When would someone benefit from coaching?
Coaching can help individuals in many different situations. The 10 most frequent topics it addresses are:
1. Adapting to change and novelty
Examples: when starting a new job, integrating a new task or team, arriving in a new company or region, managing in a new context, etc.
2. Developing a management persona
Examples: to help a manager become a manager of managers, develop a global and strategic vision, learn how to delegate, prioritize and lead a change management project, be more assertive, etc.
3. Developing interpersonal skills
Examples: to help a manager who has difficulty leading a team, expressing their point of view or giving feedback, who is too brusque, displays anger or withdraws, etc. To help a manager give feedback, frame an argument, set limits, ask for help, engage different audiences, etc.
4. Achieving results faster
Examples: to better develop a clientele, cultivate new projects, network more effectively, make progress in a job search, conduct information interviews, use new methods, etc.
5. Responding to a perceived loss of meaning
Examples: to help people take action or commit to a new goal when they have just become unemployed, or conversely, when they have stayed in the same position for a long time and feel lost in a changing work environment.
6. Managing work-life balance and priorities
Examples: to learn how to stay calm, be organized, preserve balance, prioritize and set achievable goals when there seem to be too many competing priorities.
7. “Digesting” an experience, turning a page, starting over
Examples: to help a person learn from a difficult experience and regain confidence when they have not attained their goals in a new role (project management, team management, etc.), or when they have taken a risk and failed and now feel insecure.
8. Taking stock of one’s career and deciding on next steps
Examples: to identify all possible future career paths, to reflect on accomplishments and skills, to decide on next steps in the short-term, to change paths.
9. Considering a big decision: emigration, promotion…
Examples: when an employee needs to decide whether to take on a management position, a job in Dubai, a new project, etc.
10. Preparing for interviews or high-stakes meetings
Examples: when preparing to announce a difficult decision, conduct a delicate evaluation interview, discuss a sensitive subject in an executive committee meeting.