21. Nov, 2017

The coaching topic again ...

Initially I covered the Coaching topic during my Digital Transformation Consultant education and did write the following post on 30-May-17 (http://www.rethinkandfocus.com/429718297/4854144/posting/mediation-versus-coaching)

Coaching is coming up again this week out of two reasons. Yesterday I did offer the school of my youngest daughter to lead a "Digital Transformation Coaching" club for the 9th grade students during their lunch break once a week. Following a simple process e.g. according to the GROWTH model (http://www.growthcoaching.com.au/images-2011/growth-model.jpg) is a prerequisite, as the kids are new to coaching (KISS = Keep it simple stupid). Some of the goals of the club are the following:

  1. Get up to speed on the digitization or digital transformation topic
  2. Share already existing experience and knowledge between the kids
  3. Provide some computer science related content before the subject is covered by the school officially (11th grade)
  4. Get in contact with local companies to understand their digital transformation projects
  5. Improve the IT landscape of the school according to the customer (kids) needs and expectations
  6. In the coaching mindset, let the kids formulate their goals and work out the required solutions on their own

Some more basics and background information with respect to the Coaching Topic:

The second motivator for me this week was a meeting with one of the leading and well known personal and executive coaches in Cologne today. She has 10+ years experience and we did initially get in contact via LinkedIn. As we did realize some similarities quickly, we decided to meet F2F today. A great meeting, time well spend 🙂👍. Maybe there will be opportunities in the future to do something together, you never know.

“Does coaching work? Yes. Good coaches provide a truly important service. They tell you the truth when no one else will.” Jack Welch, Former CEO of General Electric

"I absolutely believe that people, unless coached, never reach their maximum capabilities." ― Bob Nardelli, former CEO, Home Depot

"In a recent study, training alone improved leadership skills by 22%. When combined with Executive Coaching, improvement jumps to 77%." ― Fortune