Executive Coaching

Coaching in the workplace is not dissimilar to coaching on the sports field. In their essence, they both exist to enhance individual or team performance.

More companies are turning managers into coaches to improve business success and productivity.

Coaching has taken off within law firms around the globe, with the Law Gazette reporting that the top 100 law firms are now spending an estimated £ 4.5 million (around ZAR 93 million) on coaching annually.

In a relatively short time, ‘The Coach’ has come a long way from the being the person on the sports field unlocking star performance from players.

Conversations that inspire and teach, create vibrant working environments with committed and engaged employees.

Coaching plays an important role in developing South Africa’s future prospects through its ability to empower and build leaders who can unleash their own potential and thereby effect positive transformation in all aspects of society.

Strong leadership in the face challenges and global uncertainty is highly valued and
much needed in business today. Tal Ben-Shahar, highlights the role of leaders and the
impact of making small changes.

The fast-paced and ever evolving world in which we find ourselves has presented
business leaders with many challenges - often unprecedented challenges - that need
innovative and flexible solutions.

Do you want to bring about change in your organisation? Business coach Jonti Mayer
draws from his 20 years of experience to share some insightful and purposeful tips for
transformation.

Both group and individual coaching has benefits to participants but which style
of coaching should be used and when? Find out more about this tool and why
it is revolutionizing professionals and business.

Even those people who have reached their professional pinnacle may find that
they have areas that can be improved upon and coaching is the most effective
way to achieve personal or career goals.

Business coaching and mentoring is a personal and professional development
tool that is gaining popularity in the marketplace as more business leaders
discover the value of this profession.

Do you know how to set realistic goals and achieve them? As a business
leader you are required to help the business move forward and expand, a
business coach can guide you down the right path.

The global demand for business leaders is forcing employers to look for alternative
ways of sourcing management skills. Executive coaching is one tool companies are
implementing to fast track the development of new leaders.

Kathi Clarke owner of Building Best Business and an internationally-
accredited
ActionCOACH has won an award at the prestigious annual Business
Excellence
Awards. The event provides an opportunity for business owners and
international
coaches to gather and exchange valuable insights.

A new teaching and learning model known as 'life coaching' has been developed and
adopted, along with other interventions on pre-graduate level, to enhance personal
achievement. This research project has shown tremendous results.

Superior people management is increasingly being recognised as the way to deliver competitive advantage; and the way to make great businesses into brand leaders. New research at Toyota leads the way.

Coaching Circles are fast replacing action learning as the best way to develop
people and organisations. Organisations demand leaders who are adaptive,
intelligent and able to problem solve. Absa is tackling this issue by creating
coaching circles which develop managers through peer coaching.

Although a number of laws have been passed in recent years that look to women?s interests in the workplace a range of barriers to female career progression exists. Management coaching is one way of empowering women to advance their careers.

Executive coaches with a background and understanding of the business world are
increasingly in demand as evidenced by the number of people training to be coaches
and the number of companies that are employing coaches, says Dale Williams.

Many of today?s organisations attribute their leadership success to executive coaching, and it is now common for businesses to employ an internal coach for consistent managerial input, says Amy Johnson.

Can internal coaching be used as a cost effective and strategic tool to steer an organisation through lean times? Absa believes so and has just been nominated for an ICF Prism Award for its innovative internal coaching strategy.To navigate its way through challenging times, Absa is investing in talent.

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