Sean Ellis, The Institute for Adult Development

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The Institute for Adult Development
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The Institute for Adult Development Leadership Development and Coaching
279 Burton Stone Lane
YO30 6EY
I am looking to speak to owners/managers/leaders who want to take their business, team, or life to the 'next level' but are finding it challenging

Business Description

Most growing businesses struggle to proactively manage their success and valuations.

The Institute for Adult Development is the Leadership Developmentist of Choice for growing businesses in the UK. We work with business leaders and investors to maximise value and success through true vertical leadership development and proactive leadership risk management

Business leaders turn to us when:

👉 They are seeking to maximise the success of a growth initiative, or the company’s valuation

👉 The volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) nature of their operating environment is causing uncertainty and stress

👉 They want to maximise chances of success in an upcoming funding round

👉 They are experiencing unhealthy conflict in the leadership team(s)

👉 They want more control of finances

👉 They want to better manage the tension between growth managing their finances

👉 They want more consistent operational quality and outcomes

👉 They want to improve decision making

👉 They want to improve talent attraction and retention, 

👉 They want to improve performance management processes

👉 They want to adjust their risk appetite

👉 Their strategy isn’t working

👉 They want improved Quality of Life away from the office

👉 They are performing well, but want to be better!

The IAD provides true vertical leadership development. Our services include leadership thinking style assessments and risk profiles, 1:1 leadership development, and leadership development programmes.

We believe that the goal of sustainability is the perpetuation of Life as a system. This is ‘the greater good’. Our goal is to develop Leaders for Life.

We use the Next Level Coaching framework developed by Dr Darren Stevens grounded in his Constructed Development Theory. This is the ONLY theory of adult development that actually explains the mechanism for HOW adults develop.

We are straight to the point. No navel gazing, ‘finding’ a self that doesn’t exist, or exploring non-existent limiting beliefs. The challenges you face are problems of construction not efficacy. We get straight to constructing your best self.

We vigorously pursue coaching excellence to deliver superlative results.  T

Ethics are integral to our approach. A self-aware leader has intention, awareness, and choice of response in any situation. A coach's job is not to instruct or direct, but to engender ever higher levels of self-awareness. They can only do this by being at a higher level of self-awareness than the client. Our approach ensures this is always the case.

Accreditations & Qualifications

Awareness Quotient Practitioner

Identity Compass Consultant

Professional and Higher Professional Coaching Skills (International Coach Federation Accredited programme)