During one of my job transitions, I went from a 30-person local firm to a 5,000+ employee-sized global company. It was an adjustment to say the least. I was hired by Debbie S., my new manager. Although we had an immediate rapport during the interview process, little did I know how lucky I was to have landed with Debbie as my manager. It turned out that Debbie spoke to me a lot on a regular basis, she was accessible, she provided guidance and readily shared valuable insights and knowledge with me. It’s one of the best work experiences I’ve ever had in my career. At the time, I didn’t term it as such, but she was my coach.
One of the predictions this year is that coaching inside companies will spread. Human Resources can help make way to creating a coaching culture by helping managers become better coaches. What’s propelling this trend?