CoachingWise is a designation recognizing commitment to build and sustain a coaching culture through organizational and leadership beliefs and practices that reflect coaching as a strategic business driver.
At the heart of CoachingWise is evidence-based research conducted over the past 20 years, highlighting the reach and impact of coaching at the levels of individual, team and organizational performance.
In order to build a strong coaching culture, organizations must first build a case for coaching as a critical talent management tool. The overarching goal is to assist employees at all levels to achieve tangible business results, improve their leadership skills, and unlock their potential to grow as individuals.
The designation is based on the CoachingWise Maturity Model which highlights three stages of developing a coaching culture: Building – Embedding – Transforming.
The CoachingWise Maturity Model was developed through a consultative coach approach involving multiple stakeholders, a best practice review of data from ICF and qualitative reports, findings from thought leader and academic research, and lived experiences and practices contributed by credible organizations whose knowledge attests to the importance of ‘starting somewhere and going everywhere’ when building and sustaining a coaching culture.
CoachingWise benefits individuals, the organizations in which they work, and the wider professional of coaching.
The value of CoachingWise can be measured by organizational performance and productivity, employee engagement, team effectiveness, and customer satisfaction. It can also deliver benefits through authentic leaders who create the space for different kinds of conversations to take place; courageous conversations that foster people to dare greatly, dig deep, and thrive.
Coaching transforms organizational cultures because coaching conversations are transformational. CoachingWise organizations experience these benefits and others every day.
Here’s what else organizations tell us they receive from being CoachingWise:
1. A positive profile and ability to demonstrate a commitment to employees
2. Recruitment and retention advantages and a source of pride as an employer of choice
3. Access to a diverse Community of Practice to support ongoing development:
“Great valuable topics and facilitated discussions!”
“I am inspired with new ideas and learnings.”
“Greatest overall strength was the themes and the interconnectedness of all topics.”
“Loved the action learning in small groups and sharing of so much expertise in the room.”
These are some comments from CoachingWise organizations who gathered on July 6th for a full-day Community of Practice World Café event.
Facilitators Tana Heminsley, Martha Sales and Donna Howes led participants through a program designed to deepen the conversation and knowledge sharing of best practices as part of ICF Vancouver Chapter’s commitment to add value to organizations who carry the CoachingWise designation.
In addition to building relationships between CoachingWise organizations and tapping into participants’ experience, outcomes for the day included opportunities for participant’s to develop their own facilitation skills through multiple rounds of World Café conversations.
Topics for the day included:
A big thank you to Michelle Robindell at BC Hydro for hosting the day. Special appreciation to Tana Heminsley and Martha Sales for volunteering their time to co-create and sustain the CoachingWise Community of Practice.
About the CoachingWise Designation
CoachingWise is a continuous improvement initiative that recognizes organizations for their commitment to build and sustain a coaching culture. The value of CoachingWise can be measured by organizational performance and productivity, employee engagement, team effectiveness, and customer satisfaction. It also delivers benefits through authentic leaders who create the space for different kinds of conversations to take place; courageous conversations that foster people to dare greatly, dig deep, and thrive.
Since 2015 when CoachingWise was launched, 14 organizations have been awarded the CoachingWise designation by ICF Vancouver.
CoachingWise organizations are committed to building a coaching culture through organizational and leadership beliefs and practices that reflect coaching as a strategic business driver.
The CoachingWise Community of Practice
Community of Practice members have been afforded the opportunity to share best practices and tap into the Community’s ‘wisdom in the room’ through an active program of Mastermind, Think Tank, In-between and Triad sessions.
The goal is to create space for meaningful conversations about sustaining and building momentum for coaching within their unique organizational cultures. Community of Practice sessions provide ongoing interaction and support to foster mentoring relationships and deliver opportunities for discussions between ‘like’ organizations and with subject-matter experts.
These purpose-built Sessions are designed by Tana Heminsley MBA, PCC, Martha Sales CEC, PCC, Donna Howes CEC, PCC with input from CoP members themselves.
The CoachingWise program is based on a self-nomination process which consists of two components:
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Thank you for your interest in CoachingWise. If you have additional questions or would like to discuss CoachingWise further, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
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