Coaching entrepreneurs and executives
Many of the world's most successful people have coaches.
Coaching helps them to keep focused and remain on track. Coaches look from the outside in, and see things that others do not. Successful, high-performers are often surrounded by people that try to please them but coaches are objective and unbiased, taking the conversation deeper, further, listening and uncovering, saying what others may feel unconfortable to say.
Managers implement the business' vision and work with teams that are expected to perform. Following powerful training, individuals require ongoing self-development to deliver. Coaching builds the capabilities that are required to entrench their capacity to succeed as long-term, excellent performers.
Management coaching builds capabilities within individuals that have leadership roles, and it also creates a coaching culture within the team. This results in the effective delivery of the business' vision and stategy and enables the manager to establish a powerful working relationship with the individuals that report into him/her.
Managers considering business coaching may ask themselves the following questions:
How do I lead?
How do I follow?
How do I inspire and motivate?
How am I seen? How do I want to be seen?
Am I respected? Do I want to or need to be respected? Is respect important to me?
How do I manage my team(s) at work and commit to my family at the same time?
Coaching benefits teams in two ways: Follows up to reinforce the implementation of initial training, and creates a coaching culture that boosts productivity.
Intra- and inter-team coaching circles bring individual team members together to explore different ways of pursuing the same, common goals. It is assumed that every individual has a solution to the problem but uncovering it may require intervention and/or group participation.
Humans are powerful idea-generating beings and when grouped with others their power grows but at the same time social dynamics can be challenging and hinder the process. Generally one management style attempts to manage 30 different personalities and the results are stagnating, but if a coaching culture is adopted by both management and teams and promulgated up, down and sideways within the organisation, the results will be astonishing.
Benefits of Coaching
Improved quality of work
Improved relationships with both direct reports and supervisors
Increased job satisfaction and a sense of fulfilment
Improved individual performance
Focused and effective development of people
Increased retention of staff – specifically, coaching supports the retention of top performers as it enables these individuals to optimise their feelings of fulfilment in the workplace, and to find their own, authentic working and leadership style