It is a confidential service that is held in private with a set of goals identified and the way to achieve them mapped out. Most coaching is done to develop capabilities of high potential performers with the goal of creating and retaining effective individuals.
A recent Harvard Business Review survey identified the top reasons for coaching;
To develop high potentials,
To facilitate transition,
To act as a sounding board.
The overall objective is to enhance performance of valued employees.
The world is demanding and volatile. In a period of such dramatic change, investment in creating high performing executives in the form of coaching, offers tailored development opportunities as well as helping coachees understand how to act.
Coaching should be seen as a tool to ensure the best performance from your most critical talent. Coaching facilitates individual behaviour change, building capabilities and exploring strengths and values in order to help the coachee achieve their potential. It is a way to develop leadership, managerial and interpersonal skills and optimise performance.
Coaching works best when the coachee is willing to be coached and where there is chemistry between the coach and coachee (ideally the coachee should be allowed to choose the coach). The coachee needs to be positive about changing and have a desire to learn and grow. The coach should be able to create a safe environment and a high quality relationship.
The structure of the sessions is dependent on the needs of the client, but a typical structure is:
Standard package – six hours
Six, one hour sessions, fortnightly or monthly.
Most appropriate for ongoing resilience, long-term performance focus or getting ready for a promotion.
Maternity coaching – six hours
Three, two hour sessions.
One pre-maternity leave, one 30-45 days before returning, one 30 days after returning.
Organisation change – dependant on timescale of re-organisation
One hour sessions fortnightly during key weeks, monthly during build up and afterwards.
The benefits of coaching are numerous and include increased employee engagement, reduced turnover and improved productivity.
Our lead coach Natasha Muniz, is undertaking the APECS Affiliated training programme and is working towards ICF accreditation. Here is some feedback from Natasha’s recent clients:
Susan, Business Improvement Manager.
Natasha created a relaxed and open space for me to explore many aspects of my thinking, values and beliefs.
The pace of discussion was well-balanced and it allowed me the opportunity to question and reflect at a much deeper level finally hearing and listening to my inner voice out loud. After each session I had a sense of liberation that showed that I was indeed in control of my own actions and destiny.
Through this open discussion Natasha was highly present, intuitive, inquisitive and at appropriate moments challenging to guide me to sound and logical conclusions and action steps.