At the start of this research project, coaching leaders were asked to share their thoughts on three key questions:
* How does your organization use coaching today?
* What is the outlook for coaching in your organization over the next 2-3 years?
* Looking into your crystal ball, what do you see as the future of organizational coaching?
Responses to the first two questions generated our list of 10 top trends. The crystal ball question sparked the following thoughts and predictions for 2020 and beyond:
Everybody wants a coach
Just as Google CEO Eric Schmidt tells a YouTube audience that “everybody needs a coach,” soon everybody will want one.
“After years of pushing this rock up a hill,” says a Fortune 100 coaching manager, “leaders who’ve been telling me this is not the right time to scale up are now saying, ‘We need and want coaching.’ Directors and managers are saying, ‘I don’t have time for classes. I need a trusted advisor.’ Employees are saying, ‘Help me manage my career.’ HR is saying, ‘We want people to come here because they are going to grow. We need to invest in our managers as leaders.’”
In the not-too-distant future, coaching will become a routine part of MBA and doctoral programs, and a must for current and aspiring C-suiters. Cisco’s Beth Huebner predicts that “coaching will be mainstream in the next 5-10 years.”Download Article 500 Club