coaching for individuals 


Skills Coaching


Iona Pathways offers a holistic approach to personal development by focusing on the core skills an employee needs to perform in their role. Our skills coaching programs are tailored specifically to the individual, their knowledge, experience, stage of development, and ambitions. We focus on helping our clients reach these goals in their chosen context (for example, in the workplace, within a specific relationship, or in community service).


Personal Coaching


With our personal coaching clients, we work in partnership to provide structure, guidance and support for clients to take a look at their current state, including their assumptions and perceptions about their work, themselves and others. Together we set realistic goals and determine relevant actions toward reaching their desired results.


Career Coaching


We offer support and coaching during the various stages of career changes.  Types of career coaching include search for vocation, job change, workforce re-entry, second career and more. During these exciting and challenge times, we provide the steps and guidance to help you reach your goals. We can help with activities such as resume updates, interview skills, negotiation guidance and more.

Leadership Coaching


We offer individual leadership coaching to  team members, from newly promoted managers to executive level professionals. Iona Pathways’ approach to leadership coaching facilitates effective change in people and helps to uncover their untapped potential. Working collaboratively, we move towards the leadership goals of an individual’s specific situation. Often the individual has a big challenge ahead, and needs to overcome obstacles.  We help plan specific conversations, develop techniques for managing difficult team members and put clients on a path towards meeting individual personal and professional goals so he or she can see desired changes and make significant impact within the organization.


Coaching for organizations 


Performance Coaching


Iona Pathways' performance coaching is designed and conducted to improve his or her performance at work. It is based on the premise that performance in any field can be enhanced by creating a partnership and setting aside time to explore in conversation how work might be taken to a new level. Through a series of guided conversations, the client learns to discover and implement personal solutions to challenging issues or areas of performance.  And behaviors and skills are implemented and evaluated.


Group Coaching


Iona Pathways’ Group Coaching typically focuses on one particular leader and encompasses their entire team or system. Observations within group settings can shift the leader's understanding of where there are problem spots.  In real-time, or after interactions, coach and leader brainstorm other possible approaches, or call out issues that have arisen.   Often we have more than one coach participating in an ongoing engagement with a group.  And we choose our interventions very carefully and only after getting buy-in from the individuals involved.  Through group meetings and off-line conversations we gain clarity of issues holding the team back and work with teams to have them identify which group norms, individual behaviors or business goals to address..   


Leadership Coaching


We offer individual leadership coaching to  team members, from individual contributors to newly promoted managers and even to executive level professionals. Iona Pathways’  approach to leadership coaching facilitates effective change in people and will help them explore untapped potential. Working collaboratively, we move towards the leadership goals of an individual’s specific situation. We help plan specific conversations, develop techniques for managing difficult team members and put clients on a path towards meeting individual personal and professional goals so he or she can see desired changes and make significant impacts within the organization.  Often we take a holistic approach and consider factors internally and externally which may challenge progress.


Executive Coaching


Our Executive Coaching is a one-to-one relationship between a professional coach and senior leader or key stakeholder who holds a powerful position within an organization. The coaching is contracted for the benefit of a client who is accountable for highly complex decisions with wide scope of impact on the organization and perhaps even an industry.   While the focus of our coaching is on organizational performance or development, it often times serves a personal component as well. Typically this type of coaching includes communication, vision and company goals, including building a unified team and retaining top talent..