Recently I had the pleasure of conducting a one day workshop on Communication Skills, followed by a half day workshop on Coaching Skills using the GROW Model for a fantastic team of managers at Hudson.
One of the most rewarding aspects of being a Facilitator and Coach for me, is learning about my participant’s personal experience of the workshops and the insights they have gained on their learning journey. Susan Young, who was one of my participants on both trainings at Hudson, posted her experience of the workshops and the coaching process on her excellent website The Language Of style, Susan’s blog post about her experience and insights can be found here.
For those unfamiliar with Coaching, it is a process that is highly supportive and that aims to expand the Coachee’s Self Awareness, while encouraging personal Responsibility and nurturing Self Belief. Through the use of powerful questioning and adopting the presupposition that the Coachee will make the best decisions for themself with the available information and resources at their disposal; the Coachee can come to their own conclusions about matters of personal importance.
Coaching is a highly rewarding process for both the Coachee and the Coach and is one of the most powerful methodologies for unleashing untapped or trapped potential in your team and your organisation. Coaching as a process is immensely practical, highly portable and transferable throughout an organisation’s business units, not to mention exceptionally effective in promoting action that results in tangible performance increases.
If your business or organisation is not teaching it’s people how to coach for success, then maybe it’s time you take action?