Ultra-coaching for the C-SuiteOur mission is to enable and inspire business leaders to achieve elite performance. Simply, we help people become more successful. We transform the professional lives of our clients and give them a competitive advantage. Together we grow businesses and create a more dynamic economy. Find out more
Enabling and inspiring leaders to achieve elite performance in business
Every client has different strengths and weaknesses. So, every programme of coaching is tailored to each leader’s individual needs, working in a safe and highly confidential environment.
Self analysis and peer to peer feedback to improve self awareness and identify areas for development.
Personal branding work to help improve internal and external profile and perceptions.
Personal impact coaching in presentation, board behaviour, media and public performances.
Helping leaders to overcome the “imposter syndrome” of self doubt.
Dealing with organisational politics and group dynamics.
One and two day retreats to self-reflect and plan programmes for success.
Further development of advanced emotional intelligence for interfacing with boards, regulators and Governments.
Ensuring focus. Avoiding distraction. Making the right value judgements on where you spend your time.
Programmes of wellness, health and balance to help you be mentally and physically sharp for the rigours of top level business.
Who we are
Atholl Duncan is the founder of The Edge and an Insead qualified executive coach. He blends his wisdom of having “been there and done it” in a range of board roles with his experience from a decade of coaching CEOs, CFOs and high potential leaders. He is currently Chairman of three organisations – Black Isle Group, UK Coaching and the Scottish Salmon Producers’ Organisation, which represents a billion pound sector of the UK economy. He is also a non-executive director and former Chairman of the British Horseracing Authority – which runs the UK’s second largest spectator sport – and an NED of the Edinburgh International Film Festival and the Edinburgh Filmhouse. Atholl was a senior executive at the BBC for many years. He led the BBC’s coverage of the Lockerbie disaster and the Dunblane shootings. Atholl’s executive education is from Insead, Harvard and Cranfield where he studied leadership, strategy, emotional intelligence, group dynamics, organisational politics, executive coaching and systems psychodynamics. He also specialises in personal brand building, individual impact and presentation skills. He likes “speaking truth unto power”.
3 stages of Ultra-coaching process
Ultra-coaching is a highly intensive one to one process. It has three distinct steps. It is a mixture of face to face meetings; regular video conferencing; and written advice often over a six month period. Each programme is tailored to the individual requirements of our clients.
First, we identify the gaps we need to work on. This can be done through a mixture of feedback from peers; honest observation of you in real life situations; and through your own self awareness and analysis.
Then we work with you on areas of intense focus to bridge the gaps. These can range from resetting your personal brand; training in advance EQ; increased resilience; deepening your personal presence; or even transition plans for a new role.
At the end of the process you will gain “The Edge” needed to transform yourself and your business. Through our one to one relationships, our mission is to maximise your potential and help create a more dynamic and vibrant economy.
Maximising your potential
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