Coaching
Coaching

What is coaching?

Coaching is a professional partnership that supports the achievement of extraordinary results, based on goals set by the individual with input from his/her manager. Through coaching, individuals focus on the skills and actions needed to successfully produce relevant results.

Coaching accelerates the individual's progress by providing greater focus and awareness of possibilities leading to enhanced performance. The coaching process concentrates on taking individuals from their current state of awareness and performance to an ideal state that aligns with business strategy to maximize results.

Who benefits from coaching?

Coaching is effective for individuals who are considered high potential and who are working to develop and refine their leadership skills. Coaching, for these individuals results in the completion of a specific, goal-oriented development plan.

Coaching is also effective for individuals who are valued by the organization but are exhibiting behaviors that are negatively impacting performance. Coaching for these individuals results in targeted intervention that actively involves the manager in defining goals and monitoring progress. The coaching engagement generally starts with an interviewing process to determine the impact of the behaviors, and results in the creation of a coaching contract that specifies needed behavioral shifts.

 

Establish
Focus
Identify Options
to Enhance Performance
Action
Plan
Remove
Barriers
Review and
Next Steps
  • Manager input
  • Assessments
  • 360° Feedback
  • Interviews
  • Data review
  • Develop coaching contract
  • Broaden perspective
  • Identify innovative alternatives
  • Explore unintended consequences
  • Goals
  • Activities
  • Resources needed
  • Timeline
  • Skills
  • Resources
  • Motivation
  • Evaluate progress against established goals
  • Ensure sustained improvement

What are the benefits of coaching?

Organizational Benefits

  • Gains in corporate performance
  • Increased leadership effectiveness
  • Enhanced relationships
  • Increased retention

Individual Benefits

  • New perspectives on challenges and opportunities
  • Enhanced thinking and decision making skills
  • Enhanced interpersonal effectiveness and greater self-awareness
  • Increased confidence in achieving personal and professional goals
  • Enhanced overall performance on the job

Our experience in partnering with The Edmunds Group has been exceptional.  They have offered expertise in all aspects of Organizational Development and Talent Management - Performance Management, Succession Planning, Cultural Assessment and Team Development.  As a growing organization, Allegacy is at a point where we must focus on developing the talent of the future.  It is great to have a partner who strives to understand the uniqueness of our culture and who excels in customizing their work to meet our needs.

- CEO, Federal Credit Union

Participating in executive coaching with The Edmunds Group has been a great experience for me personally and professionally.  I learned so much about myself and how to be a better leader.  My coach helped me develop more effective interaction skills, build a stronger team, identify ways to be more collaborative and think through many complex business issues.  It was great to have someone with whom to discuss sensitive issues and brainstorm creative solutions.  In today's stressful and demanding world, I would strongly encourage any leader to participate in coaching. 

- Vice President, Retail Operations, Consumer Packaged Goods Organization