Coaching is a highly personalised form of learning that aims to unlock and enhance the learning ability and performance of others. It is concerned with designing and facilitating change and continuous improvement; by understanding and encouraging a person’s strengths, as well as recognising and overcoming challenges. It helps the person to help her/himself to bring about effective action. This is achieved through meaningful two way conversation.
Coaching involves providing effective feedback and competent use of techniques such as listening, setting goals, questioning; and matching your coaching style to the person’s readiness to act.Coaching involves the translation of organisational strategies and targets into practical and realistic learning, development and performance goals for every role and person.
There are different types of coaching.
1. Skills Coaching
Skills coaching is when you want to develop a person’s specific skills and to be able to carry out a task effectively e.g. Preparing a report or a maintenance process.
2. Performance Coaching
Performance coaching is when you want to enhance the overall performance of a person in their role e.g. overall assessment and examination of what’s working well in the role; what someone would like to keep improving and monitoring; and progressing potential in their current role.
3. Development Coaching
Developing Coaching is when your focus is on the longer term development of the person e.g. Professional and career development; strategies for future roles; closing skill gaps; and building networks.
Coaching offers numerous benefits to employees. Employees who are coached rather than managed to learning and performance development are more committed to and invested in the outcomes of their work and achievement of organisational goals.Through coaching, leaders encourage employees to become more self-reliant and engage in continuous learning and career development, to achieve performance results. Benefits include: improved communication, increased self-awareness, improved individual, team and organisational performance, reduced staff turnover, shared vision and commitment, improved decision making and motivation- to name a few.
Change in business today is not linear, and requires quick shifts into entirely new and matrix type models. Coaching supports people in quick shifts needed to meet changing business demands. The Pivot Institute offer specialised coaching programs to our clients in different areas. Why not enquire today by calling a member of the Pivot team on 1300 354 309