What is Coaching
Coaching is a confidential and structured discussion aimed at enabling learning, actions and results in individuals and teams. Coaching enables individuals to improve their strengths, build upon their weaknesses and recognise their own resources and capabilities. Coaches work within an objective and structured process to empower the individual seeking coaching to arrive at their own decisions through direct and challenging discussion evoking thought and transformation.
Skills Team offer a range of coaching services to meet a variety of individual team needs. These services are offered as standalone supports or as part of a customised development programme.
Coaching is an ideal forum to address a range of issues, impacting on individual and team effectiveness, some of which could include:
- Enhance self- awareness, confidence and organisational profile
- Develop management/leadership effectiveness and interpersonal skills
- Create a productive and results focused work environment
- Take responsibility for own career development
- Engage with new organisational responsibilities and promotional prospects
- Challenge decision making process and encourage greater innovation
- Ensure success of change initiatives and creatively manage in constrained times
How Does Coaching Work
- Coaching sessions typically last 1-2 hours at a time.
- Sessions can be a stand-alone interventions or a series of sessions integrated into development programmes.
- Coaching sessions can be conducted face-to-face, via telephone or video chat, depending on the individual’s preference.
Range of Coaching Services
Leadership & Management Coaching
An individualised process that builds a Leader’s capability to achieve short and long term organizational goals. Coaching is personalised, customised, usually conducted one-on-one for a defined period of time and with a specific business purpose in mind. Leadership coaching focuses on enhancing performance for leaders at all levels.
Focuses on helping the individual moving from where they are to where they want themselves and their organisation to be. It is one on one coaching with an objective third party not linked to the Executives organisation. Executive coaching supports and develops the individual within the context of their job whilst allowing them to maintain their day to day responsibilities.
Peer learning in a Group setting which enables the collective wisdom of the group to emerge. Group Coaching is less about putting the individual on the spot and more about aligning the group or team towards a joint goal. Group Coaching is beneficial when there is change, conflict or misplaced goal alignment. It opens up accountability and can be used as a follow-on to training.
To help you appreciate the skills and experience that you have accumulated. Those opportunities may be through education, upskilling or networking. Your circumstances may have an impact – looking to move in your career but are stuck? Unemployed and want to get back into the workplace? Retired or redundant and struggling to identify where next? – enables you to view the bigger picture, recognise the blockers that are stopping you from being where you want to be and working a path forward to identify opportunities.
Coaching Skills for Management
To help you develop the skills and ability to apply the principles of coaching to your staff for effective performance and enhanced team building. You gain the key tools to building trust, facilitating self-awareness and drawing out solutions from your staff through effective listening and great questions.
Topics covered in Coaching Sessions
The topics covered in coaching sessions will depend entirely on your goals and what you wish to achieve.
Some examples of topics covered include:
- Goal Setting
- Communication Skills
- Building Resilience & Managing Stress
- Time Management
- Challenges & Effective Communication
- Motivation & Discipline
- Relationship Building
- Problem Solving
- Management Styles
- Managing the Team
- Confidence Building
- Performance Management That Motivates
- Managing External Customers
- High Level Skills
- Finance for Non-Financial Managers
- Managing Change
- 21st Century Skills
- Innovation and Creativity
- Decision making and Setting Priorities