With professional coaching we help you to stand back from the practicalities of day to day issues and focus on those crucial strategic matters which will help you take the organisation or business forward in the future – vision, interpersonal skills and the qualities required of a leader.
For leaders, it is an opportunity to step back, review progress, consider external analysis and respond to the challenges faced.
So, what is Coaching?
- Coaching is people centred, it's effectively a conversation between two people, the coach and the you.
- It is about unlocking a person's potential to maximise their own performance.
- In a confidential environment, the coach uses effective listening and questioning skills. This will help the you to explore options to enhance your performance or to find your own solutions to any issues you are experiencing in your professional life.
What is the purpose of coaching?
As well as unlocking potential, it helps learning rather than teaching. Coaching accelerates your progress by providing greater focus and awareness of choice. Coaching starts by concentrating on where you are now and what you are willing to do to get where you want to be in the future. Here are some ways in which coaching could help you:
- It supports changes in attitudes and behaviour that can translate into more effective job performance.
- It can help identify barriers that may be preventing you being more effective in your role.
- It promotes individual responsibility for performance and development.
- It helps raise self-awareness and self-management.
- It can support you in dealing with a climate of rapid or continual change.
- Identify what motivates individual team members and create a more motivational climate.
- Use self awareness to create zone of influence beyond own team or department.
- Change role from operational focus to more strategic focus.
- Identify career development preference, such as technical or line management route.
- Improve decision making – particularly in involving others and communicating outcomes.
- It can provide you with feedback on strengths and area for development, this is supported by 360 feedback.
- If you feel you are performing perfectly well, coaching could help you.
How coaching works...
Step 1. Selecting a coach
Following a detailed conversation to understand your requirements, we will put forward three 'best fit' coach profiles so you can choose the coach you want to work with.
eras prides itself on the professionalism and integrity of its coaches and facilitators who are highly experienced, qualified practitioners. Working with your eras coach will give you the confidence to share your needs and help you gain the confidence that you are working with an empathetic professional whose aim is to see you progress.
All of our coaches will work with you to help achieve your goals, appreciate your objectives and help deliver the outcomes you require.
Step 2 The coaching sessions
Prior to the first session, the coach will call you in order to build rapport and agree the details of the first session. typically there will be six sessions and these can be a mixture of face to face and telephone / Skype. Coaching session take place at a venue and over a timescale to suit you and are usually completed within 6 months.
Step 3 Support Coaching
We recommend that you complete our 360 Feedback process before starting the coaching - and then again at the end. This provides powerful feedback and information for you to help demonstrate progress made on your goals and objectives. It can also provide an effective measure of ROI.
So, please talk to us to see how we can help with your business coaching.