Traditional classroom based training is not always appropriate where managers are not comfortable discussing development needs or performance gaps in front of their peers. Used in conjunction with other training and development activities, coaching plays a valuable role in improving working relationships, supporting change management, reducing stress, preserving staff retention and nurturing leadership potential.
Coaching focuses on solutions rather than problems and will benefit anyone responsible for improving performance while developing the knowledge, skills and performance of their team.
Coaching can support your managers to:
- Become more self-reliant, focused and engaged
- Increase their accountability, clarity and ownership
- Improve their communication skills
- Be more productive and effective
- Contribute more effectively to the team and the organisation
- Gain more job and life satisfaction
Sessions can take the form of real work observations and reviews, general discussions or focused outcome led sessions. This powerful and effective tool is perfect for management and leadership development, because it offers a confidential and non-threatening environment where individual needs can be addressed.
The aim is to build upon the individual’s current level of knowledge, and to understand the issues from their perspective; specifically in terms of barriers, blockages and any other impacts which may result in lost or limited opportunities. The focus is on the individual’s personal development, performance and confidence.
Each session is designed to be a collaborative development of new approaches, tools and techniques, which help address current issues, and can also be applied in the future.
Through an open and honest discussion our coaching programmes will underpin and develop the current level of expertise, building a full tool kit of skills and ideas to help grow and enhance performance. Then, as competence and understanding develop, so does the ability to effectively build on the individual’s capability leading to improved performance.