Coaching provides opportunities to develop and retain talent and identify strengths and development areas for key employees. In the coaching relationship, the coach and the individual typically meet for a minimum of twice a month over a period of six to nine months. Click here to see an example of a coaching engagement timeline. We also offer short-term coaching engagements, called Action Coaching. Click here to learn more about Action Coaching.
The individual being coached usually completes several assessments including a personality/workplace behavior inventory and 360-degree feedback assessment, to determine and highlight areas for development. Next, the individual will begin a development process and progress will be benchmarked over time. The focus of the coaching relationship is to change and improve behavior. Throughout the coaching engagement, the accomplishment of goals will be measured to determine the impact of individual performance towards business objectives.
At Apex Performance Strategies, we have developed a five-step approach to coaching:
The flexibility of coaching allows the technique to be tailored to an individual’s learning style and their most pressing need for development. Due to this focused approach, coaching is a excellent return on investment for the training dollar.
Coaching is about building the capabilities of people to effectively contribute to the goals of their organization. Coaching can deliver sustainable improvement in terms of effective leadership, efficiency, decision making, teamwork, and customer service. In fact, coaching should be a part of the strategic plan for achieving organizational goals.
Some of the benefits to Corporate/Executive Coaching include:
- Growing "High Potential" leaders
- Addressing performance issues of both the leader and the people who interact with that leader
- Assuring success in new assignments
- Assuring organizational alignment
- Addressing re-organization needs
- Accelerating new leader assimilation
- Enabling cultural change through leadership action