Growth doesn’t come by accident, it is a result of learning, planning, listening, and even failing at the process of trying to achieve your goals. Most of us are born with the inclination to succeed and the passion to do well in whatever field we are in, but the road to success isn’t always as easy and clear as we expect it. Often, all we need is some guidance and support to lead us through with confidence. This is where work coaching should come in.

Much like life coaching, work coaching is all about personal and professional growth and enrichment. It’s an entire process of goal setting, and taking action-driven methods of reaching them with the support and guidance of a coach.

The coaching process isn’t always easy, but is definitely necessary for growth. If you are noticing some employees displaying the following signs and symptoms, then they may need some work coaching immediately:

  • Staff unable to perform their job description and cannot contribute to the bigger vision and goals of the organization.

  • Employees who don’t exhibit essential time management skills, discipline, and emotional maturity.

  • Staff who seem to have lost the passion for their work.

  • Burned out and need work-life balance.

  • Unable to keep up with the daily demands if work.

Work coaching techniques vary depending on the needs of your staff and the entire team. They may be designed to help promote specific technical skills or behavioral changes. But ultimately, the process is aimed at helping your employees contribute to organizational success.

A manager who desires to see organisational development and success must to be willing to guide the people in his team. Proper coaching will equip, empower, and motivate employees and staff to perform at their best potentials.

Some leaders would often be in denial of the fact that his team needs coaching and support. While he tries to ignore the problem, he is at risk of losing valuable people.

  • Build a good relationship with your staff. Get to know their interests, their dislikes, what frustrates them, and makes them happy. Doing this will help you coach your staff more effectively, and in a personal level. How can you coach people you don’t really know?

  • Guide your staff regularly and consistently. Don’t wait for the end of the year before giving behavioral and performance feedback, do it when necessary. If on employee does something wrong, find time to coach him privately as soon as possible. This way, your employee has perfect recollection of what he did and why he did it, and this will help you coach him with appropriate advice and tips.

  • Be a servant leader. Just because you’re the boss it doesn’t mean you should not serve them. Doing this will make your staff perform even better. How? Help them with information they need to do the job, provide encouraging words and make them see that you’re doing your share of work.

  • Prepare for every coaching session and do it regularly, Meet with each of your staff on a regular basis to offer guidance. Don’t hesitate to speak up about the staff’s negative behavior and performance. But again, be generous with positive words. Regular coaching sessions will allow you to track your


To see success in any team or organisation, work coaching is essential. Managers and supervisors are placed in a position of leadership to be coaches and guides to a team working towards a goal.



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Paul Bailey

Paul is a highly experienced Business Coach, Mentor and Personal Development Specialist. He works with people to enhance business and personal performance through a process of supported self-awareness and self- development. Paul is the Co-Author of the book 80 Tips.