Coaching, in the past decades, has been considered as a remedial effort to help the poor performers and put those employees who are struggling to find solutions to their issues back in track. But in the modern world, those are not the only possibilities of coaching.
Workplace coaching has several applications in today’s world. Coaching aimed at developing the high potential employees, especially the executives, is growing in importance. The focus of such coaching is to help them develop strategies for better productivity, deal with workplace anxiety and stress, realize their true potential and harness the best out of it. In the competitive business world, were hiring and placing the right talent is extremely important, coaching can help in aligning the values of the individual with that of the organization. The recent trend existing in organizations is that the managers put on the hat of a coach and mentor. This practice is helpful because the manager himself will know the strengths and weaknesses of his team, at the same time the likelihood of bias from the manager-turned-coach could ruin the essence.
Given the growth in the coaching industry since a decade now, coaching is not limited to workplaces anymore. It is being extended to various other areas such as life coach, performance coach, specialist coach, career coach, business coach, skills coach, etc. All these types of coaching lay emphasis on facilitating the clients with creative thought-provoking process. This enables the clients to make the right choices, inspire them, maximize their personal and professional strengths, and improve wellbeing and quality of life. However, each type of coaching is different from one another since each segment is unique in its own ways.
Consider the following instance, a spiritual coach facilitates the coachee in deriving his/her meaning for life and happiness, by providing strategies and concepts for successful spiritual journey and helps in finding the joy that can be beyond material success. Similarly, a divorce coach helps the coachee through the process of divorce. Here the coach is different from the lawyer who helps in getting the divorce. The divorce coach guides the client through course like co-parenting, coping strategies, embracing new life, facing challenges, adjusting methodologies for children and parents, etc.
Though divorce coaching and spiritual coaching are less prominent in India when compared to the West, executive coaching is a growing industry in the country. Many companies in US have made coaching as a part of their executive development, and the one that ranks the most is IBM. We at Strengthscape specialize in providing the many types of coaching interventions.
Strengthscape, an organization focused in learning and development, offers two types of coaching and mentoring services. Firstly, executive or corporate coaching is usually offered to corporate and senior professional as a part of people development initiatives. On the other hand, life coaching is for anyone who would like to make a change!.
At Strengthscape, our asset is the 25 experienced professional coaches who have dealt with people from all walks of life. We, through our sessions, guarantee a change in the individual for the better. We provide individual as well as group coaching, both of which have their own merits and demerits.