Why Do You Need Coaches At Work?

Not everyone needs to be micromanaged to be challenged and motivated—most people might actually perform worse being under that close watch. But, you can’t deny that everyone works better when someone is watching and checking up on him or her. We follow through with the tasks at hand and go the extra mile for perfection and flawless presentation.

Without a coach helping to ultimately guide you, there’s no accountability. A business world could never stand without accountability—it’s too easy to cut corners, miss details, and not do the hard work. Most people want and need a solid work place with structure and guidance for the now and future.

We need coaches at work to be our best. They…

  1. Rally the best and bring up the weak
  2. Know your strengths, weaknesses, and if you have game
  3. Give support and encouragement
  4. Go the extra mile themselves to show you how it’s done
  5. Are the example to watch in the office
  6. Give you a heads up before the buzzer blows

…you know the fundamentals of good supervision.

Others around you will never be able to fulfill this role completely because they are focused on their own personal career. They won’t expect you to win—your coach will expect you to win.

Take advantage of the person cheering for you the most—they are in that position because they’ve been there and want to make sure you can get there one day, too.


Denis Coleman

Denis Coleman is the founder and CEO of Work Compass, a cloud staff performance collaboration software platform that helps teams align their efforts with strategic goals and continuously improve performance. Frustrated with the disconnect between strategy setting and day to day execution and the lack of tools available to managers to help them be great at their most important function …. Aligning their teams activities with strategic goals and actively managing for high performance Denis spent over 5 years researching strategy execution and performance management practices before founding Work Compass to create a software solution. Denis has held senior roles in Ireland, Czech Republic and North America with high performing electronics manufacturing and professional services organisations for more than 12 years. Denis has worked as Finance Director responsible for €800 million in annual revenues for Flextronics International, Key Account Manager responsible for annual revenues of more than €600 million for Dovatron International and Management Consultant for BDO one of Europe’s most successful professional services providers.

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