International Coaching Week (ICW) is an annual weeklong global celebration of the coaching profession. Started in 1999 by an ICF member to educate the public about the value of working with a professional coach and to provide them with first-hand experience of the personal results that coaching offers, it remains a key date in the coaching calendar.
The International Coaching Federation (ICF) say “highly renowned companies are realizing the effectiveness of coaching in achieving their goals. Major corporations from a variety of sectors, including IBM, Nike, Verizon and Coca-Cola Enterprises, have turned to coaching to increase employee satisfaction, improve output and strengthen their bottom lines.”
Coaching brings a shift in corporate culture that increases productivity by changing it from command and control to collaboration and creativity. It helps close the gap between generations by increasing engagement and encouraging progress that benefits all parties involved. Leadership is strengthened; communication is enhanced; listening is fine-tuned; and the overall organization becomes more effective.
With those internal benefits come external benefits. According to the ICF Global Coaching Client Study, “individual clients reported a median return on investment of 3.44 times their investment.”
The news is even better for businesses. Companies that use or have used professional coaching for business reasons have a median return on investment of seven times their initial investment. With greater demands and fewer resources, some businesses are now asking themselves whether they can afford not to employ coaching.
ICF coaching week and Kapow Coaching– what we are offering this year is an opportunity for you and your company to experience for free one of the following:
- 30 minutes of one to one coaching by phone or Skype
- One-hour lunch time Coaching Communication Skills taster webinar (1 to 2 pm, Tues 17th)
- 30-minute group coaching supervision via Skype (for up to 4 internal coaches)
To book your free one to one coaching session or to get details on how to book onto the Coaching Introduction webinar contact us direct on 01875 613 815 or