Business Coaches Do Not Provide All of the Answers
A Business Coach is Not There to Provide all of the Answers
It can be tempting for many employees to believe that when they first begin the process of business coaching that the coach will simply provide all of the answers they are looking for in order to achieve the desired objectives and goals that are the reasons for embarking on a business coaching programme in the first place.
Business Coaching is Very Different to Training Courses
However unlike traditional training courses in which delegates primarily sit back and let the course tutor impart all of their knowledge to their pupils, in business coaching the person receiving the coaching is a key driver of the session.
Rather than one way communication which will form the majority of a training session, in a business coaching meeting the coach acts as a sounding board and an instigator of conversation in order to encourage the individual to primarily come up with answers and solutions to the metaphorical obstacles which are holding them back and preventing them from fulfilling and achieving their optimum potential in the workplace.
Employee's Need to be Prapared to Put in the Work Outside of the Coaching Sessions
Not only will the individual have to participate extensively in the coaching session, but they will also have to be prepared to put in the time and effort outside of the sessions when back in the workplace to put into practice the action plans discussed. It is no use talking about problems and coming up with plans regarding how to overcome them if there is then no follow-through or effort to actually bring about the change.
This means that without employee commitment to what is trying to be achieved, business coaching will ultimately be a waste of everyone's time, as only those who want to overcome barriers and achieve their maximum potential will be able to do so.