The facts on gender imbalance in leadership at work make for stark reading:
· Globally, women hold less than a quarter of all senior roles. This has crept up by 1% in the past year, and just 6% since 2004
· In small and medium enterprises, 21% are led by women
· Just seven FTSE 100 companies have a female CEO, and there’s just one in the top 50 – Emma Walmsley of GlaxoSmithKline
· In fact, there are more men called David (9) who are FTSE 100 CEOs than women
· In Ireland, just 14% of CEOs and COOs are women
When a goal is achieved in your team or organisation, what happens next?
It’s natural to want to recognise and celebrate achievements. Acknowledging a job well done is a vital part of the process of development.
But there’s a risk: complacency.
If we focus too much on what’s done, we often forget about what’s still to do. We look back, rather than forward to the next job, and the next goal.
Scala Advance is a coaching and consultancy firm focused on the practice of leadership and team performance in the workplace. We create distinctive development programmes that transform businesses. We bring with us experience, empathy and imagination
Brilliant leaders achieve outstanding results. They build strong teams and meaningful connections. They deliver consistently, with passion and purpose. We believe that people can learn to become brilliant leaders. When we work with our clients, we enable that learning.
We get to the heart of your business. We do this by building strong relationships and asking tough questions. We find out out what is happening and why. Then we work alongside you to create a strategy for change.
Knowledge and innovation drive us. We have over 20 years’ experience of leading change. We are experts in business and in people, with a deep understanding of organisational culture and behavioural drivers. We are constantly learning.
We were founded in 2005 by leadership development professional, Susan Carroll.
She chose a name designed to define our purpose. Scala is the Italian word for ladder or stairway: the means to get to another place. Advance implies action taken and progress achieved.
Our clients come from across the corporate world, technology, design and the public and third sectors. Many are long-established large organisations, among the top 10 in their industries. Many others are growing and successful SMEs and ambitious start-ups. What they have in common is their readiness to innovate, change and grow.
We have expertise in leadership development, leading change, creative business strategy, human behaviour and transformational coaching. We share the ability to lead, influence and inspire.