Coaching / Mentoring
Individual and Team Coaching
The main goal of coaching is to provide the Client with tools to increase his or her natural abilities to achieve the best results possible.
Coaching – our approach:
Coaching is a systematised development process to support the Client (the participant) in defining and achieving goals. Thanks to the tools selectively applied by the coach, the Client finds effective solutions, strategies of action and decision-making. The participant may identify specific competences which are his or her growth potential as well as has the opportunity to select and improve those competences ensuring effectiveness and success in action.
The goal of coaching for the Client is to improve the way of achieving results in areas defined with the Coach. Thanks to this process, Clients improve their efficiency and satisfaction of work. Coaching concentrates on the presence and the future, using information about the past as the basis for solutions best for the Client, which are later on to be implemented.
In this process, the Coach is a partner supporting the Client to make discoveries about himself and implement effective courses of action.
The process of individual coaching may concern any matter presented by the Client. The process begins with the participant defining the desired goal. Over the course of coaching, the appropriate steps are taken to achieve the goal – e.g. executing certain tasks, shaping new habits, developing the desired abilities, improving knowledge, applying proper techniques and models of behaviour. At the same time, the Coach helps Participant to deal with competing goals and with beliefs hindering the change.
The process of group/team coaching is aimed at improving team work. To achieve this, the Coach provides feedback on: communication, interaction between team members, the input of each member to the overall group result, the stage of fulfilling group task, the team effectiveness, etc. Group coaching is conducted in the course of regular working meetings of the team.
Clients’ benefits derived from working with the Coach:
- defining the most significant and clear goals for themselves and for the organisation,
- growth of self-awareness and responsibility for achieving own goals,
- understanding and increasing own motivation to achieve goals.
Mentoring is a process in which a person with considerable practical experience and professional success introduces an employee (a specialist or a Manager) to a new function or to the company and supports that employee in development. This process involves providing support, advice, and sharing both knowledge and experience. The objective of mentoring is development of competences and improvement of performance and efficiency of the person subjected to such process.
Who can be a Mentor?
According to historical records Mentor was a native of Ithaca, an old friend and teacher of Odysseus. Nowadays it is a synonym for an experienced adviser, guide, educator – embodiment of wisdom. Therefore Mentors must have considerable experience, long tenure, as well as skills and a professional approach to his/her Students
At PSI Polska we distinguish two types of mentoring: managerial and expert. We help our Clients implement foundations of mentoring into their organisation, to identify potential candidates for Mentors and to prepare them to serve this important role. We provide regular consultations and we help to assess the efficiency of the process.