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 have a practice of introducing 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…

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.

Tip of the week

This week we’re sharing a tip around communication. Through our coaching work, we often hear about bad habits that people struggle with in the workplace when it comes to speaking. A common one is beating around the bush…

The Art of Coaching

Coaching requires technical skill. The technical skills are simple to understand but harder to master. We have all heard about many of these technical skills. They range from active listening to asking powerful questions to action planning…

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What does a great coaching look like?

Would you believe me if I told you that great coaching can take place in under five minutes? This is not to diminish the powerful effect. Would you believe me if I told you that great coaching can take place in under five minutes? This is not to diminish the powerful effect..