Many HR departments call us because they want to introduce a process coaching for some of its directors and in some cases, because it seems as if they want to improve leadership skills, communication and teamwork, have to resort to coaching. However, there are details that must be taken into account before hiring the services of these professionals.
El coaching, as such, He was born in America in the mid 90 and came to Spain in the 2001. From what a few years and the business culture in this discipline have passed much has changed and is now changing.
This is what was heard when someone commented about coaching.
Years old 2000-2005: “¿Coaching? Do not you understand? Are those who help you in the gym to train?”
Years old 2005-2010: “¿Coaching? Why? Am I doing something wrong? Does the company does not believe in me?”
Years old 2010-2014: “¿Coaching? Ah interesting! It was time to have a coach and to improve my skills as a manager / a. I am glad that the company believes in me.
However, although coaching is one of the disciplines that most enhance the skills of a manager or a middle manager, keep in mind that coaches come in all categories, as restaurants. I mean there are good restaurants, ill, fast food and cuisine, namely, que exista un local con una cocina y una barra llena de vinos no implica que vayas a comer bien.
Here I present some features that you should consider when selecting a coach for your business., if you work in the HR department or if you're going to hire you directly.
A coach must have experience in coaching.
This statement may seem trivial, but many people when selecting a coach, confuse senior management experience with coaching and I assure you is not the same. In fact, a former executive, will be a great mentor or counselor, but does not have to be a great coach because coaches are experts in human behavior to develop skills in customer.
A coach has a background in coaching and mentoring quality
But what is quality coaching? It is difficult to answer this question, however, a coach who has international certifications PCC or MCC by International Coach Federation, gives you extra safety with respect to the hiring of another that does not have.
A manager who has a master's degree in MBA, is more likely to be better educated than one that does not have, or at least equal, gives you security selection process.
The coaching process is completely confidential
A coach must understand that all processes, to make sense, must follow ethical parameters and the main point here is the confidentiality, since the nature of the coaching part of the overall trust between coach and client, and it rests on the customer, either a manager or an entrepreneur to open about all the challenges that his job.
Not all coaches are for everyone
It is very important that the client and the coach know and feel they have a special feeling. For this, I usually recommend the client to interview more than a coach to know the different approaches of different professional.
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Angel Martinez Marcos Executive Coach & Managing Partner Follow @AngelCoach10