The name Coaching Together reflects client experiences of our work.

  • Feedback from executive clients:

Telling us how highly they value a deeper understanding of their personal capabilities and new possibilities that emerge from our work Coaching Together.

  • Feedback from Business Leadership Teams:

Sharing team member perspectives on how teamwork and collaboration is enhanced by understanding the impact of their individual and collective behaviours, learned from Coaching Together.

Steve Couch MSc (Coaching & Behavioural Change), Advanced Diploma (HR Management), ACA, LLB

  • I am a Henley qualified Masters Coach who served as a senior Partner with PwC for 12 years.
  • I combine extensive international business coaching experience with the latest coaching and team development processes.
  • I work with individual executives and business teams.

What Steve can bring to you and your enterprise:

  • Over 30 years’ experience of running complex international service teams for major multinational clients.
  • International large business team leader in the UK and, as an expatriate, in The Netherlands and Central & Eastern Europe.
  • Masters in Coaching and Behavioural Change (with Distinction).
  • Research knowledge including publication in the International Coaching Psychology Review (British Psychological Society publication).
  • Mentoring and coaching work with countless Partners and Senior Executives, including sponsoring successful Partner admission candidates in four countries.
  • Led and coached successful client proposal teams in culturally diverse situations.
  • Certified to work with 3rd generation Individual and Team Psychometric Tools including Predictive Role Profiling for High Performing Executive Teams (PROPHET) and Lumina Spark.
  • Associate Certified Member of APECS.
  • Practitioner Diploma Academy of Executive Coaching.
  • Advanced Post Graduate Diploma in HR Management.
  • Detailed knowledge and experience of working with Cultural Intelligence.  
  • Design and delivery of international personal skills training courses.
  • Chartered Tax Advisor and Chartered Accountant professional qualifications.
  • A clean sheet of paper and a fresh mind at the start of each client assignment.

Coaching Together: 3 Stage Coaching Approach

There is a lack of consistency in what the Coaching market offers.  This can make it difficult for buyers to be certain that what they are buying is appropriate for their needs.  We have developed a three S approach to maximise clarity for buyers, sponsors and coachees.

Buyer: The person with whom we contract for services.  This could be HR, a business leader or the coachee.

Sponsor: The person who has approved the spend.  This could be a line-manager, a business leader or the coachee.

Coachee: The person(s) in receipt of the Coaching.

The 3 S Model comprises:

1: Sharing our approach to coaching

Distinctive features of our approach include:

  • Our clients are the experts on themselves, their behaviours and how they can engage in new behaviours most effectively.
  • We will suggest numerous possibilities for your consideration.
  • Our role is not to tell you what to do; it is to create possibilities with you.
  • We will observe and listen to offer feedback on what you may not see and hear, what you feel and why you feel it.
  • Our clients are capable of realising more of their potential.
  • We will show positive regard and cultural sensitivity for all of our clients.

2: Scoping our service proposition

We believe that our coaching will have maximum impact if we understand what buyers, stakeholders and coachees want to achieve and our clients have a clear overview of how we will do this.  This allows us to create a tailored approach to each engagement. For everyone involved, this provides a clear overview of what the coaching will involve.  With your help and at no cost to you, we will create a service proposition that clearly sets out our proposition for you.

3: Safety for individual coachees and teams

Coaching is carried out in confidence. It is non-judgmental because it encourages thinking in new ways, sharing feelings, exploring behaviours and taking risks.  These factors will be inhibited unless coachees are comfortable with the coach. We test this relationship by meeting and asking for feedback from all coachees, before the coaching work starts.