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Coaching Culture - Can we? Should we?

Feb 03, 2016

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Research proves that developing an effective coaching culture has clear benefits. Coaching can help to accelerate talent development and realise hidden talent, leading to higher and sustained levels of performance.

A strategically aligned coaching culture, embedded within the organisation helps to develop good coaching habits, which then become the norm.

Factors that could be taken into consideration, when beginning to create a coaching culture, include:-

  • Strategy should confirm the positioning of the coaching, the commitment of resources, and the development and purpose of internal coaches. A clear definition, with objectives for coaching is vital in order to be accepted at Board level and positively received across the organisation.
  • The pairing and matching of the coaches to coachees is essential in the early stage development of a coaching culture. Compatibility and consideration of learning styles and preferences, to maximise quick rapport building is required.
  • Structured supervision to validate ethical coaching practice is critical.
  • Evaluation of the outcomes of the coaching strategy should take place, aligned to the business objectives.

Developing and effectively embedding a coaching culture takes time and commitment. However, the organisational and individual benefits will be evident.

For more information on coaching, please contact Mary Sisson or call 01283 707805.



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