Steps to setting up an internal coaching programme

Four simple steps to setting up an internal coaching programme

Coaching is a form of development in which a person called a coach supports a learner or client in achieving a specific personal or professional goal by providing training, advice and guidance.

Coaching can be hugely beneficial for the individual being coached, supporting them to achieve both personal and professional goals through support, advice and training. Coaching also benefits an organisation in that it encourages a culture that values learning and development, and also can aid improved performance.

Here are four simple steps to setting up an internal coaching programme:

1) Identify who requires coaching. Identify individuals who require coaching, and who will be coaching them. Ensure that coaches have been provided with the relevant training and support.

2) Plan of action. The coach and the individual should meet to agree the objectives and outcomes of the coaching. This includes key targets, timeframes and an action plan. Once a plan of action has been determined, it is important that they any actions are followed up so that the coaching relationship is successful for both the individual and the organisation.

3) Method of working. The coach’s style will be an important factor in the success of the coaching for the individual. Ensure that methods of working are suitable for both parties involved. It is important, for example, to agree the best mode of communication, and frequency of reviews, in the coaching programme.

4) Measure progress. It is important to measure progress towards achieving the outcomes. Progress should refer back to the predicted outcomes, targets and deadlines that were defined at the start of the coaching programme.

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