FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT COACHINGConsider These Questions:
Because the demands on today's leaders are greater than ever, trust and effective team and people skills are critical.
- Do you or any of your team members feel isolated, overwhelmed and pressured to do everything?
- Do you and your team members understand your impact on others in the workplace?
- Are you challenged with difficult people, conflict and relationship skills?
- Would you like to increase your self-awareness, gain valuable unbiased feedback, and learn new behaviors to take action to make you a more effective leader?
What is coaching?
Coaching is a catalyzing relationship that accelerates the process of great performance. It is a nonjudgmental and confidential place to explore what matters… It is a skill set and performance improvement strategy designed to get the most out of the most valuable resource of any company - its people. It provides a clear, supportive and accelerated process to enhance the client’s ability to learn, make desired changes, solve problems and achieve goals.
What is EQ Coaching?
EQ coaching is an action coaching model for change that can lead to transformational expansion. EQ is NOT. . .“Being nice,” “Being emotional,” “Personality,” or “The opposite of IQ.” EQ is fusion. We are most powerful when emotion and thought work together. Emotional intelligence is the key to competitive advantage. Coaching is a tool that people use to increase this skill.
Emotionally intelligent leaders are more successful. Daniel Goleman, author of the bestselling book Emotional Intelligence, estimated that 90% of the difference between a “good leader” and an “excellent leader” can be attributed to EQ.
What is the coaching process?
The nature of our coaching objectives depends on the individual or organizational needs and objectives – every assignment is uniquely tailored to the individual, but often leads to improvement in these areas:
- Leadership Effectiveness
- Team Performance
- Communication and Interpersonal Skills
- Change Management
Executive coaching or phone training involves regular calls, assessments and other resources to support you and your team's unique needs and manage alignment with the organization.
What are the qualifications for Liz Plaster Companies' coaches?
All coaches are professionals with advanced, specific training and certification in coaching and Emotional Intelligence. Our coaches come from a variety of backgrounds. Liz Plaster Companies knows that the synergy between the client and coach can positively impact the experience. We have a selection process in place to work with clients to create the most optimum match for movement forward.
Who hires coaches?
You might hire a coach for your organization when you want to improve productivity, increase teamwork, implement new ways of working, or adjust to changing conditions. A typical coaching client is someone who wants to make changes in his or her life and is ready to take action. You might hire a coach for yourself when you are looking for a new job, needing to improve your management skills, wanting to increase profits in your business, launching an ambitious new project, planning your retirement, or dissatisfied with some of the conditions in your life and seeking a new direction.
What are some benefits of coaching?
Coaching yields greater effectiveness and results both personally and professionally, individually and organizationally by helping individuals:
- Increase self-awareness and self-management skills that are particularly essential in the change management process
- Align actions and behaviors with individual and organizational purpose and vision
- Strengthen emotional intelligence (EQ) by fusing it with IQ in such a way as to create a competitive advantage
- Enhance decision-making, team performance and motivation skills
- Improve productivity
- Implement new ways of working
- Retain and reinforce new learning
- Increase resiliency in stressful work environments
- Adjust to changing conditions
- Develop and strengthen leadership and management skills
How can the benefits of coaching be maximized?
- Build performance measurement into the coaching process. Evaluation of coaching should be designed into the process from the beginning to better set performance expectations and open up new learning opportunities for making coaching more effective while the coaching is being conducted. For example, coaching can be refocused to deal with issues or to ensure that business priorities will be met. In this way, the evaluation of coaching becomes more than just a measuring stick – it becomes a structured approach to deepen the business value of coaching and work in partnership with the change management consultant.
- Prepare clients in advance for coaching and don't force coaching on anyone.
- Provide strong organizational support for coaching. Individuals who are being coached should receive encouragement and support from their immediate managers. Also, coaching should be conducted in the context of other developmental efforts such as competency development, assessments, mentoring and leadership workshops.
- Allow each coaching relationship to follow its own path. A major difference between coaching and training is that coaching allows the individual to determine what works best for him or her at a very personal level. Coaches need wide latitude to help each client be more effective as a person as well as a business leader.
- Manage the entire coaching process to ensure consistency and quality. The content of individual coaching sessions are confidential, but the coaching process needs to be managed to ensure that the coaching clients and the coaches are following the appropriate process and leveraging best practices.