“The success of an intervention depends on the inner condition of the intervener. That’s far more important than techniques or strategies for change.”

Jaworski, J et al (2005) quoting Bill O’Brian - Presence: Exploring profound change in people, organisations and society. Nicholas Brearley.


Conditions for success in creating a coaching culture

These are some of the key conditions that need to apply for a coaching culture to be developed:

  • A commitment to develop coaching skills in managers – including the top managers.
  • The courage and willingness to talk about values and behaviour.
  • A real desire for people to be more ‘engaged’ with the business.
  • Recognition that trust is a consequence of character, competence and behaviour, and it cannot be created by management edict.
  • Enabling engagement, involvement and co-operation - the building blocks for trust.
  • Role modelling is key to coaching becoming a cultural norm.
  • Finally, let’s acknowledge that you cannot fake it – trust is trust!


So - What questions does this raise for you?

Why not call us to discuss these questions? We would value your call.

Call Antony Aitken on 0118 988 3164


If you want to think more about how ready your organisation is for developing a coaching culture this checklist will help (also available in MS Word format so that you can complete it electronically).

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