Coaching: your secret weapon

With so much change impacting industry sectors and employers, it is not surprising that HR directors are increasingly turning to coaching as a way to support their organisations.
Fiona Murchie explores some opportunities for readers.

Coaching: your secret weapon
Relocate Magazine Autumn Issue 2018
This article is taken from the latest issue of Relocate magazine, sponsored by AKA.
– the must read for HR, global managers and relocation professionals.

How do you create a coaching mind-set in your organisation and encourage line managers to have regular coaching conversations?Are you wondering how to embed high-performance coaching into your culture to help drive productivity and growth?The press is currently full of advice on wellbeing and how to deal with pressure and stress at home and in the workplace. Those of you managing global mobility understand the pressures of delivering international assignments and keeping business travellers compliant within a diminishing budget. Throw in planning for the challenges of Brexit and there are already several arguments for getting up to speed with coaching skills in order to lead an effective team.Building on our partnership with the AoEC, here is a taste of the support we can offer to keep you and your organisation in top condition over the coming months.

Coaching Skills Certificate

29 & 30 November 2018, LondonThis two day taster programme is the perfect way to take your interpersonal skills to the next level and start integrating coaching into your work. It will allow you to experience coaching at first-hand and you will get the chance to test out your coaching skills with input from an experienced Executive Coach and feedback from your peers.For those managing global mobility, learning some key coaching skills will help you to support outbound teams setting up in a new location or individual employees undertaking a new role, as well as helping to lead your business through transformational change. If you already have an interest in talent management and career development then an understanding of career coaching could help reduce the risk of failed assignments by utilising coaching skills to support relocating partners.If you want to take things further, then you can sign up for the AoEC’s highly effective Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching, which runs throughout the year.
More articles from the Autumn issue of Relocate magazine:

Young Professionals Coaching Skills Certificate

Spring 2019 (available to groups within organisations)Young people in the workplace can benefit hugely from discovering more about who they are and who they want to be in the future.Those of you already working with millennials and young professionals will appreciate the people skills learning gap after graduate training or for those new to leadership roles.The aims of this enlightened programme are not only to develop coaching skills but also to encourage and practice active listening, a truly valuable life skill. It will be hugely beneficial in developing self-awareness as well as from a professional development perspective.
The quotes from pilot participants speak for themselves:“The course has equipped me with the skills of knowing what questions to ask, how to effectively communicate with my direct line manager, and making work about others and not me i.e. focusing on how I am adding value to the team.” “....gives young professionals some space to reflect on where they are at in their career and how coaching and better communication in general can support them.”“For us it’s so important to grow into leadership roles so the earlier we start, the better.”
The AoEC have partnered with CoachBright to launch its Young Professionals Coaching Skills Certificate. It is aimed at people aged between 18–30 and is delivered by faculty who are themselves Millennials.To book places email info@aoec.com or call +44 (0)20 7127 5125 and quote RGAut2018
Relocate Magazine Autumn Issue 2018
This article first appeared in the autumn 2018 issue of Relocate magazine.

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