Coaching in Iran is relatively new, although in our world today it is a topic that has matured and is now recognized in large and small companies around the world as one of the important services for which funding is set aside every year. A service that is directly tied to the growth and improvement of people’s decisions and performance, but has important differences with consulting and mentoring.
There are different definitions of coaching, and people who have experienced coaching may also have their own definitions, so we define coaching both from the point of view of coaching professionals and from the point of view of coaching clients.
Coaching is an English word rooted in the story of Cox’s larger and more comfortable carriages, which were made in the 15th century by an unknown Hungarian chariot driver and were commonly used throughout Europe until the 16th century. Cox later changed his name to Koch, and even students used the same name for their home teachers. As you must have heard by now, the use of the word coach for sports coaches also quickly became common, which today is probably our first encounter with the term coach through sports coaches, but as we will discuss later, coaching and coaching It has spread to other fields and has many applications.
Coaching from Coach’s point of view:
Coach seeks to explore the opinions, ideas and mentality of the person to whom he has referred. Such exploration is not possible without creating an effective relationship and trust between the parties, so the relationship and trust is built during coaching sessions between the coach and the authorities, and the coach purposefully explores the topic and the interest of the authorities with questions, curiosity and intelligent feedback. Pay.
This is a method in which the coach does not give advice and does not tell the authorities what to do and what not to do. This is the path that both people take together and Koch acts as a guide to reach the right answers and solutions.
Coaches are professionally trained and are required to adhere to certain ethical principles. The coaching training process is time consuming and complex, which is accompanied by long-term practical experience, and for this reason, coaches are able to work professionally effectively from the day they receive their official activity certificate from reputable international organizations. Their education is fundamentally different from academic education.
Coaching from the point of view of Coachee:
Refer to the answer to a question. This question can be why a challenge or how to overcome it. This question could be how to improve the current situation. The question can be how to manage change and …. Whatever the question, it is complex enough that its clients alone or with the help of consultants and mentors have not been able to find a suitable answer.
Clients who have experienced coaching do not give up because they see its potential for great answers to complex questions.
Each small session is like a journey from question to answer. The question represents a situation or situation and the answer represents a situation or roadmap to achieve the desired situation. The coach is skilled in clarifying the current situation and the desired situation, and what happens in the coaching session between the coach and the authorities is to walk this path together, and the authorities will not be alone in this journey.
Koch not only builds trust, relationship, curiosity, and reviews and feedback, but also actively accompanies and follows him in determining the steps to move in the direction of change and reaching the desired point of reference. The steps are chosen obsessively because Koch even challenges them and evaluates and examines them from different angles with the clients themselves to make sure that the reference takes steps that, in addition to creating Change and problem solving are effective, the authorities also have the ability to take these steps.
You can probably get a good idea of the coaching process based on what we have said:
What is the International Coaching Federation (ICF) definition of coaching?
The process of collaboration between migration and referral in which the thoughts and creativity of the clients are stimulated in a way that inspires and the clients maximize their individual and professional abilities.
Coaching has different tendencies and is used in different places, including:
Coaching spiritual growth
What is manager coaching?
Executive Coaching is a query-oriented approach to the professional and personal development of managers that aims to create awareness and activities based on it and facilitate learning and growth. Its focus is on increasing people’s efficiency by helping them develop and maintain new attitudes and perspectives, skills and behaviors.
A coaching executive is a professional who works with managers and talented managers in managerial positions to help them increase their self-awareness, clarify their goals, and achieve their personal development plans. Discover their potential, and act as an influential manager or member of the company.
Benefits of Executive Coaching:
- Improve efficiency and increase efficiency
- Improving moral character
- Reducing backwardness in the career path
- Help discover talents
- increasing the self confidence
- Create new skills
- Increase the chances of achieving goals
Why Executive Coaching and why now?
An executive coach can be a great facilitator when you want to overcome an intellectual challenge in managerial and work decisions or when you want to increase your capacity for greater effectiveness and efficiency. Decisions have never been easy, especially in today’s complex, competitive, and information-saturated world where different aspects of our work, professional, and personal lives affect each other without our will. Manager coaching facilitates decisions, both individually and as a group and organization.
Few executives know how to make decisions. A high percentage of decisions are made outside the realm of human consciousness. Coaching and decision making in management science is no longer even a new creative method but a tool that managers make the most of.
Decisions make actions. Decisions are the answer to the usual question (what should I do next?). We take action to respond appropriately to others, environments and systems. Therefore, we must have ideas and ideas of various parameters and variables and evaluate the possible consequences of our decision before making any decision. We must be able to set aside all but one of the various scenarios as a final decision.
Decisions that are not imposed on individuals but are made by the individual or individuals themselves during coaching sessions. Decisions that lead to higher efficiency, order and effectiveness. Coaching has even more benefits for the group of managers or selected employees of the organization.
With scheduled coaching sessions, top executives can steer employees’ emotional intelligence in a better direction and experience stronger human relationships by building trust in the team and resolving team conflicts in the organization. Considering this level of efficiency that seeks to coach individuals, both individually and as a group, leads to greater flexibility and better results.
What is provided by the Executive Coach:
Coach is accountable to the client, his manager, and sometimes the organization’s human resources manager. None of the information exchanged between the coach and the client during the coaching sessions will be provided to his or her manager and the organization’s human resources manager without the client’s permission. However, in some cases, if the coach deems it appropriate and relies on the ICF’s ethical principles, with the coordination of the authorities between him and the direct manager or other directors, he may hold facilitation meetings.
The support of senior executives is critical and the support of clients will continue until the coach achieves satisfactory results.
Who hires Executive Coaches:
Companies hire managers who need to clarify or resolve some issues related to their current or future executives. Most companies today recognize CEO coaching as a way to invest in senior executives and people with high managerial potential. In companies, the presence of coaches is no longer a secret but a symbol of leadership.
While senior executives (such as CEOs or chairpersons) traditionally hire managers, it is common for companies (most of their human resources departments) to use coaching services as part of a human development program. Has been.
Young executives, in particular, face many challenges at the beginning of their management years that they have not even thought about, and helping managers or people who are candidates for management in the company means helping to develop human resources and increase the company’s profitability. In addition, coaching is used to correct behavioral problems and help people resolve interpersonal disputes.
When should a manager or company not hire a Executive Coach?
A coach should not be hired by managers or companies if:
- If they do not believe in the positive effects of coaching, they are not interested in feedback and do not believe in making changes in themselves or their careers.
- If they are looking for advice or recommendations that will solve their problems.
- If he chooses coaching as a last resort.
- If it is possible to pay the coaching salary that the managers themselves have executive experience or human resources and are also trained coaching specialists.
- If there is a discussion of team conflicts and human relations and senior managers related to the issue are not willing to cooperate.
What is the secrecy of Executive Coaching ?
When it comes to coaching managers, the whole conversation between coaching and clients is completely confidential. If a company pays for coaching services, it will periodically receive reports on goals set, such as resolving team conflicts, resolving issues related to promotion, and so on, but nothing else is shared without permission. Will not.