September 19, 2012

Coaching & Mentoring

 

Coaching and mentoring are increasingly sought after tools, accessed by business leaders and organisations eager to dedicate development time and resources at an individual level. Coaching and mentoring drives sustained improvement and adds value to personal goals, business opportunities and results.

Organisations are finding that this form of development is both good for business and employees.

As Brisbane based coaches and mentors, the CoachStation team have been engaged by dozens of organisations and assisted clients numbering in the hundreds. We have been able to assist business in leadership skills; management capability; team development; communication issues; recruitment assistance; cultural development; relationship building and many other key needs.

In my professional career and personal life I have met a number of endearing and wonderful people. Steve is one of these. He has a great understanding and knowledge of leadership, coaching, and change management. More importantly, Steve holds and delivers a rare gift in helping others, whether as an individual or a team, to achieve their best. He has had a profound impact on my personal, professional and business development, which has led to significant improvement in business activity and results. I highly recommend anyone to contact and engage with Steve to undertake a unique journey that will lead you to understand your business better and grow as an individual and organisation – Executive Manager, RACQ

Benefits and improvement is seen in areas such as: improved performance; better client and customer service; increased confidence; effective leadership; enhanced relationships; succession planning and increased goal achievement. Additionally, coaching and personal development improves self-esteem, self-awareness and other attributes. This growth provides a stronger platform for you to succeed at work and at home.

CoachStation: Coaching and Mentoring Process

Click the graphic to open a PDF version of the CoachStation Coaching and Mentoring Process

Why engage CoachStation for leadership and business coaching and mentoring?

Business coaching increases opportunity for you to develop greater awareness and find solutions through facilitated discussions. As well as in coaching, we use our extensive business experience to provide our clients with relevant examples and insights to guide you to reach your potential. Crucially, the ability to apply change and take action through your own decisions will make the difference.

Why is coaching the best tool for people to make such a significant difference in business and in their personal life? Our own experiences and the ‘Sherpa Guide’ coaching book provide clarity regarding the power of coaching as a personal and professional development tool:

    • Leadership can be lonely: leaders often feel isolated, unable or unwilling to share information with team members. Additionally, leaders can feel as though they need to have all the answers and can be quite stressful.

 

    • Coaching encourages clients to understand themselves: the CoachStation Coaching model works through the coachees situation, identifying development areas and opportunities for growth and improvement. Tools such as StrengthsFinder and Values Assessments identify and develop innate strengths. We use many different resources, all designed as triggers for self-awareness, discussion-points, action and clarity. Targeted and indivualised programs focus on the ‘right’ area which will provide the most benefit.

 

    • Coaching enables honesty: In the workplace employees are often allowed to avoid confrontation. They sidestep challenges, procrastinate and sometimes actively or passively refuse to address things that matter the most – few people like confrontation, but when avoided problems continue to build.

 

    • Coaching supports change: During inductions, for newly promoted staff and other business change can be supported through coaching and the commitment to develop each individuals skills and competencies.

 

    • Coaching develops self: leading to confidence and strength in developing others, a critical step in a leaders development.

Every client has a unique situation, personality, values and beliefs. CoachStation primarily works within the workplace, personal, leadership and business coaching sectors. We focus on developmental, situational and remedial development and improvement. Through a structured program you will see and feel a difference…and so will those around you.

CoachStation Coaching Leadership and Accountability_REOWM

Click on the CoachStation REOWM Leadership, Coaching and Accountability Model to open a printable PDF version

How will CoachStation business coaching and mentoring assist you?

Coaching techniques offer considerable opportunity and structure to the process of improvement. With practice and effort this will lead to permanent, transformational change.

Ongoing sessions are generally of 1.5 – 2 hours in length. Coaching is not therapy, although it does take some of the broad concepts and tools from these fields. A key difference between coaching and therapy is that in coaching the client finds the answers themselves. The focus is on transformational change, not the more simplistic, short-lived transactional based change that we too often see.

Formal sessions are usually face-to-face, which is most effective. Although opportunities to engage via telephone / video-conferencing sessions can be an effective communication and coaching method.


 

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