Last week I was reviewing some on-line articles and one article “Top Companies are Guided by These Three Best Principles” got me thinking about how key communication is within any organization – virtual or traditional. As I write this article I am working with a client to implement significant changes in how the entire team functions at every level of the organization. Key areas that have suffered include communication and collaboration. The breakdown that had occurred was having negative effects on staff engagement, inter-departmental cooperation, and the quality of work performed. Employees were feeling under-appreciated, stressed, and frustrated. [Read more…]
Is a Coach Right for You?
As I have been growing my new business, I have been asked by many people why a person would hire a coach, and what I bring to the table that would benefit my clients. These are great questions and ones worth responding to… so I am taking the liberty to respond in this article.
What is a Coach?
According the the Sherpa Executive Coaching Survey, “Executive coaching means regular meetings between a business leader and a trained facilitator, designed to produce positive changes in business behavior in a limited time frame.” Sherpa also indicates that business coaching is the new term for business consulting, whereby the Coach works to develop a clients knowledge and skill. Regardless of which type of coach you want, a coach will facilitate a positive change on a set schedule in a limited time period. A Life Coach focuses on your personal life and relationships, rather than on business activities and business behaviour. [Read more…]