Welcome to Coaching MO

Specialising in Leadership Coaching: Edinburgh, the Lothians and across Scotland

At Coaching MO I offer Leadership Coaching specifically aimed at eliminating abrasive and intimidating management behaviors. It is a unique service not offered by any other coaching business in Scotland. 

What is unique about Coaching MO?

I use a coaching method developed by Dr Laura Crawshaw of the Boss Whispering Institute in the USA; this approach is an effective, respectful and confidential coaching process aimed specifically at tackling abrasive management styles.
Abrasive Managers "rub their co-workers the wrong way" - they alienate, they cause conflict and unrest and have a disruptive influence on business.
A hostile work environment results in poor performance, low productivity, high rates of staff turnover and increased sickness absence. You may even face formal complaints, and possible litigation
Abrasive Leaders cost your organisation money
- can you afford the impact of abrasive leadership in your business? 


Do you have a problem with workplace abrasion?
  • Are the work performances of your employees affected by interpersonal tension within a team?
  • Have you received complaints about bullying within a team - particularly about one specific manager?
  • Do you have a high rate of staff turnover within a team?
  • Do you have higher than average levels of sickness absence (particularly regarding stress and anxiety) within a team?
  • Have you have noticed poor performance within a team that used to be high functioning and productive?
Frequently, people believe that workplace abrasion and friction are a fact of working life. Ok, so a manager is a bit harsh and critical and he or she may shout at staff but what can you do about it? Some might say "well that's just the way they are" or they might believe that a bit of tension might keep people "on their toes". 
That attitude is ineffective and unlikely to right itself 
What is the Solution?
Frequently the problem lies not with the manager's performance but rather with their conduct. A high performing manager may unfortunately be let down by their abrasive conduct which creates hostility. The abrasive manager is often driven to succeed but they lack insight into their behaviour and the negative impact they have on others.
When a manager is perceived negatively by the team it needs to be turned around. As a Coach, I seek to identify the negative perceptions and then enable the manager understand why these negative perceptions exist and then we work together to eliminate them.
The Boss Whispering method is confidential and non-judgmental and therefore the manager will feel supported and engaged as we work through the negative perceptions that are blighting team performance. As the manager learns about the impact of their  behaviour they can instigate effective change. This change should be noticeable by the third coaching session. 
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Coaching MO is based in Edinburgh and the Lothians. I offer face to face coaching in this area. I also coach via Skype therefore I can accommoate clients anywhere in the country.
Coaching MO; Coaching with Mary O'Neill is part of Amaranth Counselling