Naomi works with clients who are generally already successful in their chosen careers but are looking to enhance their capabilities. Whether it be developing skills on how to better manage their teams and handle increasing stresses within the workplace, establishing a healthier work-life balance, building confidence and visibility or achieving at a high level while staying physically and emotionally resilient.
Working one-on-one, with a whole of life approach, Naomi is able to help her clients examine and start to let go of some of the driving forces behind life-long behavioural patterns that may affect their communication, management and performance. Clients often see tangible and positive results that can also affect colleagues, whole teams and even entire departments. Clients often find that their performance and their resilience improves, and paradoxically they are able to achieve more by doing less.
Helping with change and transitions
Naomi also specializes in working with high performing people who are managing a transition on top of everything else – whether they are working towards or dealing with a new role or promotion or returning to the workplace after maternity or other forms of leave.
Naomi’s executive coaching is goal and outcome oriented yet examines the unconscious drivers that if not dealt with can lead to burnout, problems in the workplace or home and may culminate into anxiety, depression or illness.
As a coaching psychologist, Naomi has a strong commitment to continuous improvement, and to operating her business within strict ethical boundaries. As professional development Naomi regularly participates in training summits and evidence-based coaching psychology symposiums conferences to ensure she is kept abreast of the latest developments, and their relevance to optimising a person’s health, happiness and potential.
INCLUDING PSYCHOLOGY, MINDFULNESS AND NEUROBIOLOGY
Naomi brings to her work behavioural change theory along with sound knowledge and experience working with personality types and their impact on work performance and interpersonal relationships. Her extensive background and training in clinical psychology has contributed to her understanding of human and organisational behaviour, inter- and intrapersonal styles and team dynamics.
Sometimes we overplay our strengths. They become a double-edged sword and we often get to a stage where our strengths stop serving us. Especially in times of stress, we do more of what we’ve always done. We work harder but ultimately achieve less. We become frustrated and stuck, relationships can suffer and so can personal performance.
— - NAOMI BICKLEY
FIRST MEETING - ‘CHEMISTRY COFFEE’
Naomi meets with all prospective executive coaching clients for a short, introductory face-to-face meeting over a coffee. This meeting, or ‘chemistry coffee’ is for both parties to get a sense of each other and for Naomi to answer any questions about the coaching process. It’s also a time where Naomi can get a sense of the challenges the client is facing and the type and duration of coaching required. From there, Naomi creates a proposal with a recommended coaching outline, including the number and frequency of consultations.
INITIAL TRIAD SESSION
The first part of the executive coaching process is generally to meet with the client and their senior manager, if applicable, to establish clear objectives for the coaching from both the client and manager’s perspective. It is also designed to provide ongoing informed support for the client within the workplace by a respected and experienced peer who is aware of, and sympathetic to, the purpose of the executive coaching.
Ongoing Coaching Sessions
From here Naomi meets with clients individually, generally at fortnightly intervals. Individual consultations are treated with absolute confidentiality and throughout the sessions Naomi and the client evaluate progress and set new goals. Naomi also offers milestone assessments, which are also completely confidential.
Mid-Point Triad Session (Optional)
Halfway through the course of coaching sessions, a triad session may be scheduled to evaluate progress, regroup, reformulate and move the goalposts in working towards a new or increased set of objectives.
Completion Triad Session
At the end of the coaching sessions, a final triad evaluation with Naomi, the client and their senior manager provides an opportunity to hear from the manager, observations of the impact the coaching has had upon the client, and to share any insights and suggestions that may further benefit the client’s continued progress beyond the scope of the coaching assignment. It also gives the coaching client an opportunity to share how much has changed in their life and what further assistance they may desire.
After completion of the coaching sessions, Naomi remains available at no charge to provide ongoing phone or email support for a period equivalent to the duration of the coaching sessions.
To quote the words you got me to write down a thousand times "I now see my future, and my children's future as positive and bright..." Funny - those words are hard wired into me now and are a great antidote to things life throws up sometimes.
— Cliff, Executive Coaching Client, Large Utilities Company
“In the long term, coaching has made me more resilient at work and able to manage relationships at home better, which in turn alleviates stress from all domains in my life. It’s helped me to not sweat the small stuff at work, which makes me better able to be balanced at home.”
— Mary, Lawyer Transitioning into partner, having just returned from maternity Leave
Naomi has extensive coaching experience working with senior executives in a diverse range of industries.
- Argyle Diamond
- Atlas Iron Ltd
- Australian Public Service Commission
- BHP Billiton
- Blake Dawson Waldron
- Department of Health WA
- Department of Premier and Cabinet WA
- Department of Treasury WA
- Disabilities Services Commission WA
- Downer EDI
- Fortescue Metals Group
- Herbert Smith Freehills
- John Holland
- Murdoch University
- Public Health & Ambulatory Care, WA
- South Australia Health
- Water Corporation
- Wesfarmers CEF
- Western Power
- WestNet Energy