Training and coaching are not the same thing. Training is where a knowledgable person teaches individuals with less knowledge in that field. Training is directive, meaning the trainer is the expert in the area of learning.
Coaching is non-directive,meaning the coach does not tell or instruct. It is where a coach facilitates enhanced performance learning and development in the individual whom they are coaching. This is the point after which most students seek a guidance counselor.
Coaching is not achieved by imparting knowledge but by using coaching methods that create awareness in the individual of their own skills, knowledge and expertise. Coaching can help motivate the individual to utilise the skills and knowledge available to them.
The role of the coach is to not only support and guide the individual but also to challenge them, this will help them grow not only personally but professionally.
At Simple HR we have our own qualified career coach, Kerry Lindsey MCIPD, AMAC. Kerry has worked with many of our client’s senior Management Team with visible results.
Kerry works with individuals to help them identify and develop their existing skill sets.
Developing and motivating your existing staff can only have a positive impact on your team. Give us a call today to arrange an initial discussion with our team.