Coaching is a great way to support employee development in a managed, guided manner. A coach will support an executive’s or top specialist’s professional growth by helping understand the status quo, describing desired goals, and supporting designed actions to attain those goals. With clear goals and an employee’s self-generated action plan, there is a good chance of desired change actually happening.
As the partnership begins, the coach, the employee, and an employer representative will digitally sign an agreement on the desired goals. The development process must be tied to the employer’s business objectives while simultaneously driving professional growth for the employee.
Coaching objectives must coincide with the personal objectives of the person being coached. Often, the person takes the job and its requirements very seriously, but lacks the self-confidence needed for success. Sirje Tammiste uses Motivational Interviewing strategies to help turn the desire for change into action.