More than ever you need time to see situations and challenges in new ways, to rethink and broaden your view, and develop your and your teams’ effectiveness and adaptability so that you can design and develop the future
Right now, every museum Director and Manager is thinking about alternative ways to operate into an unknown future; difficult decisions without clear parameters, flexibility in the extreme, and challenging expectations not only from peers, the Board, and staff but of yourself! The pressure on museum managers is immense just now.
One of the few certainties at this time is change. The ability to adapt is crucial.
See your challenge in new ways
Whether you need a new business model, to develop new assets, rethink visitors, do more with less or strike up new partnerships – you need support.
More than ever you need time to see situations and challenges in new ways, to rethink and broaden your view, and develop your and your teams’ effectiveness and adaptability so that you can design and develop the future.
Early next year I hope to be running a series of (funded) coaching sessions for 20-25 museums managers, supporting them with change through 2021.
Discoveries and Possibilities
All you are required to have is commitment to your and your organisation’s continued progress and development and openness to making changes and learning. Change is hard and so that commitment is vital. The coaching sessions give you a high level of regard in what you are saying, doing and feeling over a series of up to 6 sessions. With a Coach you have someone whose only interest is you. They do not judge you; they have no agenda except to support you to achieve what you need to achieve in your organisation which means that you also develop your natural strengths, become more aware of what stops you and how to manage it or use it differently and helps you to see yourself, your situation and your landscape in new ways. This opens up discoveries and possibilities.
Coaching is used extensively in the corporate sector with proven success. I would like to see this opportunity available to more Managers in museums with the help of my potential funders because I have seen people transform, grow, breakdown barriers and achieve much more than they set out to through coaching.
Good managers seek out coaching particularly when they are facing challenge, change or when they have hit a stumbling block. A coach gives you dedicated space and time to rethink and review the issues you face, play out the relationships, potential impacts and discover unseen influences. The Coach helps you to consider what you are not thinking about differently, interrogate your assumptions, investigate, and break down hinderances and see fresh perspectives.
Expand your landscape
We tend to see the world through the lens of our experience, knowledge and personality; coaching helps to see more of the landscape and hence builds awareness to enable you to achieve what you need and want to.
Are you interested?
The call out for participants will be early next year. Please let me know if you or someone in your organisation would be interested, no commitment required at this stage, but interest will help to attract funding for this project. Please drop me an email firstname.lastname@example.org or drop me a note on LinkedIn.