Check out the infographic by Bersin / Deloitte. As a coach, the two quotes that jumped out at me are:
"Rapid change in business and organizations means everyone needs to constantly be learning. More and more people are looking for the options on their own because they are not getting what they need from their employers."
"1% of a typical workweek is all that employees have to focus on training and development."
By Suzie Doscher
In the past two years I have been approached by a quite a number of young people who work for companies/corporations. These are motivated, smart, emotionally intelligent, energetic, driven young people. Their work place offers them training & development and sometimes even coaching, yet they are hungry for more than what the workplace offers.
When I work with them, the focus of our sessions has been emotional intelligence (EI), i.e., upgrading, fine tuning, enhancing and improving their current level of EI. But not in the general, intellectual sense of 'emotional intelligence.' They are NOT seeking the type of results one gains by reading a book, doing a training courses, etc. Instead, they are interested in finding ways to convert their intellectual knowledge into sustained behavioural change.
There is nothing wrong with the intellectual approach. Having an 'academic'/intellectual understanding is of value. However one-to-one coaching sessions give quicker and more sustainable results when it comes to changing behaviour, e.g., reacting differently, saying 'no' or managing a stressful moment effectively. Mountains can be moved with the proper support, motivation and encouragement one-to-one coaching offers. This personalized support is not available in a seminar, training or a book, where the norm is the 'one size fits all' approach.
Neuroscience in Coaching
I recently completed the advanced training for Neuroscience in Coaching (SCOAP Coach - Leading Brains Academy) and found it fascinating to have a greater understanding of how the brain changes when you change your behaviour. The most important point is that with repetition and practice, the brain rewires itself. The personal nature of one-to-one coaching can bring more sustainable results because each of us applies making changes in a individual and personalized manner.
Hopefully one day companies will recognize how much time and money they can save by offering personal development coaching in addition to technical trainings, feedback & assessments.
I want to thank these interesting, 'high potential' young people for finding me. I am enjoying being part of their path to further success.