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.

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.

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.

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.

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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

Leading Change – Part 1: The Truth about Change

Studies consistently show that between 50-70 percent of planned change efforts fail. Why is this case, especially considering the extensive amount of time and resources many organizations devote to getting change right? From my experience, it is less about what these organizations are doing, and more about what they are not doing.

Leading Change – Part 2: Build Your Guiding Coalition

A dream team. A volunteer army. A group of people who truly believe in what you hope to accomplish. These are the individuals you need to rally together to support you in your quest for change. They include other members of senior leaders who are good at what they do, credible in the eyes of others, and influential enough…

Leading Change – Part 3: Engaging Your Team

Companies with engaged employees outperform those without by up to 202%, according to a recent Gallup study on employee engagement. This indicates the significance of employee engagement in the workplace and the difference it can make between a thriving change process built on a shared vision and a change attempt…