FIT TO LEAD

Ignite Your Team’s High Performance

Being part of a great team is electric.

More productivity, stronger ideas, better decision making.

You get stuff done with less drama.

High performing teams are the difference between business success and failure

  • Teamwork is almost always lacking in companies which fail and is present within companies that succeed.
  • It’s why very savvy investors in start ups often value the quality of the team and the team dynamics more than the idea.
  • It’s why 90% of investors evaluating IPOs believe the quality of the management team is the most important non-financial factor.
  • Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn co-founder, succinctly sums it up, “No matter how brilliant your mind or strategy, if you’re playing a solo game, you’ll always lose out to a team.

High performing teams = competitive advantage

Cohesive leadership teams are 2x as likely to achieve above average financial performance

McKinsey research show productivity increases 5x when executives are working in a high performing team

92% of leaders say teamwork is critical for success

Change your team for the better

How to improve your teams performance

Here’s how we do that

1 Team Coaching

2 Team Workshops

Team Coaching

A simple, linear approach to teams i.e. fix that one problem in the team and everything will be fine – does not work. A simplistic solution to a complex problem may feel good initially but the problems keep coming back to bite you.

Teams are complex, adaptive systems which have multiple influences, both internal and external.

Fit to Lead takes a systemic approach to helping you transform your team from good to great.

Regular monthly sessions spread over 6 months – mix of 1:1s with Team Leader, team coaching, building and workshops.

Benefits of team coaching with FTL include:

Higher Quality Decisions

Skilful Management of Conflict

Flourishing Relationships

Conscious Learning Environment

More Value Add and Focus on Results

A Team Which Coaches Itself

Team Coaching 3-Step Framework

Our bespoke approach is created within our simple 3-step framework.

1. Team Health Check

  • Gather 360 degree data through interviews and questionnaires on the team i.e. what is the current state of the team and where does the team need/want to get to?
  • Open discussion about the findings
  • Collective decision on most impactful areas to work on to get to desired state

2. Coach the Team Leader

  • Set the team leader up for success
  • Prepare the team leader for the team sessions
  • Transition the team leader to team coach

3. Coach the Team

  • Create a six-month plan i.e. what will be the most helpful way to move the team from the current state to the desired state?
  • Regular team sessions – mix of team coaching, workshops, team building
  • Reflection and measurement to ensure objectives are being met

Team Workshops

  • We create interactive and experiential workshops to meet the specific needs of the team and the company
  • Our workshops are a highly cost-effective way of enhancing team performance and development
  • We use high-level facilitation and coaching skills to create a dynamic and stimulating learning environment
  • Resulting in agreed, achievable and measurable individual and team action plans and outcomes

Benefits of a FTL team workshop day include:

Creation of Team Charter

Clarity and Alignment on Purpose, Goals and Roles

Better Understanding of Team Strengths and Blind Spots

Higher Quality Communication

Feedback Rich Environment

How to Build a Psychologically Safe Environment

What you get from the Fit To Lead coaching team

Experienced coaches with diverse backgrounds who have come together to ignite the spark of teams around the world.

The diversity of our experiences, expertise and skills means we add value beyond the sum of our parts. As a team we bring:

  • Global Business and High-Growth Scale Up Experience
  • Founder and Exit Success
  • Leadership Expertise
  • Entrepreneurial Energy
  • Technical Wisdom
  • Venture Capital and Private Equity Knowledge

Fit To Lead’s coaches have worked with CEOs and teams backed by top venture funds

Logos of top venture funds Fit to Lead works with

Fit to Lead’s coaches have worked with global and high-growth scale ups

Logos of global and high-growth scale ups Fit To Lead have worked with

Who we are

Together with myself, Mark Farrer-Brown, we’ll hand-pick a co-coach from Fit to Lead’s extensive network of high-quality coaches.

We’ll select the right co-coaching team for your team’s needs.

Two members of Mark’s collective of coaches are:

Anu Arora

Anu Arora

Anu is known as an “Ignite Coach” for her eclectic and catalytic style. She has spent over 16 years working as a leader and engineer at a Fortune 50 company leading multinational teams across the globe.

Anu has been an executive and team coach for the last 10 years leading teams and individuals to identify core issues, make the complex simple, and move past their blocks to create transformational results.

Richard Hughes Jones

Richard Hughes Jones

An Executive Coach who helps leaders navigate business & personal growth in a complex world. He’s a trusted partner to founders and executives in high-growth businesses and the investment industry.

Blooded by a decade’s experience as a Deloitte management consultant and HM Treasury civil servant, Richard has been working with startup and scaleup founders and teams for the last 8 years. He focuses on business growth, levelling up as a leader and personal mastery.

What others have said about us

Mark is a gifted individual. He brings experience, perspective and humanity to every conversation. A brilliant listener Mark will help you find your own path and purpose, and give you practical tools and tips to make management and life even more rewarding.

Luke Kennedy

Founder & CEO, Fable Data

My coaching sessions challenge me to build my own capabilities for solving both strategic and day-to-day problems. Richard has an innate ability to ask the right questions at the right times… his empathy and humour create an environment where you feel comfortable being vulnerable and self-aware. 

Ed Gomez

Co-founder, Emitwise

Anu through her coaching and laser focus helped us change our  hearts and minds.  We learned to  focus, and now we have tools that will enable us to continue on this journey to improve. As our behaviours become less antagonistic, more helpful, more focused, on-time delivery will continue to improve, people will enjoy work, and the future potential is unlimited. 

Senior Director

Department of Defense, United States

How to get started

It’s easy.

Book a 45 minute complimentary call with myself, Mark, to discuss your team’s needs.

It might be a short assignment or an on-going relationship.

Together we can ignite our team’s spark