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Coaching in practice
Examples of coaching objectives in the business environment
- Supporting the top manager : business ownership transfer, and buyer/seller interaction; strategic and tactical decision-making; overcoming the decision-maker’s isolation.
- Important career path changes (assuming a new role or resuming a role, fresh start, business creation, retirement…).
- Outplacement and market repositioning.
- Improving communication and interpersonal skills.
- Performance development.
- Defining management/leadership style.
- Resolving conflicts, managing stress.
- Strengthening self-confidence / assertiveness.
How does a coaching assignment unfold?
- It all starts with a discussion, over an hour or so, free of any commitment, just to understand your requirements and give you some tips. Then, the decision is yours.
- The prescribing client may attend this first meeting.
- The coaching assignment will comprise 7 to 9 sessions, over a few months.
Session will last about one hour and a quarter each, and follow a structured process, which the coach is responsible for.
- Often, concrete actions must be taken between sessions.
- The last session is an opportunity for the client to assess the work , and to consider “openings” on future prospects.
Three concrete examples