Forms of coaching include: business coaching, executive coaching, and career coaching
I am often asked the question of how coaching differs from therapy. Although both assist people in increasing their happiness and productivity in life, there are big differences between the two.
Coaching is a form of direct interaction that focuses on the development or deepening of a skill that is directly related to work, the workplace as a whole, or your position in the workplace (how you fit into the whole). Coaching is specific, goal oriented and directed and has measurable outcomes that pertain to performance, the workplace and life/work integration. While this may benefit the coachee's life overall, the focus is professional.
The goals of all forms of coaching is to develop and sustain professional advancement and performance. Although requirements to become a coach are becoming more stringent, coaches may or may not have licenses or certifications.
Therapy is a treatment by a licensed or registered professional who is highly trained in dealing with deeper issues of a psychological nature as well as concerns that an individual is contending with internally, within their family or general life. While some therapists may work using a model that is closely related to a coaching model, psychologists are highly trained to deal with mental disorders.
Hiring a coach that has extensive training in both, may be beneficial to companies to identify the best course of action going forward.
A major part of making sure your your organization is operating at optimization is periodic maintenance. What you need can and will change over time. Follow-up may include periodic assessment and potential tweaking of the plan that was initially implemented. WPC can help increase accountability, which tends to increase productivity. Increased productivity, in turn, can increase growth in terms of development, expansion and revenue.
"Denise is a fantastic coach! I learned a tremendous amount, and respect her greatly as both a person and as a coach. Can't wait to work with her in the future." -Division Lead, national company
First things first: You wouldn't have an organization if you didn't have employees or workers to make up the organization. It's important to gain an understanding of employee behavior in order to consequently understand the hows and whys of your organization. WPC will help to assess and evaluate what is currently happening and ways to address this. Individual employee characteristics may be assessed to determine job performance. We will work together to envision and assess what the next right step is to optimize your growth.
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Business and Corporate Consulting, Executive Coaching, and Development
"Improving business is an inside job"
Identifying tools, training and processes of your business is key to improving your business. WPC will help you with this identification through individual one on one work with employees as well as small group work.
Businesses and organizations can grow exponentially during times of reorganization and change, however, having an outside facilitator may help maximize the growth potential rather than result in a loss.
Through the combined use of feedback, advice and support, your organization can improve and maintain performance.
While coaching and consultation is beneficial for employees who underperform, it is ideal for leaders to develop the capabilities for high-potential performers.
WPC will help you take the next right action for your organization. Through the assessment and the planning phases, WPC will work collaboratively with you in order to think about ways to implement changes that will improve your business. Improvement is an inside job and requires time and energy. This may include training employees, developing job performance standards, incorporating regular group process meetings, developing workable and advantageous business plans, measuring job performance and working to develop more cohesive team groups.
Many times, organizations find that a team building session may be exactly what their organization or firm requires in order to help employees after a merge, to increase team cohesion or to strategize ways in which a current team could operate more effectively.
All organizations are made up of groups. These groups are living and breathing microcosms of the organization as a whole. It's important to consider employees at the group level. They are always changing, evolving and need support in order to develop as healthy and productive.