✓ Coaching can be focused either on an individual or a team, providing an ongoing partnership aimed at improving the quality of professional and personal life.
✓ The coaching process varies according to the client and their particular circumstances. In all cases, however, the client decides what the focus of the process should be - perhaps a particular project, process or team - and what outcomes they expect.
✓ Coaches are trained to help achieve these outcomes by listenening, observing and drawing on experience. By providing feedback from an additional perspective, and through careful questioning, coaches aim to elicit strategies and solutions from their clients themselves. By bringing greater focus and clarity, coaches help their clients identify a greater range of possibilities and decide on the best courses of action. By introducing new skills and principles, they help enhance the efficient use of skills, creativity and resources.
"The secret lies in the present – if you pay attention to the present you will be able to improve it. And if you improve the present, whatever happens afterwards will be better too."
- Paulo Coelho (The Alchemist)
Why use coaching
✓ To achieve goals and exploit opportunities in circumstances that are challenging
✓ When apparent conflict or dispute is preventing effective communication
✓ To help bridge a gap in knowledge, skills, confidence, or resources
✓ To accelerate a process of change or in meeting specific results
✓ When a team or individual changes their role within the workplace
✓ After a team or individual has suffered a setback and needs to regroup or correct course
✓ Where gaps in personal skills affect team coherence or individual performance
✓ Where success is getting in the way of results
✓ Where the work-life balance needs readjustment
✓ Where an individual needs advice on how best to exploit their strengths
✓Where a team or individual needs to become more organised or self managing
✓ For talent development
✓ For leadership development