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Coaching

There are numerous definitions of coaching but the one we prefer comes from Anthony Grant of the University of Sydney, 2000:

coachingCoaching is “a collaborative solution-focused, results orientated and systematic process in which the coach facilitates the enhancement of work performance, life experience, self-directed learning and personal growth of the coachee”.

 

It is also helpful to highlight that coaching is not prescriptive, judgmental or directing.

We offer two types of coaching:

Coaching and mentoring within organisations
We offer coaching to employees at any level in the organisation and collaborate with them to enhance their work and / or leadership performance.

Coaching and mentoring for individuals
We offer coaching to individuals and collaborate with them to enhance their life experience and personal effectiveness.

 

 

 

Benefits of coaching for the Organisation*

  • Provides an objective sounding board for employees to make better business decisions.
  • Demonstrates an organisation’s commitment to staff development (especially leadership development) and skills improvement.
  • Can lead to increased employee commitment and satisfaction, which can lead to improved retention.
  • Improves productivity, quality, customer service and shareholder value.
  • Supports newly-promoted employees in their new role.
  • Increases confidence, delegation and communication skills of employees.
  • Provides a satisfactory self-development process.
  • May assist employees in resolving personal issues which may affect work performance.
  • Supports other learning and development initiatives e.g. reduce skill fade from training courses.
  • Enhances leadership and management skills.
  • Helps employees cope with fast-paced change and associated challenges.

*Based on a European Coaching Institute, White Paper, 2004.

Benefits of coaching for the individual:

  • Develops an individual’s skills in managing, communicating, dealing with conflict and change.
  • Rewards effective performers thereby promoting organisational loyalty.
  • Demonstrates an investment in employee development.
  • Improves personal effectiveness.
  • Enhances emotional intelligence / interpersonal skills.
  • Increases assertiveness and confidence.
  • Improves time-management skills.
  • Develops communication and listening skills.
  • Leads to a positive impact on performance.
  • Improves work-life balance and a reduction in stress levels.
  • Results in greater self-awareness.

What to do next? 

If you are interested in finding out more about coaching and mentoring then please contact us.

 

 

 
 

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