embedding organisational coaching

Coaching In Organisations

  • Do you coach in your organisation?

  • Do you teach your managers to coach in their roles?

  • Do you have an internal coaching panel?

  • Do you espouse a coaching methodology in your company?

If you do then you may find that it is disjointed, is not measured or targeted, does not align to company strategy or objectives, is used as a form of reward / punishment, is only available to senior executives, is used as a life-coaching practice and many other reasons why it is not delivering exceptional ROI.

Best Practice Organisational Coaching

Would you like to understand best-practice 

management tools to structure the implementation and improvement of coaching in its various forms in your organisation?

At Paragon we have a proven track record in 

coaching forms in the business context, critically examining and identifying the most suitable ways of using coaching in an organisation rather than promoting and assuming a specific coaching form as the only correct one under all circumstances.

We base our Organisation Coaching Frameworks on the stirling work performed by Frank Bresser which provides complementary and different perspectives, building on each other in different ways and constitute an integrated toolkit. 

Bresser's Core FrameWorks

These first 4 frameworks give very clear and concrete guidance on the process of implementing and optimising coaching. 

1. Coaching success factors framework 
The first of our management tools – also called the “10 key success factors framework” for the implementation and improvement of coaching – will give you an overview of the most important aspects to take into account when planning, executing and optimising coaching initiatives. As the first framework, it will also set out all recurring key issues found in the following frameworks. It covers the 10 key success factors as well as three underlying factors.
2. Coaching value chain framework 
The second management tool provides you with a complete step-by-step guide to achieve best practice in coaching. It sets out all the chronological steps towards the successful implementation and improvement of coaching programs. In this way, it will enable you to fully think through the whole coaching initiative and gain / keep absolute clarity on the process and how coaching adds value. This framework explains the input into the coaching value chain, its output (the coaching benefits), the core value-adding process from input to output, the 12 primary activities and the support activities
3. Coaching capacity building framework 
This third tool focuses on an integrated and deeper approach to implementing and optimising coaching, by emphasising the common aim of all coaching forms: developing or enhancing coaching capacity / capability in your company. Whether this is as a means to achieve something else or as an explicit asset and skill to have in the organisation. From this perspective, you will gain a greater understanding of the essence of coaching, its dynamic nature and the human and cultural factors in any coaching initiative. You will learn more about how to make use of the scalability and adjustability of coaching programs. This framework addresses what coaching capacity is, what the key principles around building it are, and the steps towards making it a reality.
4. Coaching change dynamics framework
This fourth management tool equips you with a sophisticated framework to design, configure and refine all coaching program parameters accurately in accordance with existing and changing business requirements. It emphasises the need for mobility and flexibility of any coaching initiative within the continuously changing business environment. This framework increases your awareness of existing (or future) influences and helps you adjust and make effective decisions around your coaching program on a continuous basis. It explores in depth the scalability and adjustability of coaching initiatives as well as their dynamics and complexity. The tool covers the coaching design variables of any coaching program, the possible influences (internal and external; general and coaching-specific) as well as the best ways to configure the coaching variables accordingly.

Embedding FrameWorks
5. Coaching growth & maintenance framework 
This fifth tool will give you a different perspective on the implementation and improvement of coaching: Through a coaching gardening metaphor, this framework enables you to get a deeper sense for the right balance between organic and control management of coaching programs. You may also improve your systems thinking regarding coaching and better understand the requirements of continuous management of coaching initiatives and the need for patience and calmness. Finally, the gardening metaphor addresses the emotional part of your brain and will help you integrate and see more links and complex relationships. Speaking within the metaphor, this framework leads you through the process of planning your organisational garden, being and / or choosing good gardeners, and growing and cultivating thriving coaching trees successfully.
6. Coaching support & guidance framework
This sixth management tool provides you with an easy- to-use framework to assess your own limits of coaching literacy, identify your exact needs for further external input, make appropriate ‘make-or-buy’ decisions and get adequate external guidance and support on the implementation and optimisation of coaching in your company, if required. Through the use of a coaching lighthouse metaphor, this framework helps you reach higher precision, confidence and assertiveness in identifying and sourcing external support on the use of coaching. It addresses how to identify and arrange your needs, when to use external support (and when not), what kind of support is available in the market, and how to achieve the best fit.

Activating FrameWork
7. Coaching integration framework
This tool equips you with a synergising framework helping you bring any (or all) of the previous frameworks into optimal flow and make them one. You will find that the various tools will become much more manageable, clear and easy to use, as they will transform into one integrated toolkit. This last framework provides you with a still deeper understanding of the effective use of coaching in organisations. The integration of the various frameworks will put you on the path to excellence and produce the best results. Leveraging the full potential of this framework for optimal coaching implementation and improvement is the master discipline of this program. Through an energetic coaching approach, the framework sets out how to bring the frameworks into real movement, how to achieve increased conceptual and practical integration of them, and what levels of integration are needed to achieve true excellence.

If you want to improve your Core Organisational Coaching capabilities call Paragon Coaching for a consult.