  • Assertiveness and holding difficult conversations with colleagues and direct reports
  • High performing individuals and managing anxiety and high standards
  • Well-being: addressing the impact of working at full tilt and ensuring an understanding of resilience and recovery
Leadership Development

Leadership Development

We develop and deliver workshops for very senior individuals who:

  • may not have thought of themselves as leaders until now
  • may not have had, or prioritised, the time to think of themselves as leaders
  • are first-time leaders

Our workshops are crafted according to the needs of the team/ organisation and are always highly interactive yet combine psychological depth and intellectual rigour.

Leadership Development Workshops

We have developed and run a number of highly successful leadership development workshops for both new leaders and more established leaders, focusing on a range of key areas but centering on understanding emotional intelligence and increasing self-awareness.

MBTI Team Workshops

We are skilled MBTI facilitators and run frequent MBTI workshops for teams to help them explore and understand their personality types and their differences as a team in order to work more effectively together.


Senior Female Leaders

We are very experienced at with working with senior female leaders and high-potential future leaders and have helped develop and lead successful programmes for small groups of women across all sectors, focusing on self-awareness, leadership identity and brand, managing the balance of work-home, maintaining confidence and communicating with impact.

Maternity Transition

One of our specialisms is working with women prior to and during maternity leave and, as well as coaching at this transition point, and we create and run workshops looking at career development, changing priorities, managing the transition and the return to work.

  • Stepping up to leadership
  • Developing emotional intelligence including increased self-awareness (often through the use of 360 degree feedback)
  • Self-management when in a stressful or demanding role
  • Maintaining and building levels of confidence and self-esteem
  • Transition to a new role internally or externally
  • Work load management, in particular boundary management and learning to delegate effectively
  • Navigating the maternity transition before and during maternity leave and after the return to work

  • Building and managing high performing teams
  • Career cross-roads and career proactivity and development (including managing networking more effectively)
  • Managing relationships across the firm, particularly difficult or complex ones
  • Assertiveness and holding difficult conversations with colleagues and direct reports
  • High performing individuals and managing anxiety and high standards
  • Well-being: addressing the impact of working at full tilt and ensuring an understanding of resilience and recovery
Team coaching

Team Coaching

An area in increasing demand is team coaching, working with teams to help them to work better together by:

  • addressing key areas of difficulty
  • understanding team purpose and ensuring clarity over roles and responsibilities
  • creating commitment to the team
  • fostering trust and a spirit of growth through acknowledging development areas and understanding difference in the team
  • exploring conflict and creating a healthy understanding of how to manage conflict
  • creating accountability for task and role

We are accredited Systemic Team Coaches with the Association of Executive Coaching. We ensure that the team as a whole, rather than the individuals within the team, is our client.

The coaching focuses on helping the team to better understand where there may be difficulties in relationship and task within the team and also outside of the team with direct reports, senior stakeholders, peers, as well as external stakeholders such as clients and shareholders. We are accredited to use the 360 Systemic Team Coaching model to help teams explore and work with feedback from across and outside of the organisation.

In addition, we use several models to further self-awareness within the team, such as: MBTI to explore personality type, communication and influencing styles, responses to conflict, and reactions under stress.

Our Core Values

Professionalism & Integrity

We work to the highest of standards and adhere closely to, and are bound by, the code of ethics of the EMCC.

View the code of ethics

Trust

We build rapid rapport and make our clients quickly feel understood and supported. Confidentiality is vitally important and we ensure that this is a key part of building the relationship with our clients.

Challenge

We challenge our clients to be the best that they can be, in a gentle but continual manner. We couldn’t do a good job without ensuring that we ask challenging questions, we push back and hold up a mirror to our clients and their behaviour.

Psychological depth

With both business and psychology backgrounds, we help people really understand themselves better to make significant and longstanding changes to the way they behave.

Partnering with the business

We work closely with the organisation sponsoring the coaching to ensure that the coaching is relevant and goal driven and not taking place in a silo. We take time to really understand the organisation and the context in which our client is working and this helps us to do the best coaching possible.

Continual learning

It really matters to us that we are top of our game, much as we help those that we coach to be. We invest time and money in continual learning and self- development through reflection, study, conferences, shared learning with colleagues, and monthly coaching supervision sessions.

Founder & Lead Coach

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An accredited Senior Practitioner with the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC).

Alongside her individual work with leaders, Andrea Kilpatrick is highly experienced in working with teams and groups, both at London Business School, Cranfield School of Management and with several corporate organisations.

She has run numerous 360 degree feedback sessions as well as designing and delivering interactive workshops on leadership development and career development.

Andrea holds an MSc in Career Management and Coaching from Birkbeck, University of London and an MA in Modern Languages from the University of Cambridge.

  • 20 years experience including 10 years in professional services
  • 10 years specialising in coaching
  • Multilingual: Fluent English, French and Italian

 

Prior to becoming a coach in 2006, she spent ten years in executive search, advising international organisations in the UK, France and Belgium on the recruitment of their leading talent. At Russell Reynolds she specialised in the Industry Practice, working with a range of FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 companies in the industrial sector to find individuals for positions at Board and executive level. She then worked at London Business School as an in-house coach for Executive MBA students from 2007-2011 and at Cranfield School of Management from 2011-2014, alongside working as an Associate with a leading executive coaching practice.


During her MSc at Birkbeck, Andrea researched the impact of career breaks on identity and self-esteem and she has since developed considerable experience of coaching individuals who are taking or returning from a career or maternity break.

Speaking fluent French and Italian, Andrea has international experience having lived and worked in Paris in the local office of the Amrop Hever Group and in Brussels with Russell Reynolds.

Andrea works closely with a small number of trusted and highly regarded Executive Coaches.

For further information, please get in touch.

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Our clients

Trusted and longstanding relationships with many successful organisations

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We work across London, the South East and Midlands.
Please contact us for further details.

PA Jill Hughes
jill@kilpatrickexecutivecoaching.com

Andrea Kilpatrick
andrea@kilpatrickexecutivecoaching.com

07804 845 025

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