InnoChan Solutions: How coaching can remove obstacles to profitability and success
TRAINING and consultancy services firm InnoChan Solutions was born out of a life coaching business in 2011 by Denis Coleman.
Two years into the coaching business he joined a mentoring programme which resulted in a broadening of the direction of his business.
The aim of the Carlow-based firm is to help businesses and people identify and overcome obstacles to success, he said.
The company uses a range of behavioural tests that measure emotional intelligence as well as behavioural and motivational preferences as part of the process and these tools are then used to help clients align themselves and their business processes to deliver success and profitability.
He also offers the new mBIT coaching process which combines neuroscience, coaching, NLP, emotional intelligence and ancient wisdoms to help clients align their internal intelligences (or brains) - gut, heart and head.
Here are Denis’s top tips for using training and coaching services:
1.Therapy: Coaching is not therapy: It is a partnership where the coach works to the client’s agenda. A Coach will not tell you what to do, he/she will allow you the space to develop your own plan of action and challenge you to implement it.
2.Power: It is also a very powerful process for developing an organisation’s capability to perform and sustain competitive advantage. It needs to be approached with a real clarity of focus to demonstrate very tangible results for the business. These results come about by delivering high quality, consistent skills development and empowering a collaborative approach to supporting others in their journey to improved performance. If structured well, coaching is a very strong process to change behaviour and focus on performance issues.
3.Culture: Coaching works best when it is an integral part of the organisation culture. It needs to be strategically positioned with clear reasons or engagement and linked to other organisational components that tie the development directly to business strategy
4. Qualification: Make sure your Coach is qualified for the job. There are many ‘coaches’ offering services, but not all have been trained properly (if at all). A Coach will be working with you and/or your business in a very detailed way. Make sure they are up to the task and a member of a professional body. Professional bodies require members to subscribe to a code of ethics and practice as well as requiring members pursue continuous improvement. This means that your coach is always up to date with developments that can help the client.