In a February 2014 Forbes.com article, Josh Bersin shared research findings which indicated that US spending on corporate training grew by 15% in 2013 (the highest growth rate in seven years) to over $70 Billion in the US and over $130 Billion worldwide.
Today, most experts agree that $2 billion of our economy goes into the coaching industry!
Internal Coaching is on the rise and the benefits can include:
- Cost savings
- Commitment to employee development
- Consistent growth
If you’re corporation is considering implementing or transitioning to Internal Coaching, here are some things to keep in mind when making such an important decision for your team.
Internal Coaches and Their Perks
- Internal Coaches understand your company’s culture, people, and existing roles. They are trained to strengthen communication or presentation skills, act as a sounding board when making professional or personal changes, and can be an invaluable “go-to-person” for career development.
- Internal Coaches aren’t miracle workers and they can’t force someone to participate in coaching sessions. No one can. Only those employees who truly want to change and grow will benefit from coaching, whether it be internal or external.
- Internal Coaches work closely with the members of your team, hearing from them and sharing in the dreams, desires – even failures – of others. Long-term relationships are often built which can be mutually rewarding as the coach develops new and increased skill sets, and the coachee moves forward as desired in life.
- Internal Coaches, though in-house and usually paid by the organization, work for the client. It’s imperative to the level of trust and credibility between coach and coachee that, aside from safety or ethics, the client’s interests come before those of the company. And 99% of the time the company benefits due to the resulting, successful behavioral changes made possible through the building of such strong, caring and confidential relationships.
- Internal Coaches aren’t always seen as ‘nice guys’ – at least, initially. Coaching should be guided by business needs and focused on behavioral change, employing soft skills to encourage clients to do the hard work necessary for improvement. Change isn’t easy for most people. But no matter how difficult the process, the best coaches know that the value of refusing to settle for anything less than what’s best for their client is the only way to produce desired results. And the client’s discovery of personal empowerment and confidence, along with the increased opportunities for growth and success these provide, can quickly put the coach in the category of “Game-Changer”.
The best coaching engagements are interactive and require agreements that are short-term and measurement-focused.
Coaching releases energy that shows up in motivation, initiative, responsibility, and accountability, empowering all involved to perform at the highest level of competency – and fulfillment for the individual and the organization.
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- Expand their potential?
- Realize opportunities for using that potential?
- Achieve more satisfaction in the workplace and at home?
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