One-to-One Development


Feedback from clients

100% said it was a good or excellent investment of time.
100% would recommend the service to others.
97% said the developer was effective or very effective in helping them explore their key areas.

One-to-one development works. Again and again research highlights that organisations see one-to-one development with external developers as the most effective way to support learning for key individuals.

Oasis develops people in organisations to succeed professionally and thrive personally.

Our experienced one-to-one developers work across the UK using our innovative and creative approaches. They bring an exciting, fresh and engaging blend of support and challenge to help you reach your full potential.

They work alongside you to help you bring more of yourself to the questions you are tackling. They support you to shape meaningful and sustainable action.

For many in demanding roles, it is a constant challenge to find time and the right environment to step back to consider the bigger issues, deal with change or develop new ways of working.

For some, part of this is the struggle to integrate the three important ingredients of self, relationship and work. Our tools and frameworks assist anyone committed to their own development.

Committing to one-to-one development with Oasis ensures that you:

  • benefit from dedicated time, a confidential setting and the support of an experienced practitioner to get to the heart of even the most complex professional and personal issues
  • make time for reflection and feedback
  • develop yourself through clear and focused learning objectives
  • gain new perspectives, see issues in a fresh way and change limiting perceptions
  • rehearse possible options and consider consequences
  • make the right decisions in times of change
  • have the strategies to work with your own processes, insights, challenges and intuition.
See all of our One-to-One Developers here Our Oasis Developers work alongside you, offering support, time and challenge, in a safe and confidential environment, to help you bring more of yourself to the questions you are tackling, and to shape meaningful and sustainable action.

When could you use one-to-one development? What do you want support with?

One-to-one development is an opportunity work on your personal goals, to step out of self-defeating patterns of behaviour, to shape more effective relationships, to hone new skills and to develop better decision making.

It’s a chance for uninterrupted time to consider issues with support from an external developer who can help you make sense of what’s really important.

It will strengthen you, clarify what you are doing, give you new ways of thinking and help you create a plan for positive and sustainable action.

I’m taking on a new role

If you're going through transition, such as starting a new role, there is often excitement about the opportunities, apprehension about success, and the sense of being somewhat daunted by the challenges inherent in any transition. Transitional Development provides a supportive and encouraging environment in which you can develop yourself whilst managing a shift from one role or context to another.

I need to work out my next step

Having the time and space to take a step back, reflect and consider your next move with experienced guidance is invaluable. You will benefit from someone who is able to work entirely with your questions and help you work out your next move.

I need specialist support or advice

We have a pool of one-to-one developers who are specialists in areas such as designing and embedding environmental and planetary practice, sustainable project management, conflict resolution, voice and personal presence, intrapreneurial methodology, organisational development and culture change. Our specialist developers align their practice to the underlying Oasis principles and approaches to effective development.

I’m taking on a leadership role

One-to-one development with a focus on leadership ensures you gather insight from others within your organisation, as well as bringing your own experience and subjective assessment. Whilst 360 approaches have their place, we encourage a face-to-face approach that has proven invaluable not only in informing the objectives, but also in developing the person through action. As leadership in practice becomes more demanding it calls for more of the whole person to be engaged. This brings a paradox of strength and vulnerability in today’s most effective leadership approaches.

I’m dealing with day-to-day work challenges

We have found that having the opportunity to discuss the challenges you face better equips you to manage these challenges. We will team you with a suitable developer who is experienced in dealing with work challenges.

Leaders – at all levels – are fundamental to organisational success.

Many organisations are recognising that they need to move towards a shared leadership approach to bring out the best in all their employees. Leaderful approaches and skills accelerate and empower individual, team and organisational performance.
One-to-one development with an external developer unlocks people’s potential. It unleashes their creativity and ideas and frees them to contribute and influence.

We work with our clients to develop effective and innovative relational development strategies that are fully aligned with organisational strategy and allow everyone to perform at their best.

We understand what makes people succeed in traditional leadership and management positions as well as the emerging roles of change agent, facilitator and collaborative leader.

Our proprietary assessment tool helps you identify key leader and manager areas for focus.

One-to-one development:

  • improves individual performance, helping individuals achieve their goals
  • increases the quality of engagement with key issues, freeing people to ‘think out loud’ about factors that are affecting overall performance and proactively address them
  • accelerates organisational learning
  • refreshes mindsets, fostering creativity and innovation
  • identifies key organisational trends, conflicts and questions
  • aligns organisational values and strategic thinking to practice, helping you achieve organisational objectives
  • complements organisational investment in other development processes
  • actively helps key people focus and engage in times of stress or organisational change, maintaining optimum performance and contributing to senior-level retention.

We provide one-to-one development to hundreds of people in key roles within organisations using a approach that takes into account the individual and organisational context.

See all of our One-to-One Developers here Our Oasis Developers work alongside you, offering support, time and challenge, in a safe and confidential environment, to help you bring more of yourself to the questions you are tackling, and to shape meaningful and sustainable action.

When could you use one-to-one development? What do you want support with?

One-to-one development is an opportunity to gain confidence in a new role, to step out of self-defeating patterns of behaviour, to shape more effective relationships, to hone new skills and to develop better decision making.

It’s not about being in special measures or needing to be supervised. It’s not therapy or life coaching. It’s a chance for uninterrupted time to consider work issues with support from an external developer who can help you make sense of what’s really important.

It will strengthen you, clarify what you are doing, give you new ways of thinking and help you create a plan for positive and sustainable action.

We want to encourage people to reach their full potential

Many of our clients have told us that having a developer has helped them push themselves further and develop in ways they had not expected. You may not have a specific developmental need to benefit from the experience of one to one time.

We want to develop our own developers

If your organisation is looking to create its own team of developers, spending some time working with a developer yourself will help you understand the benefits and be able to use this to shape your own organisational goals.
To talk to us about One-to-One Development for your organisation or for yourself, contact Nick Ellerby on 01937 541700 or use the contact form.