What is Business Coaching?
Coaching is an ongoing relationship, which focuses on taking action towards the realization of visions, goals or desires. Coaching uses expertise, inquiry and personal discovery to build a new level of awareness and responsibility. It provides structure, accountability, support and feedback. The coaching process helps to both define and achieve professional and personal goals faster and with more ease than would be possible otherwise. (from the International Coaching Federation)
Coaching both addresses the need for good relationships as it designs excellence in the workplace.*
*Gallup studies show that workers who have a good friend at work are happier, more productive and stay longer at their place of employment…Of course thousands of years earlier the writer of Proverbs reflected this by saying: “As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.” Prov. 27:17)
A key to keeping valuable staff happy and ready for the big task at hand is to invite them into coaching relationships and use coaching styles of supervision. A coach can help them to realize their gifts, set appropriate goals and much more! A coach can help to expand their vision to see themselves as people who can accomplish great things. A coach can help through tough times and feelings of isolation, loss or discouragement. A coach can give special attention to valuable staff you don’t want to lose!