Wednesday, August 11, 2010

How effective is your coaching skills program at actually improving coaching?

Lately I have been thinking a lot about how to measure the effectiveness of coaching.

If you take a brain-based approach, then 'insight' and 'ideas for action' are at the heart of effective coaching.

In other words, coaching is effective when people see a situation in a different way, and commit to taking a new action that creates change.

In this way you can measure all sorts of things, including:

  • How effective any coaching strategy is

  • How effective individual coaches are

  • How effective a whole intervention is

We are now starting to measure all our coaching projects on this basis, with some surprising results.

You can find a complete study here:

There's also a short video online about one of these projects here:

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