How Managers and Leaders are using Coach-like Conversations to Impact Organizations

by Coaching Out of the Box
How Managers and Leaders are using Coach-like Conversations to Impact Organizations

I wanted to let you know about another coaching resource: The STaR Coaches Show. This is a series of podcasts, nearly 100 shows strong, that feature coaching experts on a wide variety of topics. I was recently invited as a guest to talk about Creating Organizational Impact Through Coaching Conversations, Episode #94.

You can listen to this podcast here.

In this podcast I share our experience working with three organizations to illustrate how leaders and managers are using coaching within their organizations to address challenges and, quite literally, transform individuals and teams. These are real organizations dealing with real challenges. In the podcast you’ll learn more about how and why these organizations turned to coaching and the results they achieved including;

  • Challenges being faced
  • Why they felt coaching was a good solution
  • The approach used to bring coaching in
  • Results being achieved

I also have a clarifying discussion about what it means to bring coaching to an organization. Contrary to what some think, this does not mean that every person must become a credentialed coach. Rather, everyone in the organization can learn coaching skills and have coach-like conversations. This puts the power of coaching in the hands of everyone.

Another important point covered is the ‘how’ organizations bring coaching in. I highlight three different organizations that used three different approaches; one primarily used external resources, another primarily used internal resources and the third used a blend of the two. The important point is that there are different approaches available and it is just a matter of finding the one that works best for your organization.

Regardless of the approach, the results seen are similar and powerful. These organizations are seeing improvement in;

  1. Listening
  2. Communication
  3. Ability to give feedback
  4. Conflict resolution
  5. Relationships
  6. Team communication
  7. Ability to engage in solutions-based discussions and promote accountability

Listen to the entire podcast here. Be sure to check out the show’s other topics.

For more about our work with organizations, visit our webpage, view our guides and webinars or speak with our Program Advisor.