My organisational coaching experience has led me to the following observation
- People thrive in an organisation that recognises them and honours their strengths. They are more focused and creative in their work and more positive in their interactions with others.
- An astute outsider who asks the pertinent questions can sometimes see dysfunctional dynamics and self-limiting assumptions to which the members of the organisation have adjusted.
- People bring themselves to work. We take on a professional role but we remain recognisably ourselves at work as at home.
- For most people the ability to work cooperatively, to function skilfully within a team environment is a learned behavior. We are all capable of this learning.
- Employees and executives need periodic renewal. Work is often hard. My coaching is designed to help people renew and reinvent themselves, to find work and life more satisfying – to everyone’s benefit.
Coaching in the context of an organisation can involve working with individuals (executive coaching) or with teams. Customised coach training, either for an established team or for a group of selected individuals, can also be an effective option.