The Progress Coaching Blog

It's Game Time: How Engaged Is Your Team?

Fri,Oct 05,2018 @ 09:00 AM | Posted by: Alyssa Nowak

When thinking about coaches of athletes, we typically picture the in-game situations. High-intensity, focused instruction paired with cheers and positive affirmations are the general structure of a coach’s interactions with players in a game or match. But what about practices? How does the coach play a part outside of the intense game play in helping the individuals they are coaching become..

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My Employee Isn't Engaged: Are They Worth Coaching?

Thu,Oct 04,2018 @ 08:00 AM | Posted by: Alyssa Nowak

I think every manager, leader, supervisor, trainer and coach has had this thought at some point in their career: What do I do with someone that isn’t engaged – are they even worth coaching? Gut instinct says, “You can’t change the way a person is.” However, after some consideration of a strategy, you can help the individual find their place. Often, lack of engagement comes from either lack of..

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Coaching After the Workplace Engagement Study Retains & Grows Top Talent

Mon,Aug 27,2018 @ 07:45 AM | Posted by: Tim Hagen

Often, organizations will deploy a workplace engagement study to ascertain their employee's happiness and level of engagement. This could include their salary, their benefits, their engagement levels, their motivation, their team dynamics, or what have you. The purpose of the engagement study is to find out what's going on in the workplace. Often, organizations will do this on an annual basis..

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Coaching to the Client Experience for Maximum Profitability!

Wed,Nov 11,2015 @ 09:07 AM | Posted by: Tim Hagen

What if organizations had a specific program or approach to develop talent inside their organization based on what customers shared in terms of their overall experience? Wouldn’t this provide a distinct advantage for companies who did so in the marketplace?

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9 Coaching Tips to Increase Employee Engagement

Wed,Aug 12,2015 @ 09:33 AM | Posted by: Tim Hagen

When an employee is disengaged, their motivation, progress, attitude and confidence all plummet. Without proper engagement in their work, employees have difficulty reaching and achieving their goals. As a coach, it can be difficult to coach employees to increase engagement, but here are a few tips that will help. 

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Coaching to Increase Confidence

Fri,Jul 10,2015 @ 09:29 AM | Posted by: Jordan Schmitz

Mary comes into work every day and is motivated, engaged, has a good attitude, and is ready to tackle any project that might come her way.

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How to Engage in Coaching

Fri,Jun 26,2015 @ 09:55 AM | Posted by: Jordan Schmitz

When you hear the words engagement and coaching used together, you generally think about your employees. Are they engaged enough in their work and with each other? What can I do as a coach to improve their engagement? However, one of the most important questions generally goes unasked. Am I fully engaged in my coaching and with my employees? As a coach, it is important that you are 100% engaged.

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Coaching Leads to Progress

Thu,Jun 11,2015 @ 11:39 AM | Posted by: Jordan Schmitz

The purpose of coaching is progress. We coach to help employees progress toward their goals and eventually achieve them. Coaching is the means to a successful end. Progress can be seen in many aspects of an employee and their work. Motivation, attitude, engagement, effort, relationships, etc. all show how an employee is progressing, and each of those aspects is developed by coaching. Progress..

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Do Your Employees Feel Connected?

Mon,Jun 08,2015 @ 10:50 AM | Posted by: Jordan Schmitz

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Why Managers' "No Time" is No Excuse for Not Coaching

Mon,Oct 20,2014 @ 02:30 PM | Posted by: Tim Hagen

This is a really interesting topic. No time is also viewed to employees as "My manager does not care." The top performers believe this as much as struggling performers do. Second, when managers say they don't have time to coach, I typically challenge that with "You already coach your employees." They usually look surprised, but I say to them "You send a message every day that prompts them to stay..

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