What makes a great coach: Part 2

Great coaches help people meet their objectives, move forward and grow. People often think coaching is “psychology” or “getting into your head”. While having some ability in psychology is an asset, coaches are usually not trained psychologists.

What makes a great coach: Part 1

When we think about the skills of an effective coach, many things come to mind: asking powerful questions, challenging, etc. These skills are honed through training and experience.

There’s an optimal time to give negative feedback

There’s nothing like being told you’re bad at something, especially when the dig comes from someone you respect. Some, including my former employer, harangue you into believing that every piece of feedback is a gift—no matter how badly it stings.

Coaching “fit” goes far beyond likeability

Sometimes I get asked to attend a “meet and greet” before a coaching engagement, hosted by an organization, to see if the coachees “like” me. Many companies introduce several coaches to every potential coachee. When I talk to coachees, they report finding it hard to choose between the coaches they are presented with.

Stop Wasting Money on Team Building

Most corporate team building is a waste of time and money. I say this based on my 25+ years of research and practice in the field of team effectiveness. Seventeen of those years were with Mars Inc., a family-owned $35 billion global business with a commitment to collaboration.

Empowering Women in Leadership

ACCESS Employment webinar on “Empowering Women in Leadership”, held on October 9, 2018. Watch our very own Amrita Garg – Executive & Leadership Coach at Impact Coaches, talk about her own journey in the overseas leadership role and how she established her career in Canada. https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/1281094168088838669

Measuring ROI of Coaching

Recent statistics on executive coaching point to the fact that in the United States alone, organizations spend more than $1 billion per year on coaching services. What’s more, coaching is no longer seen as a reactive tactic to correcting bad workplace behaviour.

How boredom can lead to your most brilliant ideas

Do you sometimes have your most creative ideas while folding laundry, washing dishes or doing nothing in particular? It’s because when your body goes on autopilot, your brain gets busy forming new neural connections that connect ideas and solve problems.