Essential principles and practical ideas for coaching in the workplace
by Alison Haill
S is for success and strengths. Whether you work in a business or professional environment, a large school or a small business, the S-Factor puts success and strengths at the forefront of the coaching process, building confidence and creativity alongside developing and optimizing performance. S is for Solution-focused, Sensitive, Sensible, Stretching … many words that are central to the powerful process of coaching.
Filled with photocopiable charts and templates you can use, as well as fill-in pages for your own ideas, The S-Factor encourages you to be creative while reminding you of core coaching principles. As a coaching handbook, it helps and supports coaches in their first years of coaching as well as managers using coaching skills to lead their teams. The book’s focus is on using coaching skills in the workplace but there are also ideas which any coach can use.
“I think coaching is more effective than a course. A 2-day course is interesting but when I get back in the office I easily go back to many of my old ways. I worked with my coach over 6 months so I have changed my processes and habits in many way – how I structure my planning, how I manage stress and problem situations, how I approach new projects, how I cooperate with my colleagues.” UN, Conoco Phillips
“First we saw coaching as a professional development tool… Once we had experience of it, we were excited by the power of the coaching process.” SB, Newcastle Local Authority
“My coach contributed language, enthusiasm and inspiration – questions that made me think in new ways.” AS, Carlsberg Group