There was a time when people were unfamiliar with the notion of corporate coaching. It used to be seen as remedial and a "nice to have" but now it is safe to say that many businesses and high profile business executives understand the benefits that coaching can bring.
There was a time when people were unfamiliar with the notion of corporate coaching. It used to be seen as remedial and a “nice to have” but now it is safe to say that many businesses and high profile business executives understand the benefits that coaching can bring.
Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google has openly stated that the best business advice he ever received and accepted was to get a coach. This is the CEO of what is arguably the world’s largest company, definitely a man in the know!
Chances are you may already have a coach working within your organisation. According to a recent study by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM), coaches in the office are becoming common place. In a survey of 250 UK companies, 80% said they were using or had used coaching, and another 9% were planning to do so. Although it is respected more now than ever before we still need to widen impact of coaching and extend the reach.
Coaching is a tool that enables people to perform to their full capability and companies now know that the investment will be repaid many times over in both the short term and the long term.
Simply put, from an organisational point of view, coaching can maximise potential taking companies and teams from average to excellent. Imagine if everyone in your team / organisation was to perform at their best more often, what would the result be? The difference is likely to be dramatic and is sure to be positive. The Ridler report found that 89% of clients found external coaching to be ‘effective’ or ‘very effective’.
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Posted 2467 Days Ago in: Success Stories, Trainer in the Spotlight
It's time to shine the light on another one of our fantastic trainers. Hand-picked from the cream of the UK's finest coaches and all with a wealth of experience and qualifications, we are incredibly proud of our team. We grabbed some time with Jacky Leonard for your reading pleasure.
Posted 2474 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, Coaching Articles, Success Stories
After taking maternity leave from the police I went back to my old role in 2008 but was less than inspired so had some coaching to help me work out what I wanted to do. I was on a conference for women in policing when I first realised that it was possible to re-train to do something much more inspirational. An ex-police officer was working as a coach at the conference and that was when I knew coaching was for me!