More and more organisations are looking to add coaching to their learning and development offering. So what are some of the common challenges that can be tackled by coaching in organisations?
Winning the war for talent
In many businesses there is a constant challenge of recruiting and subsequently retaining the best people. Coaching can help to build relationships in the organisation and also give a strong message to employees and potential hires that people development is taken seriously.
Many employers offer opportunities to employees to gain professional qualifications, masters levels degrees and participate in the in-house development programmes. All of these will work for employees but for some the opportunity to work one to one with someone else is much more effective. It allows open dialogue and attention to be focused on those areas of improvement that will deliver greatest impact.
The opportunities here are almost endless. Someone could be work with a coach on work organisation, delegation, time mastery, project planning, process re-design, goal setting, decision making to name just a few.
Like productivity the opportunities in the area of communication are significant. It might be presenting a new strategy, getting buy-in to a change programme, asking more effective questions when handling conflict,improving presentation skills, listening more effectively or even how to write in a more compelling way.
So what other areas would you add to the list of challenges that can be tackled by coaching? Leave a comment with your thoughts.
Since 2006 I’ve worked with in excess of 6,000 accountants and professionals in workshops, seminars and one to one helping them land their next jobs and become better leaders, presenters and business partners. Before that I spent 25 years in accountancy climbing the career ladder from Payments Clerk to FD. I’m a CIMA Fellow, Certified Professional Coach and Team Coach Facilitator.