Executive Coaching Case Studies
Coaching for Exceeding Expectations
Introducing Boral Plasterboard
With sales of AUD$4.8 billion and over 16,000 employees working across 682 operating sites, Boral Limited is Australia’s largest building and construction materials supplier. Boral is committed to creating an environment in which its people can excel through a management culture that is participative, encouraging and supportive.
Phil Renwick joined Boral in 1993 in Production Management. After completing his Masters of Management in 1994, Phil moved into Human Resources (HR) and was then appointed as HR General Manager for Boral Plasterboard, Australia and Asia.
Transition and Growth Development into General Management
Phil underwent the Hewsons Executive Coaching program and within months was promoted to the role as General Manager.
Top Qualifications and Senior Experience Can’t Meet Every Development Need
As an experienced HR professional, Phil began looking for a one-on-one solution to boost his management skills.
Hewsons Provides a Solid Structure
Before investing in Hewsons Executive Coaching, Phil and Boral researched several coaching companies, including a few which Boral had used previously.
Hewsons Executive Coaching Program focused on Phil achieving results in:
- Enabling long term strategic initiatives;
- Time management with a focus on priority tasks;
- Developing a management approach to effectively deal with superiors; and
- Work/life balance.
More Sophisticated Patterns of Thinking Around Communication
Through Hewsons’ continued positive reinforcement and easy-to-apply techniques, Phil made lasting improvements in his communication with colleagues.
The Discipline to Get Things Done
Hewsons helped Phil identify the key issues preventing him from achieving an effective work/life balance.
A Cure for Unconscious Behaviour
Hewsons drew out the motives behind unconscious habits that were affecting Phil’s management skills.
Internal Integrity and Values Alignment
One thing Phil needed to do more effectively was develop an approach to ensure people above him recognised the things he had done. Through Hewsons, Phil built the confidence to make clear to others the value he delivered.
Hewsons helped Phil understand that aligning internal values with business decisions leads to an improved management approach. By ensuring his personal integrity and professional ethics are aligned, he is now able to make clearer business decisions, and demands when required, to prompt better results.
Hewsons’ Strengths Make it a Preferred Choice for Boral Plasterboard
Phil now gives his staff the opportunity to benefit from Hewsons’ services, “Management teams in different parts of the Boral Plasterboard business are now offered coaches and have predominantly chosen Hewsons. Phil believes the Hewsons’ structure, approach and experience give people confidence.