The Ken Blanchard Companies is pleased to offer a systematic approach that bridges the learning-doing gap and help bring individuals and companies into alignment to create inspired, productive work environments. We know that coaching helps people deliver on their good intentions. People are enthusiastic when they leave our training programs, and they have every intention of using the skills and tools they have learned. A coach supports individuals in acting on their good intentions by practicing real-life scenarios, troubleshooting when roadblocks come up, and more.
Conducted one-to-one in a completely confidential environment, coaching helps people gain clarity, remove self-imposed limitations, leverage their strengths, and help others to do the same. Coaching helps individuals develop critical insights and determine intentional strategic and tactical actions.
Coaching supports training and development programs by helping individuals move from acquiring knowledge to applying knowledge. Coaching provides the opportunity for focused, one-to-one discussions about how to apply new concepts and how to internalize these leanings to maximize the benefit for the individual and for the organization. A coach can offer the support that individuals need in order to apply the tools and processes that have been taught in the classroom.
We recommend a minimum of three coaching sessions as a follow-up to training; clients report that six sessions is ideal. Each personalized session lasts 45 minutes. Adding training to coaching converts a training event into a learning process.
In case studies where coaching was utilized to support training, productivity rose 88%. This was four times greater than the productivity increase experienced by those who were not coached.