"A life coach does for the rest of your life what a personal trainer does for your health and fitness."
Coaching and mentoring are development approaches based on the use of one-to-one conversations to enhance an individual’s skills, knowledge or work performance.
There are generally agreed characteristics for coaching in organisations which we can tailor to your specific needs:
- It is non-directive form of development.
- It focuses on improving performance and developing an individual.
- Personal factors may be included but the emphasis is on performance at work.
- Coaching activities have both organisational and individual goals.
- It provides the opportunity for people to better assess strengths as well as development areas.
- It’s a skilled activity, delivered by people who are trained to do so.
The aims of workplace coaching can include:
- Assisting performance management
- Preparing and supporting people through change
- Supporting learning and development
- Development of a coaching culture within the workplace is becoming increasingly widespread within organisations