The Importance of Coaching Individuals and Organisations

The Importance of Coaching Individuals and Organisations
Behind the success of any team is a great coach.

Imagine a football team without a coach playing against a team that has one? Which team do you think has the advantage of winning the competition? How do you think the competition itself would play out?

Obviously, it would not play well.

The team with no coach would have great difficulty assessing their opponents’ playing styles and tactics, as well as their own, as they do not have an expert that can analyse the game in wider perspective. Team members who have strong personalities would start imposing their own ideas and would start opposing each other. On the other hand, those with passive personalities would just stay in the bleachers, unproductive and waiting for someone to tell them what to do.

Silly, right?  Crazy to even think of playing a game without a coach.

The role of a coach is to lead, guide, teach and bring out the best in every player. They strategise and direct every movement each player makes in order to win. A team with no coach, would certainly manifest the following:

• Lack of team collaboration
• Undeveloped player/s
• Missed targets and objectives
• Lack of morale and team cohesion

These manifestations always add up to defeat or loss. In the same way, organisations and companies that neglect the importance of coaching would always exhibit less than optimal results. Having a great coaching program can bring about many benefits for your organisation and it’s employees; making your organisation excel in this competitive and fast-paced business era.

Individuals who are professionally coached will manifest the following competencies:

– Emotional Awareness: the ability to recognise their emotions and their effects
– Accurate Self-Assessment: the ability to know their strengths and limitations
– Personal Power: A strong sense of their self-worth and capabilities; having self-confidence; being assertive
– Behavioural Self-Control: The ability to keep disruptive emotions in check; impulse control
– Integrity: Maintaining high standards of honesty and ethics at all times
– Innovation & Creativity: Actively pursuing new approaches and ideas
– Initiative & Bias for Action: Readiness to act on opportunities
– Achievement Drive: Striving to meet a standard of excellence
– Realistic Optimism: Expecting success; seeing setbacks as manageable; persisting in achieving goals despite obstacles and setbacks
– Resilience: Perseverance and diligence in the face of setbacks
– Stress Management: the ability to work calmly under stress and pressure
– Personal Agility: Readily, willingly, rapidly and effectively anticipating and adapting to change
– Intentionality: Thinking and acting “on purpose” and deliberately
– Realistic Optimism: Expecting success; seeing setbacks as manageable; persisting in achieving goals despite obstacles and setbacks
– Resilience: Perseverance and diligence in the face of setbacks

- Stress Management: Working calmly under stress and pressure
– Personal Agility: Readily, willingly, rapidly and effectively anticipating and adapting to change
– Intentionality: Thinking and acting “on purpose” and deliberately

An organisation who has managers and employees who embody these competencies will bring about the following in their organisations:


• A culture of growth and productivity

• Optimised employee performance

• An atmosphere of openness and transparency

• A creative and healthy work environment

• Healthy relationships amongst employees and customers

Having yourself and your employees coached can significantly enhance your organisation’s capacity to have the competitive edge over your competition.

At People Builders we have a team of expert coaches that can bring out the best in you and your team. Contact us today for a quick chat to see how we can partner with you to coach you and your team.