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Business Coaching

13 May 2014 - Gerald de Woot
Categories: Business Trend

blog_image:helles_13999726005371e2f893773.jpg:end_blog_imageIn an increasingly demanding world economy, managers of all companies - whether small, medium or large - and their teams need to be efficient, creative and bold to keep pace with the competition and to grow their business.

Having observed that all the best athletes have a coach to push them to reach and exceed their most ambitious goals, Gerald de Woot de Trixhe has gradually built up its Business Coaching services, aimed at business owners, company directors, senior managers and their teams. Business coaching enables them to develop their skills, do their job better, achieve greater levels of excellence and consequently drive forward their own business, division or department.

Bring Managers Out of the Cold with Management Coaching
Management coaching provides invaluable support for lone managers, especially with decision-making. Having an objective, relevant and critical opinion from a trusted confidant can, at such crucial moments, help managers to restore performance over the long term and bring positive results. Getting the support of an independent professional during management meetings or for crucial decision-making, for example, is one of the main features of management coaching.

Your coach works with you through every development phase of your company, being a start-up, growth, maturity, decline or even crisis.

Management Coaching: the Solution to a Range of Problems
Do you recognise any of the following situations?

“As a CEO, I sometimes feel isolated. Now and again, I would like to have someone objective at my side, someone who could take an overview of the company and with whom I could discuss my projects.”
“As a manager, I want to make my company grow. Regularly having an external adviser to help me define my future goals would be a great help.”
“In the past, the economic situation was easier to handle and mistakes could be rectified easily. Then, it was okay to make mistakes. Nowadays, it is much less the case. The presence of an ‘alter ego’ in management who I could bounce ideas off, just to get some reassurance and to help me make the right decision, would be really useful for me.”
“There are only two of us running the company. It would be great if a third, ‘independent’ person could join us during our meetings: a professional who could think things through with us and who would have the company's best interests in mind.”
“How do I organise a successor to hand over to without compromising the company, and how do I choose the right person?”

With business coaching you get access to an innovative concept that supports directors and managers in tackling all of their business problems (Strategy, Commerce, Marketing, Human Resources, etc.) the aim of which is the operational development of the company.

Just as with sports coaches for top-level athletes, our coach is a former director who enables managers to hone their skills. He understands you, he challenges you and he is the person you can count on to cheer you before forcing you to act. He will give you the necessary tools to become you were meant to be.

How Business Coaching Meetings Work and the Issues They Cover
In practical terms, management coaching works through regularly scheduled management meetings. Both parties agree between them how often these meetings are to take place, and this can change at any time to become more or less frequent as required. We recommend starting with fortnightly meetings.

Management coaching meetings generally begin with a brief analysis of all aspects of the company. The coach and the manager then focus on the areas requiring most attention. The agenda can be adapted to deal with any pressing issues, returning to planned subjects at a later point. Meetings generally last for 3 to 4 hours, but when pressing issues arise the meeting may be extended to take up the whole day, or cut short to one hour. When well prepared-for in advance, management coaching meetings can produce encouraging results very quickly.

The manager and coach will examine together any problem areas of company management. Management coaching therefore gives companies the opportunity to improve the quality of their managerial decision-making and to ultimately master it to reach the top.

How to choose your Coach ?
Temptation is big to seek for someone who has the background in your industry or shares similar history. The point is to find a coach who is actually different than you are so that he can open your mind and vision to nex perspectives. He will bring out the best in you and foster the changes that are important to your organization. He will help you to co-produce a plan and to implement these changes.

The coach abide to a code of ethics whose main principles are the confidentiality, the respect of individuals and of their opinons.

Get on the Fast Track to Success with Management Coaching


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