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CEO Executive Coaching

Large Charitable Organisation

The Client & Their Needs

The client is a large charitable organisation.
They described their CEO as having an impeccable professional background and work history with well-developed strengths.

However, they felt the relationship with the board a little fragmented and were worried about longevity.  They therefore wanted to explore Executive Coaching to commit and invest in the ongoing development of their CEO – and hopefully repair any relationship concerns along the way.

The client agreed to 6 x executive coaching sessions over a 6-month period.

CEO Executive Coaching


The McKinney HR Executive Coach met the CEO or “Coachee” on an informal basis at a neutral location for coffee and to discuss their hopes and fears for the coaching sessions.

An agreed schedule was put together that included an initial Meeting with the client, Coachee and McKinney HR Executive Coach. This clarified the objectives of coaching and ensured that there was a shared understanding and agreement of objectives.


The first 3 sessions were 2-hour slots with the final 3 sessions reduced to 1-hour slots.

The client, the Coachee and the McKinney HR Executive Coach communicated regularly with regards to progress and worked on real time feedback.
As a result, the Coachee was very open to exploring “weaknesses” and what they could do to improve their overall effectiveness.

This also included an emphasis on having the right relationship with the Board and meeting their needs too.


The client moved from a fear of losing their CEO to a tighter relationship and mutual understanding of their strengths.

The McKinney HR Executive Coach reported that the Coachee was a pleasure to work with and felt they left them with a great sense of their role as leader/CEO.

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workplace investigations

when you need us

You have received a grievance, complaint, dignity @work claim etc. or there has been an incident at work where you need to properly establish what has happened, what actions if any need taken and you need to move forward for the best interests of the people involved and your business

You don’t have the capacity or capability to undertake this yourself or you need independence due to others in your organisation being already involved in the case in some way

what we do for you

You will get a report which is proportionate to the seriousness of the issue/s, covering the evidence gathered, any breaches of policies or procedures, conclusions on each allegation and where there has been a grievance recommendation for resolution and any learning identified

benefit to you

You will receive a report which supports you to clearly see what you need to do next, which holds its own in relation to appeals and other proceedings,
the highest level of independence which is critical particularly when the issues are complex and the knowledge that you and your issues are safe with us