Internal coaching in organizations creates many wonderful benefits. According to the 2009 International Coach Federation (ICF) Global Coaching Client Study, companies that use or have used professional coaching for business reasons have seen a median return on investment of seven times their initial investment. Individual clients reported a median return on investment of 3.44 times their investment. The most important topic of internal coaching is starting to qualify experts as coaches and showing what they can benefit from coaching.Â The article focuses on benefits of internal coaching for coaches.
A short time ago I joined a collegial coaching session, where I worked with colleagues on solving some problems at our workplaces. It was very interesting. While focusing on the collaborative development and sharing our professional knowledge and experiences we were able to help out each other and also develop an alternative behaviour and solution. What actually is collegial coaching (group coaching) and how did we benefit from this? Continue reading
Coaching is becoming one of the most effective instruments of people development. Coaching actually means a way of helping other people to help themselves. It is a professional guidance of an employee (the coachee) – by another expert (coach) for reflection and deepen the business-relevant topics in practice. The coaching methods generally aim to create an optimal framework for the development and use of new technical/methodological skills and expansion of existing competenties in a new environment.