Integrated Coaching: Staff Program
Trouble in the Workspace
Few people would disagree that the typical American workplace is changing extremely rapidly and creating an overwhelming level of uncertainty. Tightening budgets place more and unfamiliar demands on staff. As a result, stress and burnout have become increasingly prevalent and disruptive to the workplace and home. All of this takes a mental, emotional, physical and even financial toll on workers and their families.
When people suffer from chronic stress or burnout they become inflexible and unpredictable, communicate poorly, make bad decisions, have difficulty seeing fresh workable solutions and opportunities, resort to unhealthy self-soothing behaviors, accrue more sick days and are generally less effective.
The heart of professional, technical and academic organizations, institutes and businesses is their staff. Their health and well being is crucial to performance and the bottom line. Even the most well-managed, innovative and responsive organizations face some stress and in the workplace. No wonder journals are overflowing with articles on stress management, and so many workplaces are choosing to invest in wellness, mental health and various types of coaching services.
What Coaching Can Do
While coaching can address practical, narrowly defined or superficial matters, the more profound benefit comes from work that takes place at a deeper level, allowing the client to reassess and gain clarity on personal and professional aspirations and goals, open themselves and adjust to the demands and expectations of new responsibilities, gain perspective on their communication style and effectiveness, build confidence, access more creative and innovative thinking, and make better decisions. In general, coaching can support staff to grow within themselves and bring fresh attitudes and ideas into their professional relationships.
Individual staff members who cultivate positive change within themselves, in turn, alter how they communicate and collaborate with their team members, supervisors, subordinates and others within the workplace. These people instill positive change in others. In this way, the seed of change from one individual helps to transform the whole organization. We’ve all experienced how the addition of one person can dramatically alter the dynamics of a group.
Some benefits from coaching include:
- Less stress and anxiety
- Improved work-life balance
- Better communication and collaboration
- More flexible thinking and behavior
- Better decision making
- Greater satisfaction and commitment
- More reflection and responsiveness to feedback
- Enhanced creativity and innovation
- More self-motivation
- More and better quality output
My Coaching Services
I work one on one with staff. Typically, the overall objectives for the coaching services are conveyed by the human resources. However, the specific objectives for each session are defined by the individual staff member, and the coaching process unfolds directly between the coach and staff member. Sessions tend to take place on a regular basis. Because the professional and personal are intrinsically intertwined, the content of each session can meander from professional to personal matters depending the individual’s unique needs and process.
Staff benefit from an objective, supportive, informal and safe space to reflect, assess and cultivate change: whether that’s adjusting to feedback, a change in their work environment, or promoting a change the individual staff member would like to see in him/herself or his/her subordinates.
I have a professional, technical and academic background with over 20 years of experience in international development and humanitarian response in Africa, Latin America and Central Asia. I’ve worked with international organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), consulting firms, research institutes, universities and the US government. I’m familiar with a wide range of work cultures and the dynamics of multicultural and multidisciplinary teams. I have personally experienced what inspires and motivates this type of staff in these types of settings. Both my coaching and energy healing have allowed me to relate to and support these professionals on a more personal and deeper level. For more about me.
Working with me
Each contract is unique and reflects the interests and needs of the company, organization, institute or business. Together we define objectives, scope, process and expected outcomes. I then translate this into a proposal for your review.