A report by the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) in 2011 stated that, "Coaching continues to be one of the most powerful and cost effective ways of developing individual and organisational performance".
A coaching culture in the workplace is generally considered a positive move in today's climate; however, this means different things to different people. Here are some examples of the organisations we have supported in their quest to develop a strong coaching culture.
From senior leaders to practitioners throughout the Scottish Children's Reporters Administration (SCRA), employees engaged in growing a coaching culture.
The ILM level 7 qualification in Executive Coaching and Mentoring was initially delivered to a group of senior and strategic leaders. Having witnessed the benefits and values of the coaching approach first hand, this prompted leaders in OD & HR to commission a series of focus groups which would inform the design of a short, needs-led training course for managers and senior practitioners. The Coaching Approaches training course was delivered to two groups of staff from across Scotland.
The Buccleuch organisation is a diverse enterprise focused on all aspects of appropriate land use. Acorn Principle has delivered Executive Coaching to their business leaders and heads of service and Performance Coaching for managers and teams; this supports a coaching culture throughout the organisation.
"Buccleuch have used Acorn Principle Plus since 2004 and have been very pleased with the range of coaching services they have provided to us. This has included executive coaching and training in relation to coaching.
They have a professional approach and are quick to understand the particular requirements of each situation". Kathryn Barclay, Head of HR.