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In House Coaching:

Coaching Benefits

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Why Implement an In-House Coaching Program

Benefits for the Coach

Benefits for the Coachee

Why Implement In-House Coaching

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:

Skills Enhancement – In house coaching enables experienced, highly competent leaders to pass their expertise on to others who need to acquire specified skills.

Leadership 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.

Education Support -- 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.

Organizational 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.

Onboarding -- coaching helps new recruits, trainees, or graduates settle into the organization.

Professional 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.

Recruitment -- Coaching can enhance recruitment goals by offering additional incentives to prospective employees.

Remediation—Coaching can help remediate poor performers.

Retention -- Coaching 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.

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Benefits for the Coach

The coaching process not only benefits the protégé, but it also has benefits for the individuals doing the coaching:

  • Coaching can renew one’s enthusiasm

  • Coaching requires the coach to organize and clarify knowledge

  • Coaching sharpens one’s interpersonal skills

  • Coaching can lead to a more personal style of leadership

  • Coaching leads to a sharper understanding of the concerns and barriers at lower levels in the organization

  • Coaching increases one’s communication ability

  • Coaching works to create more personal and meaningful work relationships

  • Coaching provides a sense of reward and satisfaction

  • Coaching renews one’s sense of career goals and expectations

Benefits for the Coachee

The benefits of being a coachee are numerous.  For the coachee, the coaching process can result in….

  • Enhances professionalism;

  • Smoothes the transition into the workforce or into a new role;

  • Supports understanding of the organization and it values and goals;

  • Sharpens work skills and knowledge;

  • Provides personal insight into strengths and weaknesses;

  • Increases career networks;

  • Translates concepts into action;

  • Complements ongoing formal study and/or training;

  • Stimulates creativity;

  • Builds workplace connections and a sense of belonging.

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