Weekend reads with Medoo
3 articles on the future of coaching
At Medoo we’re interested in what the future of coaching might bring, because we believe that coaching is booming and its future looks bright. So, taking the advice from the tree below, we’re going to go out on a limb and enjoy the view to see what trends people see in the future of coaching.
The pandemic has dealt blows to people and businesses, across the board. In Why an executive coach is now a must-have for CEOs Emma Jacobs describes how more and more executives are seeking out coaching. They look to coaching to help them deal with the new challenges of the current work environment (hybrid work, high inflation), as well as the fallout of the pandemic on their staff (blurred work and life, anxiety, and depression).
Continuing along this line of thinking about the impact that the pandemic has had on people in the context of work, in 3 employee coaching styles and how they can benefit your business Lyndy van den Barselaar describes traditional coaching, peer coaching, and digital coaching and how they can be beneficial to a workforce and organisation. Lyndy also sees the trend that many employees are dealing with the fallout of the pandemic and reassessing their priorities. She believes coaching is not only a way for employers to invest in their workforce, but also as a way to better engage and retain key talent.
Thinking of ways to make coaching most beneficial to employees, in The future of executive coaching is driven by 360 data, Elva Ainsworth writes about how coaching can leave people feeling empowered, but that this may not be enough for organisational life. For coaching to have more impact in organisations, coaches must work beyond the individual and pull in other people as well as data. Using 360 feedback as input for coaching will help get a wider perspective of the situation, clarify the quality of the coachees’ relationships and help identify specific and actionable behaviours for them to work on. In turn, it will help coaches have impact not on just the individual level, but possibly on organisational and system levels as well.
We are excited to be part of the above trends: making coaching more available, digitising the coaching process, and bringing more data into the process. And we look forward to making these things reality. Are there any other trends that you see in the world of coaching?
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