Although the majority of companies are trying to implement workplace wellness, burnout rates are still high. As a result, managers and executives are turning to coaching methods to address it. Professional coaching is one such method.

The objective of business coaching

Corporate coaching consists in accompanying the coachees so that they can find by themselves the balance between know-how and know-how-behaviour, preparing them to face all possible situations within a company. Whatever the expectations and the field of study, the duration of the services is different from one case to another. The role of a professional coach resides in five fundamental principles, including teamwork, productivity, communication, rebound ability and trust, all of which are aimed at improving work performance. Certain methods promote workplace wellness, which is a key performance factor.

Company coaching, a one-off approach

The duration of the service in business coaching and the methods of accompaniment vary from one person to another. The goal of coaching as a short-term approach is the autonomy of the person being coached. On the one hand, so that the coachee perceives the situation in a different way from his or her own, allowing him or her to act accordingly. It is an individual accompaniment, of one or two sessions of 1 hour for example, in case of change of situation or upheaval such as failure, break-up or transition. The role of the coach is to boost self-confidence which is the key to success. On the other hand, managers and business leaders also need coaching and support to best manage the situations that concern them, including management, organization, anticipation and prioritization. In this case, the role of the short-term coach is to bring his or her expertise to the development and implementation of a given project, and to give the coachee a new vision so that the project in question is successful and effective.

When business coaching acts on the long term

Corporate coaching does not only work on a case-by-case basis, but can also be done in a group at the request of company managers, and can be aimed at a longer period of time. Thus, on a given theme, such as communication, teamwork, management..., the coaches will set up working methods aimed at optimising the sessions as much as possible. Generally, they propose a few sessions (5 or 6) grouped together for a duration of 1 to 2 hours depending on the case and extended over a period of time. If necessary and after evaluation, they can plan similar sessions dealing with the same themes to ensure the continuity of the method adopted.