Employee coaching is sometimes seen in a negative light because it’s often viewed as the first step in getting rid of someone on your team. While there is a negative connotation with coaching plans or performance improvement plans, effective owners and business leaders seek to help the employee perform their best and can do so by using the right methods.
As a business coach, I am often brought into situations where an owner or executive is plagued with team members who hold their companies or departments back from performing at the highest level. In these situations, it’s important to handle the situation with care and with the end goal of mutual success.
While it’s easy to point the finger as an owner, executive or manager, sometimes the employee simply is not equipped to succeed. In my coaching career, I have seen this many times and in these instances, coaching and training can help the employee perform to their real potential, can save the company from having to find a replacement and keep the company from possible legal action if they terminate an employee without proper cause.
The basis of any coaching situation is communication, and in my role as the business coach, I can help the owner or manager understand which questions to ask to get to the root cause of the employee’s struggles. Once you have a better grasp of the situation, you can make the appropriate plan to give them feedback, provide the right tools or schedule training to fill their needs and help them thrive.
In the section below, you will find a real world example of this coaching and learn more about my coaching practice. If you are in Upstate South Carolina and feel the assistance of a professional business coach can help your company, please feel free to contact me today.
Hi, I’m Mike Ungar, a FocalPoint business coach located here in the Upstate of South Carolina. I love coaching because I’m able to help business leaders achieve their full potential. Today, I’d like to just take a couple of minutes to share with you a quick story about a client I’m helping. A business owner with whom I’m working, came to me to discuss an issue he was having with one of his employees. The employee was performing poorly. We discussed the situation, what the leader was doing about it regarding providing feedback to the individual, and how we might help this employee with his own accountability.
The business owner put together a plan with the employee, working together with him to improve his performance, and today I’m happy to report that the employee is performing at a much higher level. If you are a business owner struggling with issues from marketing, to leadership, to sales, don’t put off tomorrow what you can fix today. Again, my name is Mike Ungar, a FocalPoint business coach located in the Upstate of South Carolina. I can be reached at 864-423-3413 or by email at email@example.com. I look forward to hearing from you in the very near future, thanks!