Practice and Follow-up Coaching
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” -Aristotle
The impact that Follow-Up Coaching with a qualified member of the BreakThroughs, Inc., team can have on your organization is compelling. We have found that the staying power of results-oriented performance improvement, especially when you account for the research on training as an event, is indeed minimal if not completely lost without a Follow-Up Coaching support system to help new behaviors stick.
A great deal of study is being conducted in how the brain forms new habits. Current consensus among Neuroscientists studying the tearing down and forming of new neural pathways seems to be that intentional focus over an extended period to ‘rewire’ the brain and build connections to new habit forming behaviors is required. Follow-Up Coaching supports this development by challenging individuals to play outside of their comfort zone, while practicing and reinforcing key learning concepts from the classroom. Coaching is an extremely effective method to encourage a company’s most competitive advantage, people.
A survey of 100 executives by professional services firm Modis, found that the organizational benefits from coaching translated to:
- Improved Relationships: 77%
- Improved Teamwork: 67%
- Improved Job Satisfaction: 61%
- Improved Productivity: 53%
"The median ROI for executive coaching in companies is 7 times their initial investment.” -- PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Association Resource Centre Inc. (2009)
“Executives from FORTUNE 1000 companies who had participated in executive coaching for 6–12 months were surveyed to determine the ROI of the coaching that they had received. Asked for a conservative estimate of the monetary payoff from the coaching they got, these managers described an average return of more than $100,000, or about six times what the coaching had cost their companies.” -- Fortune Magazine (2001)
“Xerox Corporation carried out several studies on coaching. They determined that in the absence of follow-up coaching to their training classes, 87% of the skills change brought about by the program was lost.” -- Business Wire (2001)