We passionately believe that coaching can benefit employees at any organisational level – it’s not the preserve of executives or those deemed to be ‘high potential’.
This includes technical specialists, and those whose career plans focus on their first steps into supervision of others. Remember: today’s individual contributors are tomorrow’s managers, so it makes sense to expedite their development before they take on these responsibilities.
To make this as accessible as possible, we’ve created the ‘Coach on Campus’ proposition.
Using this model, a WorkLifePsych coach is based on the client site on a regular day each week, month or quarter, with a schedule that is dedicated to that organisation, who then books in coaching sessions as required. This meets the needs of the organisation and its employees, providing access to high quality coaching, supported by flexibility and an accessible price point – all without unnecessary long-term commitment or needless expenditure or administration.
The benefits of this approach
Our coaches have experience across a wide range of organisational and individual challenges, augmenting their coaching skills with a deep understanding of human psychology at work.
By using the coaching psychologists from WorkLifePsych, organisations guarantee that they can respond to developmental queries in an agile and professional way.
The organisation has access to a coach on a regular basis, but unlike traditional executive coaching packages:
- There is no need to commit to multiple coaching sessions at the outset.
- There is continuity in the coaching team used, who can then leverage organisational knowledge and build effective relationships with coachees.
- Last minute coaching cancellations open up a slot for other employees without penalty.
- The coach can work in partnership with the HR function more closely.
- The coach’s onsite presence can help to demystify and de-stigmatise coaching.
- Coaching requests go through a single channel, maintaining quality standards and securing cost savings for the business.
Our coaches can accommodate up to five, one-hour coaching sessions in a given ‘Coach on Campus’ day and these days are purchased in batches of six. Of course, coaching hours can also be used for meetings with line managers, tripartite feedback sessions, or progress reviews with organisational sponsors. And ‘on campus’ days can be scheduled as needed to meet the demand for coaching.
This gives organisational flexibility with how the coach’s time and expertise are utilised, allowing them to respond in a more agile way.