It is a well-known fact that in the rapidly changing workplace of today the challenges are exceptionally high. The latest research on leadership shows that formal training seems to be the least valuable way to build leaders and that the focus should be on relationships with colleagues, stakeholders, the organisation and that continuous feedback and coaching is needed for success and leaning.
“Business coaching is a process of engaging in meaningful communication with individuals in businesses, organisations, institutions or governments, with the goal of promoting success at all levels of the organisation by affecting the actions of those individuals” (International Worldwide Business Coaches 2007 definition).
Benefits of business coaching:
- It promotes increased performance in individuals and their organisations
- It promotes improved time management
- It promotes effective communication in teams and organisations
- It increases enthusiasm, self-confidence and drive in individuals and the organisations that they work in
- It encourages goal setting and accountability, thereby increasing productivity
- It promotes better team work and relationships, thereby increasing productivity
- It promotes effective decision making by leadership and in organisations
- It promotes development of management and leadership competencies
- It creates a safe space for individual and organisational growth and learning
- Improved life/work balance
How it works:
- A chemistry session is held free of charge. The coaching process is explained and any questions are answered
- Usually 10 – 12 sessions. Coaching can be stopped at any time by either the coach or the coachee or their organisation/sponsor
- Coaching sessions are at intervals as agreed
- The coachee sets the agenda for coaching
- Telephone and email support is welcomed between sessions. Such conversations are limited to 10 minutes or so
- A variety of self-assessment tools may be used
- Assessments and 360-degree feedback reports may be incorporated
- Three way meetings may be held between the coachee, their leader and the coach
- Telephonic 180-degree input from colleagues may be obtained and report back is done to the coachee about this
- Anything discussed in coaching is confidential and may only be disclosed to third parties with the consent of the coachee
Coaching inspires people to maximise potential, learning and awareness. It is the client’s responsibility to get results. The coach’s responsibility is to create space to uncover, clarify and align with what the client wants to achieve, elicit client generated solutions and strategies and hold the client responsible and accountable.
I am currently a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF). I am accredited at the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) level . I adhere to the ICF's code of ethics, which is available on the ICF Website.
I am a registered coach and member of COMENSA (Coaches and Mentors of South Africa) and adhere to their code of ethics, which is available on their website.