Coaching and Mentoring skills are essential in supporting, nurturing and growing leaders. Both Coaching and Mentoring in the workplace are shown to enhance performance in individuals and teams and contirbute to an inclusive culture that drives continuous performance improvement.
Coaching is now regarded as a leadership fundamental and should be at the heart of how leaders behave, from corridor conversations with peers and reports to more structured coaching conversations and formal coaching sessions.
It is recommended that coaching and mentoring be an available skill to leaders at all levels in an organisation to bring about:
- Increased performance and productivity of teams and individuals
- Increased motivation in individuals to find their own solutions to issues and challenges
- The ongoing challenging of self-limiting beliefs and negative assumptions
- Enhanced confidence and resilience
- Broader appetite and ability of individuals to cooperate and collaborate with others
In our experience, we help support customer organisations to create a culture of coaching and mentoring across their organisation, through equipping people with coaching tools to form positive habits of asking more questions, staying curious, building trust and avoiding judgement.
Coaching enables leaders to have a safe space to think, reflect and give voice to concerns, be positively challenged, broadens their thinking and creates enhanced awareness.
Equipping managers and leaders with professional coaching skills delivers improvement in performance, productivity and people engagement. Doing this with professional coaching qualifications helps individuals to be equipped with the best practice to unlock productivity in their teams, build self-confidence in colleagues, and enable employees to re-think and tackle their challenges.
ILM’s coaching and mentoring qualifications are market leaders, with accreditation options for those new to workplace coaching and those looking to turn the workplace coaching experience they already have into a recognised qualification that reflects the latest thinking and practice.