Pioneers of Management Coaching and Training
Performance Consultants pioneered performance coaching at work over 30 years ago and still leads the field globally in management development through management coaching and training. It is the home of the pioneers of performance coaching who include Sir John Whitmore, co-creator of the GROW Model and writer of the bible of coaching Coaching for Performance, and Tim Gallwey, creator of the Inner Game.
Why Choose a Management Coaching Style?
Coaching skills and behaviours are so valuable in growing performance and people that they are the building blocks to all good management development and are essential for anyone aspiring to be an exceptional manager.
In an ideal world of management we wouldn’t need the labels “coaching” and “coach” because a coach manager = a great manager. The tasks and challenges of any manager become easier if they learn how to coach rather than direct others.
The traditional “I’m the expert” model of management is like having just one brain and one battery on the job. A best-practice “this is how we’ve always done it” model is like having only half a brain and half a battery. By adopting a coaching approach, managers can take a step back from the front line in order to harness the insights from all their team and tap into a supply of endless energy.
Managers who adopt a coaching approach are equipped to make improvements in all areas of business. However, our clients often come to us with specific requirements and goals for their managers. For this reason, we have developed a series of management coaching workshops to address each challenge:
Coaching for Managers: One-to-one Tailored Professional Development
We also develop managers through one-to-one Executive Coaching with a choice of some of the world’s best executive coaches. Executive coaching develops potential and dramatically improves performance by focusing on the manager’s individual needs, including personal growth and learning to set better goals, reach goals faster, make better decisions and improve communications and relationships.
This form of one-to-one tailored professional development offers fast-track management development and dramatic rewards, and is often used for the following reasons:
- role/career changes; managing stress, change, conflict or crisis;
- enhancing personal impact and performance;
- supporting a new appointment;
- accelerating the personal development of individuals defined as high potential;
- offering tailored development as a means of rewarding and retaining key staff critical to the business.