Category Archives: Coaching

Onboarding: What is the driving thrust?

Helping another person move into a new position is often thought of as primarily a training function.  If we can only get the new person to have the right knowledge, they can get on with the job.   Thus, orientation programs in most organizations are times to give input on organizational policies/procedures and a few basic skills.

While effective onboarding will use training and input, that effort is only the beginning.  Continue reading

Coaching: What really motivates people?

Coaching is a growing trend within mission organizations.  Coaching is not only a good practice for missionary care staff, consultants or external coaches.  It is also a needed competence for all mission leaders, including team, country and area/regional leaders (e.g. field leaders).

Coaching has obvious benefits in working with missionaries.  It is also an effective tool in the oversight and development of field leaders.  It is also an essential tool for the onboarding of new field leaders

Here are some questions about coaching impact: Continue reading