These days, a growing number of managers, executives and those keen about career growth are turning towards business coaches. Good result-oriented coaches are in great demand for providing personally tailored programs for individual and group development in any corporate set up. Amidst these circumstances, it becomes all the more important for HR managers to get trained as real-time coaches for not missing out on the next evolution of their management potential in the form of business coaches.
- Coaching can be described as a professional and customized delivery platform and an effective alternative to training. It is of course a form or training, but it is dealt with in a light-hearted approach, working towards real results rather than theoretical assumptions, flow charts, statistics and graph that produce no reasonable result. These days, training has become an outdated concept, especially with people who are managers for a long time and people who are constantly on move with their careers. In these cases, the role of a coach is to closely work with them to design the training programs in the required skill areas, besides suggesting the appropriate behavioral changes required for growth. To be successful, every coach needs to be clear about his/her competencies to strike the bottom line. After measuring the bottom line, a sufficient support must be provided for change and growth. Once again, the progress needs to be measured at every stage to determine the impact of coaching.
- A successful coach works out of the circle of your need. He silently monitors and makes you realize what is happening to your project exactly. He notes your weakness behind his brains and indirectly makes you clear it for better without directly telling it to you. You may not feel that they are doing any good work, but a successful coach works from the under-wave psychology of your heart. He knows your heart and skills better than you know yourself!
- A successful coach is an agent of change in an organization. A successful coach does not bring in answers; rather, she evolves a system and develops a process for helping her clients discover the answers for themselves. The basic of success in a coaching program is the cooperation by the client. To a great part, this depends upon winning their confidence and proving your credibility and reliability. In addition to your experience and expertise, a strong commitment to personal values can go a long way in influencing your clients, leading you to the winning edge of the coaching profession.
Terri Levine, The Guru of Coaching SM, is a master certified coach and the best-selling author of many books including Stop Managing Start Coaching. Terri also founded The Coaching Institute and is a keynote speaker for organizations around the world.