In today’s world of work there are so many pressures, insufficient resources, time pressures and deadlines, yet so many opportunities to make a positive difference. Juggling these factors is never easy.
There is real value in having the support of an independent person, from outside the situation, who by listening, questioning and encouraging can help you as you:
- understand your current situation
- clarify your goals
- explore options for moving forward
- design practical actions that really will make a difference
The Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) recognises the value of coaching and mentoring and provides many useful resources on these subjects.
Some definitions of coaching:
“The art of facilitating the performance, learning and development of another”
“A process that enables learning & development to occur and thus performance to improve"
"Helping someone to move from where they are now to where they want to be and to do this more quickly and effectively than if they acted alone”
"Helping someone to achieve by setting goals and practical actions to get there"