Why does Remit believe in a coaching approach?
Remit utilises coaching to support learners because it is defined as a ‘partnership with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. It is a client-driven process that’s distinct from other service professions, such as counselling, mentoring, consulting and training.’ (International Coaching Federation, 2020).
The leaders and managers we work with at Remit are busy professionals with multiple complex workstreams and projects running simultaneously, and Remit recognises the need for our coaching offer to support them in filtering through the clutter created by such a high workload in order to identify the right priorities for them, their teams and their organisations. This is where coaching, and in particular, Executive Coaching, supports our learners through:
- Working through pressing problems and projects towards solution
- Dealing with shortcomings in performance (either the client’s own or the client’s team)
- Proactively leading in crisis and reframing the pressures and stresses as opportunities for improvement
- Helping an executive efficiently innovate and adapt their leadership style to meet big organisational changes
- Paving the way for a smooth individual career transition
- Teaching specific new knowledge, awareness, skills and behaviours
- Improved organisational performance
- Develop teams to achieve goals
- Asking the ‘why not?’ to support clients’ confidence and self-belief
(Peltier, 2001 and Ruisi, 2010)
Why does Remit offer Executive Coaching to its Level 5 Leadership & Management Learners?
Remit uses Executive Coaching in order to ‘help clients to understand where they can stretch their capabilities to’ (Ruisi, 2010).
The Remit Level 5 Leadership & Management Programme (aligned to the Level 5 Operations/Departmental Manager apprenticeship standard and Level 5 ILM Diploma) takes a learner-led approach to adult learning, combining a number of delivery methods towards a blended methodology. Executive Coaching sits firmly at the core of that approach and offers:
- A one to one coach-client relationship and regular coaching sessions
- Support through small group Executive Coaching sessions
- Reliability for maximum learning and potential
- The opportunity to bounce ideas and learning
- The provision of effective and impactful feedback
- High expectations for learning