Coaching is not something new anymore. Roots of coaching methodology lie in sports, cognitive and positive psychology, organizational psychology, conscious life style and constant personal development.
Fundamental principles of modern business coaching have been developed by an American financial analyst. At the beginning of 1970s coaching appeared in the US and later conquered the world becoming one of the most demanded methods both in business area and daily life. Coaching has been recognized as one of the most effective tools of personal and professional development allowing to raise efficiency and rediscover personal potential.
Coaching methods have been developed by combining knowledge of psychology, management, philosophy, analytics and logic. Modern world of business focuses on such key management areas as managing human resources, strategic planning, time management, holding negotiations, building a motivation system, making decisions, delegating responsibilities, managing conflicts and so forth. When these areas are approached through coaching companies begin to demonstrate a much better efficiency in overall business process.
Today's reality shows that BUSINESS is PSYCHOLOGY. Business coaching is more than just a technique that is used in certain situations. It is both a toolbox of methods to manage business and interact with people, and a way of thinking and living. Effective business coaching results in achieving targets, enjoying work and receiving satisfaction. The bottom line is both the company and its employees win. This non-directive approach stimulates high quality, training and satisfaction while achieving meaningful goals.
Companies introduce coaching in following ways:
Coaching approach has proven to be very effective and is applied in the majority of most successful corporations in the world including companies in banking sector, hypermarket chains, car holdings, health institutions etc. In the Russian market coaching has been implemented by some of the biggest companies such as Gazprom, Beeline, Sberbank of Russia and hundreds of other big and middle size businesses. Today coaching is a universal method of improving and developing business allowing to engage all company's potential in conditions of limited resources.
Being implemented in management structure of a company coaching delivers quick results therefore owners of companies, top managers, HR specialists aim to master coaching methods and use them in their daily work. It is well known that for a leader it is extremely important to ensure quick and efficient development of their employees' potential which naturally makes one of key competitive advantages of a company.
Today those top managers who have coaching among their professional competencies become a valuable asset. It is not hard to predict that in the future coaching will be a required professional skill.
Under this assumption coaching has been introduced in curriculum of many schools of economics, MBA programs and other educational programs for professional management and business administration.
Advancing their skills many HR specialists, business trainers and consultants as well as professionals of other areas study coaching constantly improving their skills and making coaching their profession.
All these factors have laid a foundation for designing Leader as a Coach Program. This program offers training to gain professional coaching skills which can be applied at work by top managers, HR specialists, and professional business coaches.