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The Future of Work Requires Coaching Skills

written byErickson Coaching Internationalon 14/12/2020

With the rapid growth of technology including artificial intelligence (AI) and digital automation, workplaces and the skills needed to succeed are changing faster than ever. How can you ensure your skills stay relevant in a turbulent economy and job market?

The World Economic Forum has released its annual The Future of Jobs report exploring the workplace skills and trends that have shifted due to the COVID-19 pandemic and global recession. These shifts have accelerated the arrival of the future of work and created space for new opportunities in innovation and skills development. Interestingly, but not surprisingly, the top 5 desired skills are all about the way we think, learn, problem-solve, and innovate – all core competencies of coaching! 

The future of work is here. Gain sought after skills with coach training!

What were the outcomes of this year’s report? We’ve outlined the top skills you’ll need below:

Top Skills:

  1. Analytical thinking & innovation 
  2. Active learning & learning strategies
  3. Complex problem-solving 
  4. Critical thinking & analysis 
  5. Creativity, originality & initiative 
  6. Leadership & social influence 
  7. Technology use, monitoring & control
  8. Technology design & programming 
  9. Resilience, stress tolerance and flexibility 
  10. Reasoning, problem-solving & ideation 
  11. Emotional intelligence 
  12. Troubleshooting & user experience 
  13. Service orientation 
  14. System analysis & evaluation 
  15. Persuasion & negotiation

How does coach training prepare you for the future of work? 

Coaching has now become a key competency in the workplace. According to the International Coach Federation (ICF) Global Coaching Study, 54% of managers and leaders use coaching skills. 

Designed around how the human brain works and the latest research in organizational change theories and systems from cognitive psychology, Erickson coach training programs are based on Solution-Focused Principles and Outcome Oriented Coaching to provide a real and relevant connection between work and core values.

In Erickson’s The Art & Science of Coaching program, you’ll learn how to:

  • Conduct full Solution-Focused coaching conversations
  • Use proven strategies for establishing intimacy and trust
  • Apply powerful questioning techniques that assist others towards solutions and effective actions
  • Applying visualization techniques for higher brain functioning
  • Deliver developmental feedback using Solution-Focused principles
  • Use specific techniques to hold others accountable to their action plans and goals

Amanda McGranahan, a Regional Engagement Manager in a major multinational company, took Erickson’s The Art & Science of Coaching program and shared how her new coaching skills helped her to fundamentally change her approach to challenges, in and out of the office.  

“Even when I’m not in a coaching session, it has improved how I interact with colleagues and manage my time. I now ask more questions to make sure that we’re on the same page. You’re talking through things rather than coming in with a preconceived solution, which might not be the optimal one. You get people to think past roadblocks and open themselves up to other possibilities. In the beginning, I didn’t fully understand how broadly this education would help me. It goes way beyond work.”  

These are just a few of the key skills you will learn in coach training that prepare you for the future of work and coaching people to reach their full potential! To learn more about coaching skills and how they can help you achieve your career goals, connect with an Enrollment Advisor.

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