Creating Coaching Leaders

Organizations that develop employees are rewarded with high employee engagement, a strong talent pipeline, and a culture of organizational learning, among others benefits. As a result, leaders are expected to competently develop direct reports. This expectation exists regardless of whether or not leaders have had any training in developing people. Leaders are often promoted because of technical expertise and have had little, if any, formal coaching training. To supplement this skill gap, Everidian offers programs to teach leaders how to become competent coaches. We do this by providing rigorously researched coaching models, role-plays, simulations, real-time feedback, and action planning. Participants learn coaching techniques and then create implementation plans to start coaching intentionally soon after. By the end of the program, the coaching process has been internalized by participants and they are better equipped to coach employees. These programs are anchored in Everidian's micro-action™ leadership approach.