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In House Coaching:

Step Two: Participation


Step Two: Participation

A. Implement recruitment strategies

B. Match coaches and coaches

A. Implement recruitment strategies

Generally employees understand the overall value of coaching; however, to ask potential coaches to donate their time to coach requires some “in-house marketing.”  Potential participants may need to have the benefits for coaches, coachees, and the organization clearly delineated.   Some organizations recruit participants with flyers or posters, brown bag introductory meetings, leadership encouragement, and a variety of other recruitment strategies implemented by the program coordinator and the steering committee.

B. Match coaches and coaches

The program coordinator and the steering committee must clearly define a process of matching coaches with coachees.  Although there are many ways to do this, here is one straight forward four-step process:

  1. Coaches complete a simple bio that includes positions held and three personal work-related strengths that they feel are relevant.

  2. The coachees review the bios and indicate their two top choices.

  3. The program coordinator consults with the coachee’s superior and a coach is selected.

  4. Coachees should be matched with coaches outside of the coachee’s office.

 

Note: Matching a coachee with a coach within the same chain of command may cause conflict.

Of course some coach and coachee matchups will not work.  In such cases the program coordinator should intervene and if the coaching relationship can’t be revised, it should be terminated and the coachee reassigned.

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