Coaching is a useful way of developing people's skills and abilities, and boosting their performance. It can also help deal with issues and challenges before they become major problems.
A Coaching session will typically take place as a conversation between the coach and the coached individual, and it focuses on helping the coached individual discover solutions to problems they face for themselves. After all, people are much more likely to engage with solutions that they have come up with themselves, rather than those that are forced upon them! Agree?
In some organizations, Coaching is still seen as a corrective tool, used only when things have gone wrong. But in many companies, Coaching is considered to be a positive and proven approach for helping others explore their goals and ambitions and have the means and ability to accomplish and achieve them, even while things are going perfectly well, Coaching is used as a means to to make what is going well, become better, and the better become the best!
Coaches in the workplace are not counselors, psychotherapists, gurus, teachers, trainers, or consultants – although they may use some of the same skills and tools. Most formal, Professional Coaching is carried out by qualified people who work with clients to improve their effectiveness and performance, and help them achieve their full potential. Coaching is MOST effective when both sides know exactly what is required of them and know their GOALS and are willing to work on achieving them, and most importantly, is also most effective when the person who wants to be coached, seeks and agrees to the process, willingly.
Coaching is divided into several branches according to its nature.
There is Executive Coaching, Personal Coaching, Life Coaching, Career Coaching, Leadership & Motivation Coaching, Business Coaching, Team Coaching and more.
They all have the same GOAL and are designed to help you facilitate professional and personal development to the point of individual growth, improved performance, efficiency, motivation, leadership and contentment . Much of getting ahead in the Corporate world relies on luck. This has always been the case.
But don't you think its unfair when a person is selected for an executive/management position when you are just as qualified or even more?
If you have been struggling to get ahead in the Corporate world, some Coaching can definitely help you define your career goals and facilitate professional and personal development to improve your own performance and productivity. Our advice will help you stand out among your co-workers, allowing you to identify your individual career goals that have benefited a company so that your managers will have a greater appreciation for your efforts. Whether you want to get a raise or a promotion, better and improved individual Performance can be achieved through Coaching.
HOW WE DO IT & WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?
We believe in coaching. We believe in the need to be heard. We believe in needing another perspective through which we see life. Sometimes, we get so caught up in our own issues, we become emotionally involved and this in return clouds our thinking. It is known to be much easier to give advice to others, than it is to ourselves, because we are not emotionally involved with that issues of those around us like we are in our own issues. Top athletes, artists and top leaders, all have coaches to achieve peak performance. Executives deserve the same development, training and support, by an objective, encouraging, loyal, trained and commercially experienced professional on whom they can rely to help them navigate better and achieve more.
We are committed and focused on results. Change comes from within. Every person is capable of changing. Whatever it is that we set our mind(s) to, is attainable. By nurturing and retaining top performers, their potential is accelerated, and their achievements sky-rockets, hence an executive coach offers a focused approach to allow a client to know what they want, how to get it and when they will achieve their goals.
It is in how we do it. Following a briefing from the business, a briefing from the line manager, and a general understanding of the functionality of the business, a meeting to create the chemistry bond between the coach and the person to be coached is then put in place. An agenda outlining the goals to be achieved is then put in place, and is followed by six or more 2-3-hour 1:1 coaching sessions over a period of 6-12 months. Feedback forms are completed through the process to track the progress, and feedback is given to the coached to monitor the changes.
What Is Executive Coaching?
Executive Coaches work with their clients towards specific professional goals. These include career transition, interpersonal and professional communication, performance management, organizational effectiveness, managing career and personal changes, developing executive presence, enhancing strategic thinking, dealing effectively with conflict, and building an effective team within an organization.
Multiple factors affect Coaching such as motivation, cultural differences, goals, and feedback. It is a defined number of confidential one-to-one, team or group consultations that dramatically improve performance.
Coaching uses research-based psychological, business and interpersonal methodologies combined with commercial experience to unleash a client's full potential by:
- Identifying and positively addressing commercial issues.
- Developing highly effective working relationships.
- Creating empowering plans of action to the benefit of clients, colleagues and the stakeholders of their organizations.
- Facilitating change and the adoption of new behaviours.
- Planning career goals and putting together ways on how to achieve them.
- Alignment of personal and professional values, beliefs and aspirations.
- Identifying the individual's strengths and building on them, start with the obvious and easy to build on the motivation and identify their inter-personal style.
Who Needs an Executive Coach?
Anyone with professional responsibility should consider executive coaching:
- Managing directors, board members, entrepreneurs, partners, divisional heads and those managing others.
- Professionals at the top who would benefit from a confidential, impartial, supportive and experienced sounding board.
- Managers driving change or facing new professional challenges.
- Any professional wanting to improve their performance, clarity of vision, goals and direction.
- Those who want greater professional and personal satisfaction.
- Organizations keen to introduce a coaching culture.
Does It Work?
"The Fortune" reports 1000 U.S companies have been using coaching for senior executives and reports the following:
~Source: Fortune Magazine & ICF research
- Return on investment (ROI) per executive was an average of $100k — six times the cost of coaching over six to 12 month.
- 61% experienced higher job satisfaction.
- 44% developed greater commitment to the organization.
- 28% improved quantifiable personal performance between $500k and $1m.
- Coaching programs have achieved between 500 - 700% return on investment.
- 77% significantly better working relationships with direct reports.
- 71% enhanced working relationship with boss.
- 63% improved teamwork.
- 52% more effective conflict resolution.
- 37% closer client relationships.