“coaching” is the process of helping people develop their capacity to think about things (such as problems, people, relationships, customers, products, services, the future) in new and creative ways so that they can accomplish what they really want to accomplish. It is an on-going process designed to help the employee gain greater competence and overcome barriers to improving performance.
How difference coaching vs training ?
Training is a process driven by the trainer – he or she delivers to a specification. It is a directive process while Coaching is owned by the coachee, they define the outcomes and support required – it is largely a non directive process
Training focuses on raising or altering skills while coaching focuses on beliefs, behaviours and competencies
Why coaching is essential to ensure business / organization sustainability
Coaching has an enormously important role in the building and sustaining of great organizations and extraordinary workplaces. People who want to accomplish great things often get stuck along the way. Coaching helps people get un-stuck. Coaching helps people focus on the things that are contributing to their being stuck, and then move beyond them.
Coaching is the most effective way of developing your employees. It makes your job easier when your subordinates build their skills levels
Coaching expands people’s capabilities and therefore the capability of the organization. It’s that link to business results that is often overlooked.”
Coaching, however, appears to be difficult to do well — or do consistently, mainly due to time management at boh side.
A successful coaching process and experience involves several elements:
1. An individual choosing to be coached and making themselves “coachable”
2. A fully competent coach who is fully committed to the success of this person/group/team
3. Clarity on specific aspect that need to be coached.
4. A commitment to go through coaching session with discipline
A the end of the day, leadership is about spending time to select and develop the right people. To be an effective leader, you must invest your time on coaching, aside from completing your KPI, this is also your moment to communicate your vision and thought, to gain employees mind and heart share.