Home Concepts Strategy Future of Coaching Ten Trends Driving Organizational Coaching

Ten Trends Driving Organizational Coaching

45 min read

4. Coaching skills training expands

Workshops on developing coaching skills are being added to many leadership and business development programs. Generally speaking, these are one- or two-day trainings where participants practice the core coaching competencies of asking questions, listening, and recapping what they’ve heard the coachee say to ensure shared understanding.

This training trend is especially strong in the areas of health care, technology, and management consulting.

Just as CareSource uses coaching to develop its leaders, Canada’s progressive Nova Scotia Health Authority has one full-time coach and several coaches-in-training to help physicians transition into leadership roles. LifeBridge Health, owner of four large Maryland hospitals, embeds coaching skills training in its leadership development for physicians. Many former MDs and surgeons now specialize in the niche of coaching physicians. An online coach training program has even sprung up that leads to the designation of Professional Medical Coach (PMC).

“A physician could be in the operating room in the morning and in the boardroom that afternoon,” explains one coach. “Coaching can help physicians learn leadership and self-management skills that will help them be effective in both places.”

In the oil and gas sector, a mid-sized management consulting firm wanted to expand its business opportunities with a finite customer base. “Selling our clients on new ideas required talking and working with them differently,” says a corporate VP. The pitch was made to train internal managers in coaching skills.

Pages 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34
Download Article 1K Club
Load More Related Articles
Load More By Carol Goldsmith
Load More In Future of Coaching


  1. Rey Carr

    December 27, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    With the increasing use of polls and surveys by different coaching groups or independent survey firms, it has become more difficult to integrate the different findings into a coherent picture.

    Carol Goldsmith integrates the results from different surveys/interviews brilliantly in this article; and for those with a short attention span, she’s even included the top 10 in an executive summary.

    Most of the organizations that conduct coaching surveys do not point out the limitations of their instrument or data collection procedures. However, when such surveys are combined, as they are in this article, the resulting data can be more credible.


    • Carol Goldsmith

      January 2, 2017 at 10:33 pm

      Thank you for the kind comment, Rey. Glad you found the article to be useful.
      Be your best, Carol

      Carol Goldsmith, PCC, NLPT
      The Discovery Coach


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Check Also

Diverse Perspectives on Professional Coaching

The essays in this Issue represent perspectives on professional coaching that are founded …