“Coaching takes a holistic view of the individual: work, corporate values, personal needs and career development are made to work in synergy.”
Coaching is a process of equipping people with the tools, knowledge, and opportunities they need to fully develop themselves to be effective in their commitment to themselves, the company, and their work. There are many benefits of coaching in the workplace for the employees, managers, and the business’s bottom line.
Organizations that have a strong coaching culture also enjoy employees who express greater job satisfaction and higher retention rates than organizations who do less coaching. This is tied to the fact that managers and employees build stronger relationships through their coaching conversations.
Areas of Coaching
- Performance coaching. Coaching activities here are aimed at enhancing an individual’s performance in their current role at work, to increase their effectiveness and productivity at work.
- Skills coaching. Focuses on the core skills an employee needs to perform in their role. Skills coaching provides a flexible, adaptive, ‘just-in-time approach to skills development that are linked to the needs of the organisation.
- Career Coaching. Coaching activities focus on the individual’s career concerns, by eliciting and using feedback on the individual’s capabilities as part of a discussion of career options. The process should lead to increased clarity, personal change and forward action.
- Personal or life coaching. This form of coaching provides support to individuals wishing to make some form of significant changes in their lives. This helps individuals to explore what they want in life and how they might achieve their aspirations and fulfil their needs.
- Business coaching. The process of engaging in regular structured conversation to help the client to clarify their business goals and objectives as well as to help the client develop the skills and acquire the resources needed to operate a successful business enterprise.
- Executive coaching: One to one performance coaching to improve the performance of the most influential people within the organisation, directly correlates to business improvement.
- Team facilitation: This is particularly valuable during budget and strategy planning sessions as well as coaching a team before a presentation can dramatically improve performance.