The ACE Program

The ACE Program

The ACE Manager's Mentoring Program is a 6 month coaching course designed to support women with focused career goals. We can all aspire to go further, and many of us are committed to putting in the hard work to achieve our desired outcomes, but sometimes the things that stand in our way can seem like insurmountable hurdles and try as we might, we fall short.

Barbara Bradbury's ACE program balances personal coaching/mentoring calls with time for reflection and application of relevant tools and techniques that are introduced to you during your coaching sessions. Not only are you learning and growing from established management practices, your individual circumstances and needs are being met too. In this way, with your commitment and Barbara's extensive professional experience, wisdom and guidance, you can progress steadily from aspiration to achievement.

The relationship between coach and coachee is critical. It is so important to find that 'someone' with whom you relate so that the coachee truly develops and thrives. Therefore, an initial call with Barbara is the first step, to ensure that there is a mutual connection. When you have both agreed to work together, the program starts in earnest.  It involves six two-hour coaching sessions at monthly intervals, at times that are convenient to you. Barbara offers complete flexibility so that you can arrange your coaching calls around your schedule. Furthermore, if you want less or more time between calls, that is also accommodated to ensure that you are getting input when you most need it.

Self-awareness is key to great leadership and management.  Barbara is a licensed user of a variety of psychometric analysis tools such as the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, 360 Degree assessment and the Emotional Intelligence Profile. If these are considered to be useful for your particular development needs they will be offered to you as you progress through The ACE Program, so adding another dimension to your personal and professional development.

All tools and techniques that Barbara covers during coaching sessions are supported with resource material. This enables her coachees to have reference material readily available to work with, and refer back to long after the coaching program has completed.

How To Apply

Places on The ACE Manager's Mentoring Program are limited and we cannot guarantee that all applicants will be accepted. It is extremely important to Barbara that the coaching program will help you achieve your goals and excel. Also, it is of great importance to her that you are supremely satisfied with your investment of time and finance.  To this end, we have developed a two-stage application process which aims to ensure that successful applicants will experience that!

  • Stage One: On-line application form
  • Stage Two: Private one-to-one interview and assessment.

Stage One is open to all women who can answer yes to the following questions:

  1. Are you a middle manager, aspiring director or executive who believes that with the right support, you can achieve your career goals?
  2. Are you aged between 35 and 60?
  3. Are you comfortable using Skype, or at least willing to get comfortable?
  4. Are you able to commit 2 hours a month over a 6 month period for coaching?
  5. Are you willing to apply yourself to try the various tools and techniques, be open to feedback and keep an open mind?

Five yesses? Please go ahead and complete and submit the application form, using the button below.