When it was announced that the company was investing in training in coaching skills, I was really quite excited about taking part in it. I confess that I had only a vague idea of what coaching might be — something about inspiring people to achieve their full potential — and no idea about how to go about it.
It is easy to think of coaching as much the same thing as training. However, think of trains and coaches. Trains run on tracks and can go only along a specific route to a predetermined destination. Coaches can go almost anywhere there is a road, follow diversions at a moment’s notice and take you on a mystery tour.
I work as a Project Leader for a team within Prepress Projects specialising in journal editing and production. Last year I studied for a Professional Certificate in Management with the Open University to help me develop managerial skills that will be useful in my future career. The training was funded by Prepress Projects as part of its programme of staff development. Several of my … Read More