Implement an In-House Coaching Program
for the Coach
for the Coachee
The most successful in-house
coaching efforts dovetail with the goals of the organization.
Below are some of the reasons that leaders may want to establish
a coaching program:
Enhancement – In
house coaching enables experienced, highly competent leaders to pass
their expertise on to others who need to acquire specified skills.
and Management Development --
Coaching encourages the development of leadership competencies. These
competencies are often more easily gained through example, guided
practice or experience than by education and training.
Coaching helps bridge the gap between theory and practice. Formal
education and training is complemented by the knowledge and hands-on
experience of a competent coach.
Development and Culture Change -- Coaching can help communicate the values, vision, and mission of
the organization; a one-to-one coaching relationship can help employees
understand the organizational culture and make any necessary changes.
-- coaching helps
new recruits, trainees, or graduates settle into the organization.
Identity -- when
younger employees are early in their careers, they need help
understanding what it means to be a professional in their working
environment. Professionals embody the values of the profession and are
self-initiating and self-regulating. Coaches play a key role in defining
professional behavior for new employees.
-- Coaching can
enhance recruitment goals by offering additional incentives to
can help remediate poor performers.
provides an encouraging environment through ongoing interactions,
teaching, and role modeling that facilitates progression within the
organization; coaching has been found to influence employee retention
because it helps establish an organizational culture that is attractive
to the top talent clamoring for growth opportunities. Coaching is a
tangible way to show employees that they are valued and that the
company’s future includes them.
for the Coach
coaching process not only benefits the protégé, but it also has
benefits for the individuals doing the coaching:
can renew one’s enthusiasm
requires the coach to organize and clarify knowledge
sharpens one’s interpersonal skills
can lead to a more personal style of leadership
leads to a sharper understanding of the concerns and barriers at
lower levels in the organization
increases one’s communication ability
works to create more personal and meaningful work relationships
provides a sense of reward and satisfaction
renews one’s sense of career goals and expectations
for the Coachee
The benefits of being a coachee are numerous.
For the coachee, the coaching process can result in….
the transition into the workforce or into a new role;
understanding of the organization and it values and goals;
work skills and knowledge;
personal insight into strengths and weaknesses;
concepts into action;
ongoing formal study and/or training;
workplace connections and a sense of belonging.