Coaching

Introduction to coaching

The concept of coaching dates back to the 1800s. There are now many definitions of coaching, but the coaching definition that CoachHub uses is one used by Grant (2003). Grant describes coaching as a result-oriented, systematic process in which the coach facilitates the enhancement of life experience and goal-attainment in the personal/ professional life of non-clinical clients.

The power of coaching has been recognised worldwide and is no longer a short-term tool for senior leadership. As former Google CEO Eric Schmidt put it “Everybody needs a coach. One thing that people are never good at is seeing themselves as others see them. A coach really, really helps.” Bill Gates also stated “Everyone needs a coach, whether we are a CEO, leader, teacher, basketball player or bridge player, we all need people who will help us reach our goals and give us feedback.” At CoachHub, we unleash the full potential of your entire workforce by democratizing coaching for employees at all levels.

Organisational Benefits of Coaching

There are many benefits of coaching, but we will list the key benefits coaching has for an organisation:

Leadership development

most common use case for coaching is leadership development, particularly coaching the soft skills leaders require today. In fact, 77% of top managers report soft skills as the biggest weakness despite training, whereas 85% of top managers who receive coaching, perform better than their peers in soft skills (Accenture, 2019; Ashridge Executive Education, 2019).

Agile teams

The most frequently cited activities for change management are classroom training, e-learning and face time with senior leaders. However, coaching activities are rated as the most helpful in achieving the goals of change management initiatives (Human Capital Institute & IOC, 2018). Furthermore, using coaching to lead an agile culture is correlated with greater confidence in employees’ capabilities in planning and executing change.

Employee engagement

The most frequently cited activities for change management are classroom training, e-learning and face time with senior leaders. However, coaching activities are rated as the most helpful in achieving the goals of change management initiatives (Human Capital Institute & IOC, 2018). Furthermore, using coaching to lead an agile culture is correlated with greater confidence in employees’ capabilities in planning and executing change.

Retention

Career development is increasingly cited as one of the top reasons why employees leave an organization (Work Institute, 2019,) In fact a CareerAddict (2020) study found that 82% of employees would leave their company due to lack of career development. Career development is particularly important for the younger generations. By offering a personalised coaching experience, a company will attract much more talent.

O’Reilly et al. (2014) actually found that employees who are ignored and neglected in the workplace are more likely to quit their jobs. In particular, when employees are not given clear guidance for skills or career development, they are far more likely to become disengaged and leave the company (Business2Community, 2020).Thus, engaging employees through methods such as coaching, is fundamental for strengthening retention.

How CoachHub works

Regular coaching sessions with a top business coach.

Enhance sessions by choosing from an extensive library of micro-learnings to complete between sessions.

Chat with your coach 24/7 in-app.

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Rosie is a behavioural scientist at CoachHub, where she applies insights from positive psychology, neuroscience and behavioural science directly into digital coaching programmes and an approach that drives individual and organisational transformation. She works as part of the in-house research and development team, the Coaching Lab, and contributes to the advancement of the science of coaching and behaviour change; in addition to working both internally with in-house researchers and with world-class external academic teams to design and execute groundbreaking studies.

Rosie Evans
Behavioural Scientist at CoachHub

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CoachHub is the leading global talent development platform that enables organisations to create a personalised, measurable and scalable coaching programme for the entire workforce, regardless of department and seniority level. By doing so, organisations are able to reap a multitude of benefits, including increased employee engagement, higher levels of productivity, improved job performance and increased retention. CoachHub’s global pool of coaches is comprised of over 3,500 certified business coaches in 90 countries across six continents with coaching sessions available in over 60 languages, to serve more than 500 clients. Our programmes are based on advanced R&D from our Coaching Lab, led by Prof. Jonathan Passmore and our Science Council. CoachHub is backed by leading tech investors, including Sofina, SoftBank Vision Fund 2, Molten Ventures, Speedinvest, HV Capital, Partech and Silicon Valley Bank/SVB Capital. In September 2021, CoachHub acquired French digital coaching pioneer MoovOne to build a global champion focused on jointly democratising coaching. CoachHub is committed to creating a greener future and is a certified carbon neutral company since 2022.
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