by Jayne Warrilow

How to Influence the Development of Coaching Cultures within Client Organizations

As coaches we have a powerful influence on our clients and the organizations in which they work. The coaching profession is evolving and in our fast paced, highly technological world we can add value by introducing our clients to the most potent organizational change process for creating a high performance culture.

An organization’s culture can exert a powerful influence on business performance. By “culture” we mean the organization’s unwritten rules, values, norms, behaviors and other practices that collectively define how work gets done in the organization and how business strategies and goals are achieved. Many organizations have attempted to change their culture in order to better meet demands for improved performance and talent management in a complex, diverse and global business environment. Leading organizations worldwide now harness the benefits of using executive coaching both externally and internally to assist leaders in their personal and professional development.

Source: iCN Issue 1 (Maiden Issue); pages 20-25