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What is Peer-to-peer Coaching?
Some organisations have an in-house coach, usually someone from the HR department. This person tends to work with senior employees on the individual’s personal development issues on a one-to-one basis.
In-house peer-to-peer coaching is completely different. It is a way of solving problems collectively (which in itself has many benefits) that makes coaches of potentially everyone in the organization.
It’s a practical approach that answers the questions that keeps CEOs, business owners and HR managers awake at night.
How can I attract and retain the best people?
How can I tap into the innate creativity and potential of my people?
How can I create an environment of well-being and greater autonomy, where people feel valued, stretched, engaged and heard?
How can I develop leaders throughout the organisation with the skills to empower other?
How can I ensure that the stated mission of the company is lived out in in the actions of all employees?
Peer-to-Peer Coaching is...
It makes use of the shared insights, wisdom and strengths of each team member so that everyone is empowered to solve problems.
In-house peer-to-peer coaching moves away for the habitual tendency to opt for quick-fix solutions to a method of enquiry that involves lateral thinking, use of head, heart and gut reactions.
The participants trust that the process of enquiry and interaction brings insights and learning.
It is a learning-by-doing approach that quickly converts insights and learning into focussed planning, goal-setting and measurable outcomes.
It presents leaders and team members with alternative perspectives that create opportunities for new practices, attitudes and actions to emerge.
It is supportive and validating for all participants. In recognising a commonality in the issues presented. Each person is enabled to access his or her own resources and wisdom.
It is a practical and experiential process where leaders and team members learn new coaching skills that will support them to empower others throughout the organisations.
It is inspiring and exciting as leaders and team members discover new horizons together.
People feel their wisdom is being heard and their strengths are being appreciated and put to use.
Peer-to-peer leadership coaching has challenged my approach to decision making. Getting many different perspectives might seem time-consuming but it has improved the team’s ability to get more creative and effective solutions to many of the entrenched cultural problems we were trying to solve.
It encourages others to be more forthcoming with their views. This has improved our motivation and commitment to the achievement of agreed goals. I have observed a more energized and engaged team since utilizing this approach.
JOHN HALPIN/ TACONIC
Peer-to-peer coaching is helping us have more honest and open conversations, which leads to greater clarity around issues. This in-turn binds the team in a way that leads to greater action and the implementation of decisions.
ALAN LOONEY / THE NATIONAL CHEMICAL COMPANY
Stepping out of the operational issues that consumes time and energy gives the team more time to reflect. It also leads to more direct conversations as well as improving self-awareness around how we each contribute to both the problems and the solutions.
The trust created helps team members get to the core of an issue quicker. This helps the management team and direct reports handle greater volumes of output with a reduced cost. As a result sales and profit have improved much better than expected.
KEVIN MAHON / KLASSMAN - DEILMANN