MICHAEL GARVEY CONSULTANCY & COACHING
Executive coach and strategic business planner and consultant for the arts, cultural and charity sectors
"I help people find the path that's right for them
by supporting their change-making decisions"
Associate Member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council
Michael is an experienced leader across the arts and cultural sectors. He has run a number of orchestras in the UK and managed not for profit organisations, as well as having been a member of the BBC's executive team in Wales. He is a founding member of the Cardiff Music Board where he focuses his attention on the role that music education can play for the city, together with nurturing next generation musicians and developing pathways for their growth either as happy amateurs or into the music profession.
Michael is a trained executive coach, accredited by the European Mentoring and Coaching Council. Given his background in the cultural and charity sector, he has a deep empathy and knowledge in this area. His clients, though, come from a range of backgrounds and he's just as happy working with people from the creative, media, broadcasting and other sectors.
Michael is based in Cardiff, Wales. His coaching services are available either face to face or via video call, whichever is most convenient for his wide range of clients.
WHAT IS EXECUTIVE COACHING ?
What type of coach is right for me ? Some people label it executive, some life, some personal, some career coaching - all these descriptors are related and can achieve the same results.
Michael's executive coaching focuses on senior managers and leaders who are looking to make a change in their lives - either personal or professional (or both !)
The first step is to recognise that a change needs to be made. Coaching then supports the individual to make that change, not by offering advice or as a result of the coach imparting their wisdom but instead through careful and often challenging questioning.
Michael will create a safe and entirely confidential space where you can feel comfortable to talk, and think, and reflect upon what it is that you want to change and explore what course of action might be the right one for you to take. Michael will then, with your permission, continue to work with you to support your chosen course of action and encourage you to see it through to the right conclusion.
Now, more than ever, we're searching for a meaningful explanation to what's going on around us. Taking the time to think that through with a trusted and experienced coach, Michael's aim is to help you create the space for that self-reflection.
What People Are Saying
HEAD OF ARTISTIC PLANNING, NATIONAL CONSERVATOIRE
"Before the session I had many challenges and questions that I had been struggling to unpack. Through the process of discussion and also being faced with important questions, I was able to start to see a structure in my mind. Being posed with questions, that I wouldn't ordinarily ask myself, allowed me to open up my way of thinking and allow new ideas to emerge. I do feel that working with someone you trust and respect is vital to the process - Michael allowed me to speak honestly and freely without fear of judgement."
INDEPENDENT ARTIST AND CREATIVE PRODUCER
"I think Michael went above and beyond ! I didn't expect to get as much out of the session as I did, and we covered a lot of ground in two hours. I've never thought to have coaching sessions before, but I am now officially a fan !"
HEAD OF PROGRAMMES, NATIONAL ARTS ORGANISATION
"Michael's approach is excellent - open, easy to chat to, perceptive and great thought-provoking questions."
"The coaching sessions helped me to have more perspective and I felt that there was positive progress after each session. I really valued Michael's confidentiality and openness."
TOURING MANAGER, ARTIST AGENCY
CREATIVE BUSINESS STRATEGY AND CONSULTANCY
Michael can help you with:
business planning/plan writing
marketing strategy and ideas
short and long term trouble shooting
acting as a critical friend to the team/an individual
project planning (UK & International)
ideas for collaborating and connecting
identifying potential partners and brokering introductions
team development and analysis
making the most of your people