Xerox Corporation carried out several studies on coaching. They determined that in the absence of follow-up coaching to their training classes, 87% of the skills change brought about by the program was lost.
— Business Wire
I absolutely believe that people, unless coached, never reach their maximum capabilities.
— Bob Nardelli, former CEO, Home Depot

Coaching, essentially, is about encouraging and facilitating the changes that will lead to your desired results. It is about guiding someone from their current state to an improved, more desirable future state.

Today’s business environment is ever-shifting and intensely competitive. For managers, especially those in “middle management,” the business arena is particularly wrought with great stress and unending challenges.

Role of a Management Coach

The modern manager is expected to be strategic while simultaneously delivering on day-to-day operational details. At the same time, they are expected to be unwaveringly available to their staff, all while delivering excellent results and projects on time and within constrained budgets.

Crystal D Nett Management Coach

In today’s challenging business environments, these expectations of managers are often unmanageable and seem unattainable.

Management Coaching Benefits

However, there is a solution. A management coach can help today’s manager adapt to a perpetually changing business environment, improve time management, and balance the hectic dualities of work and personal life. With management training, both the manager and organization will reap the benefits of improved performance and focus.

Harvard Business Review lauds the necessity and efficacy of coaches, saying, “Many companies offer coaching as a prerequisite to proven managers, in the understanding that everyone can benefit from a detached observer.”

Rather than sending managers and executives to several seminars per year, which are usually filled with meandering lectures and filler talk, a company can save money and noticeably improve results through management training and coaching.

A coach provides constant guidance and feedback, helping both an organization’s productivity and employees’ ongoing career development.