Coaching is an essential tool for achieving business goals
A coach will come into a business with a fresh set of eyes and an objective point of view. They will be able to spot key trends and problems that maybe hadn’t previously been identified and come up with solutions and strategies to help you rectify these areas.
They provide focus whilst remaining confidential. They actively listen and have sound judgment without judging. Asking open ended, clarifying or inviting questions to draw out the answers that may otherwise lie buried.
They identify and work with a businesses KPIs so that employees are meeting them and if not, they are providing strategies and goals for leaders to implement within a team so that KPIs will be met.
Coaching is important for employee professional development
Business coaching typically includes exercises around personality and leadership style, and empowers the individual to better understand themselves.
In the world of work, you’ll be introduced to many different personality types and leadership characteristics, so business coaching is a great way to better hone how to work with diverse types of people, too. This will benefit the retention of quality employees and cut down costs on recruitment and training.
Investing in people helps them perform better
A coach will help leaders to combat the unconscious incompetence that may be a blind spot in a business. A business coach asks poignant questions that challenge a leader to think critically about the business and objectives for the business. They can then apply this knowledge to their team to maximise their overall team output.
Investing in an employee’s professional development is proven to retain staff.
@Forbes mention in their brilliant article about making strategic investments in employee development that when you strategically invest in employees, you attract and keep all the best candidates, and you also build a strong work culture unafraid of innovation, change, failure and success.
Coaching improves employee Wellbeing
Increases staff engagement
Organizations with high employee engagement outperform those with low employee engagement by 202% (Business2Community)
Employees who feel their voice is heard at work are 4.6 times more likely to feel empowered to perform their best work (Salesforce)