Coaching empowers at Kirklees

By Liz Hall An internal coaching programme has saved Kirklees Council money by reducing spending on external executive coaches and recruitment, leading to a drop in absenteeism, suggests research. The report, Coaching: Is it worth it? by Joe Edwards from Azure Consulting, also suggests coaching has a significant impact on performance, leads to strong improvements in confidence and may be associated with increased job satisfaction, while trained coaches scored higher on measures of psychological empowerment. Edwards’ research formed part of his University of Leeds dissertation for an MSc in Organisational Psychology. The Yorkshire-based council kick-started investment in developing a coaching […]

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