WHO WE SERVE

The builders and roles we serve include:

  • Leaders & Business Owners
  • Organisation Designers
  • Product & Service Managers
  • Delivery Managers
  • Delivery Practitioners
  • Collaboration Coaches

If any of this is of interest, please read on.

Builders and Roles we Serve

At Daring Futures, we’re all about realising ambition – yours We work with our clients in the development of leadership and teaming mindsets and skillsets, as well as operating and business model design. Together we diagnose issues, design and execute strategies, in our quest for joy and impact. Typical scenarios include:
  • supporting talent who are new to their role;
  • accelerating the collaboration within a newly forming team;
  • product and service delivery challenges;
  • complex technology transformations;
  • as well as overcoming organisational cultural issues, which may be impeding collaborative practice.

Whatever product you are building – you (your career or skillset), your team (collaboration), your digital products and services, or your organisation (operating and business model) – we’re confident that we can be of service to you. All of this begins with a bold decision. Which is why, behind every great venture, leaders first engage with daring futures. Shouldn’t you?

“According to Darwin’s Origin of Species, it is not the most intellectual of the species that survives; it is not the strongest that survives; but the species that survives is the one that is able best to adapt and adjust to the changing environment in which it finds itself.”

Who we Serve

We serve those who are daring to make a difference – technology leaders and their transformation efforts as they design, deliver and grow their digital products and services.  Our together work focuses on areas such as personal effectiveness, team performance, and organisational optimisation, with our engagements including one or more of these services:

  • Executive coaching – one-to-one with individuals
  • Team coaching – working with a whole group
  • Organisation optimisation coaching – working with leadership teams
  • Knowledge and skills transfer – working with individuals, teams and coaches

Leaders & Business Owners

Building and leading any enterprise can be a lonely, and often thankless endeavour. Under the constant scrutiny of those you lead, and near constant pressure to have the right answers, our leadership coaching service provides support for common challenges such as:

  • How can I share my vision in a way that will have my team engage with the vision?
  • How do I choose where to commit resources between multiple competing strategies?
  • How do I achieve alignment around a chosen strategy, so we eliminate the internal politics and in-fighting?

Organisation Designers & Talent Management

Digital transformations are placing more strain on organisation designs than ever before. We hear requests from clients wanting 'to become a Teal organisation', or 'do Holacracy', which can land unfavourably by adding to existing levels of disruption. We developed organisation optimisation coaching support for these and other challenges, such as:

  • How should we design the organisation structure for optimum performance?
  • How can we maximise the flexible deployment of our talent?
  • How do we balance good governance with marketplace responsivity?

Product & Service Managers

Being a product or service manager can be either be rewarding or overwhelming, and our experience has shown us that a major factor in this is the quality of the data you have access to. This is why we developed a coaching support service to address these, and other challenges, such as:

  • How do I know which product features to prioritise first?
  • How do I answer the business when asked, 'When will it be done?'
  • How do I know which marketplace opportunities to explore, and balance my portfolio of products and services?

Delivery Managers

We know that building stuff is hard, but building great products and services is harder still. Delivery management is constantly balancing the needs of the delivery team, with the pressures to deliver to cost, on time, and to quality, in circumstances of high uncertainty. Our years of delivery experience gives us unique insights, which we offer through our delivery coaching support service, which tackles such challenges, and addresses issues such as:

  • How do I make good on the expectations that we should now be delivering 'cheaper, faster, better' following a substantial training & certification investment?
  • How do I balance Agile ways of working with good governance and engineering best practices?
  • How do I get the best from the opportunities and benefits of remote working and remote teams?

Delivery Practitioners

With constantly changing technologies, the increasingly faster delivery cycles, and the demands of collaborative and transparent working practices, we understand the pressures that delivery practitioners face. Coming from a development background ourselves, we get this, and it's why we offer a delivery practitioner coaching support service, for these and other challenges, such as:

  • How do I level-up my collaboration skills so that I can work effectively remotely?
  • How do I improve my leadership and impact, so that I'm ready for a leadership role?
  • As a [current-role], how do I up-skill / cross-skill myself for a [desired-role] role?

Collaboration Coaches

Just as the role of the collaboration coach can be challenging, it's also highly rewarding - it's why we do it, right? We love to see our clients grow in confidence and competence as we work with them, but in their practice, coaches often overlook their own self-care. This is why we designed and developed a coaching support service, to look after the wellbeing and development of coaches, addressing typical challenges, such as:

  • How do I get my work as a coach peer reviewed?
  • How can I develop my coaching posture, to be of greater value to my client?
  • I'm new to coaching, how do I keep myself psychologically safe, whilst providing the best service possible for my clients?

But don't just take our word for it...