Coaching is focused on an organisation’s key assets – its people – both as individuals and as team members. A coach works with you, using your own agenda to enable you to break through to new thinking. The coach uses specialist techniques to unleash your internal potential and helps you identify your ‘toolbox’ to better tackle the world. Unlike training or mentoring, which both teach people ‘how to do things better’, coaching supports the process of finding your own solution. Most senior professionals in business today know the value of their coach, and wouldn’t be able to negotiate the “bumps in the road” so skillfully without them.
Mentoring is external guidance and advice from a senior level source, usually with more “stripes” in a similar sector. A mentor suggests how you hone your business skills and performance, offers solutions and gives analysis and input on how to improve your business acumen. A mentor will bring their own substantial career track record and contact book to the table and will use them to confer with clients when discussing good business strategy and practice.
Some VivePoint clients want a blend of coaching and mentoring. In our early discussions we will evaluate this with you to determine exactly what you want and need. Sometimes this is a three-way relationship, sponsored by your organisation. Executive Coaching is of one the key investments that many organisations are now making in these tough economic times. Coaching has the power to spark profound changes at every level, by working with the client’s agenda for progress and helping organisations and individuals achieve business objectives through greater empowerment and clarity of strategic direction.
Coached professionals select and manage talent better, make decisions with greater clarity, learn to spot upcoming challenges and navigate them expertly and effectively – so you see results in a more effective team as well as on the bottom line.