Many people have already experienced the power that coaching can provide. If you have yet to try it out then now is the perfect time.
Now that everyone is back at work and in their daily routine, this is the perfect time to start some improvement initiatives. Coaching isn’t just about helping under-performers, although it does work really well in that area, it can also help with: –
- Increase productivity in a team by teaching them better facilitation
- Rewarding individuals with a personal coaching course, to help them excel even further
- Easing tension through times of change by group coaching your team
- Reduce staff turnover by coaching them to resolve their own issues
There is no question that coaching is a powerful part of business and employee development, which is why most managerial job descriptions list it as integral to the job.
Finding The Time
By outsourcing your coaching to a qualified professional you free up your own time to focus on managing the business. How often do you really provide one to one coaching to your staff? Once or twice a year?
You’re bound to see an improvement if this was increased but it’s always relegated to second place when a new issue arises.
As a dedicated coach, I can focus on the individual without being distracted by the daily fire fighting that happens in every business. Coaching between 6 and 8 people in a single day, your entire team or even department can receive the coaching that they need to succeed. Instead of just once or twice a year (normally thrown in with their reviews) your team could receive dedicated coaching monthly, on time, every time.
Scheduling the right amount of time is critical for successful coaching. Too much too often and the employee doesn’t have the time to complete the actions they have set for themselves. Infrequent or adhoc coaching, can feel a lot like “too little, too late”. Once a regular coaching schedule is in place, clients often find they are able to spot and resolve issues before they become serious problems. Each coaching package needs to be designed with the business and the employees requirements. But just to give you some examples here is a suggestion of typical schedules businesses choose:-
- 1 hour of one to one coaching, per employee, per month.
- Half a day of group coaching, followed up with further group sessions every two months.
- “Floor walking” and “open door”. Coaching at their desk with the option to move to a meeting room.
- 1 month of weekly coaching, reduced to monthly coaching for the following 6 months
The frequency and combinations of one to one, group sessions are limitless, so it’s easy to find the perfect solution to your business needs.
Designing a coaching solution for your business can easily be done, during a meeting at your premises. Together we’ll discuss your requirements and answer any questions you may have on the coaching process, service or any developmental requirements you have for your business.
Just email me from my contact page, or you can call me directly on 0845 388 3218.