About Steven Levy and Dare2Be Coaching and Beyond
Each and every person has something unique that they have to offer the world. Steven brings 35 years of leadership experience, a new perspective and gives all organisations he works with a competitive advantage.
Steven's career is a combination of corporate, business partnerships and owning businesses. On top of this, Steven's involvement in both team and individual sports taught him about the influence and impact that leadership can have on your business.
Combining these experiences, Steven uses his ability to analyse any situation to identify potential shortcomings and modifying plans as needed, that will skyrocket your direction and team focus.
Your human capital makes your business and leadership team successful. Using Steven's natural ability to investigate, diagnose and identify patterns will result in invaluable insights that are logical and well-thought-out. Thus, guiding you to identify and invest in the right people to boost your bottom line.
Steven is a family man; he is a husband, father and grandfather, whose family mean everything to him. Through their unconditional support, he has walked a challenging but rewarding journey of self-discovery.
Steven's journey led to realising his purpose and clearly visualising the future as an entrepreneur, business owner, coach, speaker and author.
Steven is a person of his word, with a deep sense of dedication and taking ownership of his commitments. You'll know that you can rely on and trust him to turn your aspirations into reality by inspiring and motivating you to new heights.
Steven has been a lifelong learner and went through 2 years of study to qualify with a Coaching Diploma. Additionally, he is a registered Coach with COMENSA (Coaches and Mentors of South Africa) since 2017.
You can make a difference in your business and learn to make meaningful contributions that change the lives of your team around you.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is leadership coaching?
Leadership coaching is an incredible management tool that guides business leaders and owners at all levels to maximise performance by developing the right behavioural skills. You can learn to increase awareness through straightforward feedback and practice - sharpening your built-in leadership skills to motivate your team and deliver specific business, professional, and personal goals.
2. Does leadership coaching work?
Theeboom et al. (2014) study found that effective leadership and business coaching has a positive impact on individual-level performance and skills, well-being, coping, work attitudes and goal-directed self-regulation. To see how effective leadership coaching has been in other businesses, check out my testimonials here.
3. How is coaching different from mentoring?
Coaching is designed to give you insight and boost your current skills and develop a strategy that you'll be held accountable for. Mentoring is about developing your skills through sharing experiences and knowledge that allows you to best fulfil a role.
4. When is a good time to get a coach?
Coaching is designed to be used by people in a transition, be that development for a new role with more responsibility or a business ready to scale. Coaching helps you to remove barriers and focus on how you can achieve your goals.
5. What factors strengthen a coach-client relationship?
For coaching to work, you have to be willing to let the coach in. This is a partnership established on trust and open communication. Spending time getting to know each other can have a huge impact on your success. To help you decide if coaching is for you and your business, book your 45-minute discovery call.
6. Why should I engage leadership coaching for my organisation?
Coaching will empower your leaders to work exceptionally well. You can discover hidden strengths in your leader/s and their team/s, helping people to focus on discovering what works to achieve your goals. You can gain new perspectives every day, and be pushed beyond what you thought was possible. Through reflective practices, you'll develop free-thinking, which grows dynamic and flexible leadership. Coaching will also enhance your communication (speaking AND listening) which will enhance the overall performance of your teams.
7. Where do you start with a leadership coach?
The first step is to book your discovery call. In this 45-minute session, we can discuss your business and professional goals and desires, decide if you need the coaching directly, or prefer team members to undergo coaching, and (most importantly) see if we're a fit together.
8. How do the coaching sessions work?
You'll typically set up a series of one-to-one coaching sessions - either weekly or monthly. During the first couple of sessions, you can expect to discuss your goals in detail, including possible strategies and solutions you have already thought of. You may also expect some observation work within your teams to see how they work together.
9. How often do your other clients schedule coaching sessions?
This varies greatly depending on the needs of the organisation, the leader in place, and the purpose of coaching. Some clients may need me for a 45-minute motivational workshop, others have weekly or monthly sessions set up on an ongoing basis. Book your discovery call to discuss your needs.
10. How long does coaching take to work?
This is another question that I receive a lot and again, it depends on a lot of different factors. Coaching ultimately boils down to if you're an action taker, are ready to practice what we set out during a session, and invest your time in following through your chosen plan.
11. What should I look for when selecting a leadership coach?
You need to be able to trust your leadership coach and expect to build a relationship with them. Your coach does not need to be too familiar with your business or industry for that matter. You need to find someone who will challenge you by asking thought-provoking questions, actively listen and digest information, and provide you with clarity.
12. Where are your clients based?
You may have noticed that I refer to myself as a global leaders coach, and this is true. Leadership does not know boundaries, geographic location or culture, so it's important for me that I'm accessible around the world. I have clients in 10 different countries, including the USA, UK, South Africa, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, France, Dubai, and Luxembourg.
Business leaders are constantly under pressure to improve performance and ensure the growth of their organisations. Rapid developments in technology, competitive pressure, unpredictability and lack of clear direction, as experienced in 2020, make the stakes increasingly high.
Partnering with Steven Levy Dare2Be Coaching & Beyond you will engage in 1:1, team meetings & expert guidance. Creating a High-Performance Team is crucial to organisations. Leadership Coaching can help your business acquire and enhance the skills and behaviour business need to create High-Performance Teams.
Working with an experienced Business Coach is your ultimate tool to achieve massive results. Some of the most wildly successful companies and entrepreneurs on the planet rely on business coaching services to stand out from the competition.