Do you know what role a coach performs? The book "Coach: A Partner Success", by author Ane Araujo, has all the answers to your questions about the world of coaching, and explains practically what the role played by this professional.
In this summary, you will learn fundamental tips that will help you become a great coach leader capable of developing your company and its employees.
Want to know more? Then read on and we will explain all the details of this profession that gained a prominent role in the 21st century!.
"Coach: A Partner to Success" in direct translation from Portuguese, is a 183 pages long book that is divided into 12 chapters, was written by author Ane Araujo and published in 2018 by Alta Books. The book addresses the role of the coaching profession and explains key concepts for those who wish to become an expert in the field.
Through stories about her professional experiences, the author shows how the coaching professional assists people and influences the development of companies.
Ane Araujo has a degree in psychology, specializing in organizational development, change management, and cultural transformation. In addition, she served as an HR executive and is currently a partner of Marcondes Consultoria.
The author is considered one of the leading coaching experts in Brazil and has training programs for independent leaders, consultants, and coaches.
Coaches wishing to improve their coaching techniques; or anyone who wants to specialize in this profession. In addition, it is also recommended for those who wish to understand the role played by the coach.
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In the first chapters of "Coach: A Partner to Success", Ane Araujo shows the relevance of coaching today. It also explains important concepts, such as Empowerment, and shows how coaching has gained momentum within organizations.
According to the author, Empowerment is one of the main management approaches and is based on giving employees greater participation in the management of the company. This approach aims to increase productivity in a particular enterprise by changing people's attitudes.
Thus, coaching is the way to build a culture of empowerment.
The 21st century is marked by great transformations, and is named by the author of "The Age of Hyperchange".
Due to events such as the Twin Towers bombing in 2001 and the global financial crisis in 2008, the business world has become unstable and uncertain.
As such, organizations needed leaders who knew how to produce wealth in the midst of hardship. To overcome this scenario, leaders needed to face major challenges such as:
In this way, the coach came to exercise his leadership role and put into practice the Empowerment management approach. That is, putting into practice the culture of protagonism, in which all employees of the company take a new stance in relation to their work.
When we talk about empowerment, we are talking about power, and there are two types of power within an organization: personal power, which is the responsibility assumed by the person because of his ability; and institutional power, which is the formal responsibility of an office or position.
Personal Power is related to:
The Institutional Power concerns:
For Ane Araujo, institutional power does not exist without personal power, therefore, all the autonomy of a person is simply related to his position.
The word coach, of English origin, comes from coach(sports). And the terms related to this profession are:
Coaching is the school of leadership. According to "Coach: A Partner to Success" when a boss becomes a coach leader, he is willing to:
In this section, we will present the steps of coaching to help people and what role will be played by the parties involved in this process.
To help people achieve their desired level of performance, the coach must follow the following steps of the coaching process:
The coach leader needs to believe in his project for the coachee to believe as well. For the coaching process to flow smoothly and effectively, the coach must be motivated and committed to his or her work.
This requires the coach to inspire people to an action plan, to establish their responsibilities and to manage their work dynamics. "Coach: A Partner to Success" In addition, they must monitor performance and manage employee anxiety and stress levels.
For the relationship between coach and coachee to be productive, it is necessary to establish the ethical principles that will guide the process.
Coaching is a relationship that empowers one another, so the coachee needs to trust their leader and vice versa. According to Ane Araujo, it is essential to have as a basis the following ethical parameters in the coaching process:
For a meaningful transformation within organizations to improve performance, there must first be a transformation in the behavior of the people who work there.
Thus, transformation refers to the act of reformulating the way of thinking, acting and dealing with everyday situations.
According to the Ane Araujo, the world has undergone major changes in the last century. Therefore, we must learn to deal with the transformations of the environment in which we live and on which we depend.
To cope with such transformations, society must always adapt and change. Thus, there are three ways that guide the change of the human being:
Importantly, the coach leader must earn the trust of his or her collaborator and encourage him/her to develop self-awareness and become the protagonist of the organization. However, it is up to the coachee to decide how and when to change, and to determine which behaviors to preserve and which attitudes to move away from.
When starting the coaching process, it is critical to be clear about what goals the coachee wants to achieve.
Often a coachee already has an established view on their wants and needs. However, the coach should stimulate the coachee's ideas and help him create his own vision, as well as the goals and values to be applied at each step of the project.
For the Ane Araujo, the coaching process is like a journey, in which:
"The final destination is the success of the other, the moment that person climbs the podium".
Therefore, before going on a trip, you need to check your suitcase and make sure everything is right to take off. The coach needs to understand the coachee's background to understand their behaviors and values well.
It is the coach's responsibility to be aware of his coachee's behavior regarding:
After defining what goes into the baggage of the coachee, it is necessary to establish an action plan. This plan should contain:
According to the author, it is necessary to maintain your commitment to the plan until its execution.
In addition, she points out that it is important that this action plan be an agreement between you and your coachee, taking into account similarities and learning to deal with differences.
In addition, it is critical to make sure that the process is performing by giving and receiving feedback. Through feedback, it is possible to understand each other's positions and thus find agreements that meet the needs of everyone involved.
People who are very attached to the step have great difficulty living the present and focusing on what happens now. It is by living in the present that the empowerment approach is practiced, as it is thus possible to acquire experiences to learn how to deal with reality.
To understand the past and be able to develop personal power, you need:
Finally, Ane Araujo gives tips on how to become a successful coach and able to help and assist people in your organizations:
"Behavioral Mapping" is a compilation of articles by coaches all over Brazil that study the influence of the mindset on the work environment and on personal life.
Douglas Burtet, an entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience in creating and adapting methods, for example, says that a leader can only take his team as far as he has gone. It is essential that the leader goes through the same analysis process as his subordinates.
The book "High Performance Secrets" helps you to be a person of great results. One of the secrets of high performance, under the vision of coach Ana Karina Braga, is to let go of limiting beliefs.
For this, it is necessary that the person is well resolved with his past, understand his present and focus on what he aims for the future.
Finally, coach Gary John Bishop, author of "Unfu*k Yourself", calls us to reflection by pointing out that if you are living a life that you do not like, but still stagnating in the same situation, it is a sign that you are putting up with the who is living.
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