Build the skills of great coaching inside your leadership population. Develop a culture of coaching and ensure coach training, support and supervision is top quality, in groups and one to one. Be more curious and notice the lift in innovation, trust and listening.
If you are looking to develop the coaching capability of your own leaders, your internal coaches or your own L&OD team, call us!
There are three key ways that Clearworks supports STEM, Biotech and Pharma organisations with their coaching.
- Coaching supervision for STEM organisations’ internal coaches and L&OD teams
- Training programmes to upskill internal coaches
- Leader as coach: Developing skills and behaviours of coaching in leaders.
If you’re currently developing coaches in your organisation, you’ll likely be considering offering supervision too. Supervision will increase awareness and confidence, increase objectivity and build resourcefulness in your coaches. Coaches are telling us that 2020/2021 is taking more out of them than usual as they support pressured leaders through lockdown, and supervision is more important than ever. Put the oxygen mask on your coaches first, right?
Supervision can be said to have three key functions: normative, formative and restorative.
Normative focuses on the managerial and evaluative aspects of supervision like quality assurance, ethical practice and public protection. Formative focuses on the ‘educational’ aspects of supervision, such as developing knowledge, skills and capability. Restorative supports coaches in their practice to feel valued, safe to explore their work and sustain the depth of reflection that is needed to be an exceptional coach. In restorative supervision, there is a critical focus on the wellbeing of the coach.
If you are considering providing supervision for your trained coaches, please contact Clearworks. Sally Bernham leads the supervision team here, and is highly qualified to do so. Please read more about her here.
Supervision can be accessed in groups or 121.
Developing coaches and coaching
Developing the skills of coaching can be transformational in any organisation, but in the STEM sector, even more so. Releasing the need to supply ‘right answer’ and staying curious, can be a heavy lift for those who’ve always been measured on accuracy. Starting with the idea that there is a linear scale with curiosity at one end, and judgement at the other is a great place to start.
If you’re starting to develop coaching, you may be wondering what track to take. To apply for accreditation, to build a programme bespoke, to buy off the peg, to build something internally..
We’ve helped clients with any and all of those combinations, and the Clearworks team is ready to take your coaches and leaders as deep as you’d like to go. For some organisations, an introductory programme is enough to get cracking. For some, there’s a wish to build an ILM Level 5 or Level 7 coaching pathway.
Book an initial consultation and explore the ways that Clearworks can help you build a coaching culture.