Even the best leaders rarely have all the skills they need to ensure ongoing success. Research suggests organizations that invest in development opportunities for their leaders and employees will outperform the competition. Blue Coach and Hogan believe the most vital professional development comes from strategic self-awareness, when people understand the difference between the way they see themselves and the way they are seen by their peers, managers, and direct reports.
By providing an objective and seasoned perspective, a professional coach can help leaders and high potentials achieve higher levels of success. Coaches help leaders leverage existing skills, develop new skills as needs arise, and identify behavioral modifications that increase effectiveness. They interpret assessment results that show how direct reports, peers, and stakeholders view their leaders. Armed with strategic self-awareness, leaders will work with their coach, manager, and HR sponsor to build a framework for success not only for the leader but for the business. ROI studies have shown the return on coaching to be 5.7 times the investment.