Leaders and HR professionals want high potential employees to succeed. They actively seek out driven and highly talented employees to put them on the path to promotion. For employees who have worked and trained hard to get noticed, it’s important to offer them challenges, support and resources to keep them engaged and moving forward.
The travel perks of destination conferences and training seminars are not as feasible as they once were. Engaging a high performing employee through another webinar doesn’t hit the mark. The personalization of professional coaching and the focus and individualized attention a coach can offer an important development tool to add to your toolkit.
Small changes with big results are what effective coaching can achieve. It all starts with a clear goal. Not unlike sports athletes training for a big competition, high performing employees need to set and work towards clear goals. Working with a coach enables them to remove obstacles to their success and refine their behaviours to reach their goal.
Developing perceived weaknesses and maximizing strengths requires diligent focus, action and accountability. Most HR teams and leaders don’t have the bandwidth to offer this level of individual attention to every employee, even high potential employees.
A professional coach can be a highly valuable asset by expediting the time it takes to develop and transition a new leader. By working with the employee and their manager, a coach can identify the needs and take that employee to the next level.
The coaching process is a helpful and worthy investment for high potential employees. It can give them the confidence, the self-awareness and the blueprint to become a leader or develop into an even better leader.
If you want to see steady progress and smoother transition with your high potential employees consider engaging a professional coach to pave the way for them to hit their peak performance.