Coaching used to be thought of as a method to help correct underperformance. In the Business world of today, it’s used to support leaders, top performers and employees with potential in order to further develop individual capabilities.
Coaching is one of the most important leadership responsibilities. When leaders take the time to coach, people become more confident and motivated, which leads to higher performance and productivity. Leaders build relationships on trust and encouragement, and they need to support people so they can realise their full potential.
Various research studies have demonstrated that companies with a strong coaching culture develop much higher levels of employee engagement and performance.
Coaching helps people overcome obstacles to success. Carried out effectively the coaching process will help identify:
What your employees are really good at.
What is their potential, how good could they be?
What are their limitations and weaknesses?
Where do they want to go in their careers?
Using a professional coach to identify and change behaviors can prove invaluable.
Changing old habits and developing new ones takes time. It requires trust and honesty between the coach and the coachee. The process allows participants to discuss what is and isn’t working with their coach, and is conducted in complete confidence, with the coach holding them accountable and providing guidance and support when needed.