What is a Management Coach?
Often, those in leadership and management positions do not receive the skill set training to do their job effectively and to their potential. To the company, a manager is responsible for ensuring results. To ensure these results, a manager needs well trained, well coached employees which results in committed, productive and happy employees.
Unfortunately, the training that most managers receive is little to none when it comes to learning the skills necessary to manage a successful, productive team. Most companies do not have the manpower, the knowledge and/or the budget to provide state of the art management training.
Past training methodology has been that you learn on the job, you find someone that you can emulate. Depending on how much attention your role models placed on their own leadership growth, you may be perpetuating poorly executed employee relational skills.
While a manager ensures results, a leader is responsible for inspiring and leading others to change. I believe that a manager must do both: be accountable to results and lead to inspire. I also believe that within all of us, there is a leader.
A management coach helps bridge the gap between the technical management and life skills needed to run a team and the leadership qualities necessary to grow a team.
Through management coaching, I help low and mid level managers develop and refine the employee relation skills needed to successfully manage the team’s and company’s needs on a day to day basis.
I provide support, suggestions/best practices and accountability for you to reach your goals. My management coaching methodology is a hybrid of traditional coaching methods through questions, reflection and creative solutions as well as consulting based on my past experiences and resources, should these align with your goals and vision.
Coaching is where we tackle mindset challenges, become clear on your management vision and create goals/action steps to move you in the right direction. We identify where you are today, current gaps in your skill set and brainstorm ways that lead to better interviewing, coaching and strategic processes based on the coaching process.
In addition, the leadership skills learned throughout this engagement can be utilized in all areas of life. You become more confident as you become clear on your management position, how you want to lead others and the goals you set for yourself and your team. Your self-esteem grows as the leadership skills you already possess begin to emerge and actually work!
How Can A Management Coach Help You?
Develop the leadership skills within you by understanding yourself first. Become clear on your own goals to create commitment and accountability. We delve into your values, your stories and your belief system. Create a different mindset that better serves your goals and desires.
Be the “pioneer” in your company. Because managers normally just receive on the job technical training, a.k.a. managing results, the new skills and processes you create through management coaching will be foreign to your peers. We work through the process of shining your leadership light where others prefer the darkness.
Learn how to effectively manage your team through goal setting, action plans and accountability. Do you know how to create goals for your employees? Goals that are meaningful to the employee and the company, inspiring action and growth?
A team is defined as a group of people coming together to achieve a common goal. Create a vision for your team, working towards the company vision. Often, a team doesn’t understand the value and importance their job has in the overall picture.
Develop a “real” team, utilizing each person’s strength on the team to enhance your own. Often, manager’s think they have to “do it all”, the Lone Warrior syndrome. Playing on the strengths of the team you created improves productivity, employee morale and overall team spirit. Reach that common goal, together!
Acquire the best possible candidates for the job. Create effective interview processes, decide what you want in a team member and develop strategies to choose the right candidate.
Initiate conversations before they become difficult. Develop your leadership and coaching skills to know how and when to coach each level of employee towards their own growth.
Create meaningful and productive employee reviews. Strategize how to make this process more efficient and effective for both you, the employee and the company.
Team Building –
Understand the importance of and define the team culture as it relates to company culture. Define your “idea” team, create the vision that inspires action.
Inspire a team that works together as leaders. Once you become clear on your management and team goals, your team can work to their highest potential. You also learn who is not the right fit for the team and your goals.
Utilize the team’s strengths to “market” your team. Evaluate team strengths and create strategies to highlight those strengths as how they can best serve the company’s goals.
Brainstorm and implement tools that create more effective methods of tracking employee progress and growth.
Understand how to prioritize and communicate priorities effectively to inspire productivity and growth.
You Should Hire A Management Coach if…
- You are a new manager
- You want to grow your leadership skills
- You want to reduce turnover rates
- You are tired of getting poor results from your team
- You are sick of the drama that you have to deal with
- You lack the technical training to manage others
- You need to improve your emotional intelligence (EQ)
- You struggle managing a team
- You manage difficult people
- You receive poor management scores
- You want to better the culture within your team or organization
- You want to increase team productivity, efficiency and effectiveness
- You want to build respect from your team and peers
- You want to become clear on your role, why you are here and what you long for