Coaching - Individual and Team
Problems versus Opportunities
Sometimes you just cannot see your way around certain professional and/or personal problems. You may feel that the answer is simple, but it still eludes you, or perhaps there is a conflict between what your instinct and your logic are saying? Either way, you are stuck.
To help get unstuck, and also to exploit the personal growth opportunities that such situations often present, coaching can be extremely valuable. Top actors and athletes invariably work with coaches, to enable them to meet their audience/performance goals consistently. Knowing when to get help is one of the reasons they stay at the top. Why should you be any different?
Coaching versus Consulting
Coaching (face-to-face or remote) is distinct from Consulting in that a Coach helps their client with the process of resolving a problem, but not with its technical aspect (i.e. the content of the problem). A Consultant, of course, is a subject matter expert and will, at least temporarily, take responsibility for finding a solution on behalf of their client. Though this distinction is important, a dual Coaching/Consulting competence is extremely valuable when the issues faced are time-critical, as is often the case. Iconda can offer this double competence in the area of Technical Field Operations, giving its customers the combined advantage of a Coaching approach – which builds an independent capability – and a Consulting one – which gets things fixed fast.
Team coaching usually takes the form of workshops focused on a particular commercial issue. The same general comments apply to team coaching as have been mentioned for individual coaching, though the types of issues arising and the mechanisms for resolving them differ in detail. Iconda often provides team coaching as a follow-up to training courses, thereby accelerating the integration of learned tools and methods by applying them to immediate, important issues.