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Unleashing Potential by Engaging Your Workforce

The “knowing – doing” gap is very real. Even if your people have the skills to perform the work, they may not be giving their best. A 2019 Gallup Survey found that just over 1 in 3 employees are actively engaged in, and committed to, their workplace.

But what about the majority of your people? We can help you identify the problem areas that are holding back your employees’ enthusiasm to contribute and unleash the real potential of your workforce.

Some of the tools we use to assess and improve engagement include:

  • Employee Engagement and Climate Surveys

  • Individual Development Plans

  • Individual Coaching for Executives and Emerging Leaders

  • Interviews and Focus Groups

  • 360-Degree Feedback for Individuals

  • Career Path Planning

Individual Coaching for Executives and Emerging Leaders

In addition to our group training programs, Fresh Biz Solutions offers one-on-one coaching for Executives and Emerging Leaders. These personalized services can help senior leaders overcome barriers to personal effectiveness and make the transition to the next level of professional growth.

According to the Harvard Business Review, the top three reasons for engaging a coach are:

  • Develop high potentials or facilitate transition – 48%

  • Act as a sounding board – 28%

  • Address derailing behavior – 12%

Whereas “Training” is teaching individuals to do what they don’t know how to do, “Coaching” is about helping them to identify and use the skills and capabilities that are within the person.

Professional coaching uses a range of communication skills (such as probing and questioning, targeted restatements, and visioning) to help individuals shift their perspectives and thereby discover different solutions to achieve their goals. A coach can be an objective and trusted “sounding board” to help the business leader explore solutions and resolve key issues.

Executive coaching is designed to help facilitate professional and personal development to the point of individual growth and improved performance. It is not intended as a way for making wholesale changes in one’s character or personality.

Taking into consideration motivational needs and individual differences, we tailor and adapt our coaching style or strategies to work with each client towards specific professional goals. These may include interpersonal and professional communication, personal effectiveness, managing career and personal changes, developing executive presence, enhancing strategic thinking, dealing constructively with conflict, and building an effective team within an organization.

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“Coaching in the only cost-effective way to reinforce new behaviors and skills until a learner is through the dangerous results dip. Once through the dip, when the new skills bring results, they will become self-reinforcing”

- Training and Development Journal

The idea behind working with an Executive Coach is to bring clarity to issues and develop a plan of action for tackling them.

The benefit to the individual and the organization is that coaching can truly unleash a leader’s hidden potential.

  • The International Coach Federation (ICF) has provided a number of studies showing that coaching usually generates an ROI between $4 and $8 for every dollar invested.

  • A conservative estimate of the monetary payoff from coaching, according to Fortune magazine, is that managers describe an average return of more than six times the cost of coaching.

It is not uncommon to start a coaching partnership with weekly meetings that over time may become less frequent. This allows time early in the partnership for discovery and to establish necessary goals and “rules of engagement”.

Contact us directly to discuss which programs and options will work best for your specific needs and objectives.