Strengthening Leaders and Their Organizations
Colleague Consulting has provided coaching services to over 1,800 federal employees since 2006. Our cadre of over 120 International Coach Federation (ICF) certified coaches presents extensive and diverse experiences, offering perspectives fitting of any organizational culture. Our performance has consistently won praise from our peers, partners and, most importantly, clients.
Although every coaching engagement necessitates a tailored experience, Colleague’s approach to individual (and team) coaching follows four foundational principles. We apply these principles to all engagements, irrespective of level – high-potential, supervisor, manager, executive and “c-suite.”
Confidentiality Is Key
Changes Comes From Within
Real Learning Comes From Real Practice
The Big Picture Matters
All of Colleague’s coaches are certified at the ACC, PCC or MCC level of the International Coach Federation (ICF). ICF coaches must have the following minimum number of coaching hours:
- ACC: 100+ hours
- PCC: 500+ hours
- MCC: 2,500+ hours
Often, our coaches will recommend incorporating an assessment tool into an engagement to provide context and establish a baseline of understanding. Colleague has successfully utilized the following assessments – all of which our coaches are certified to use and debrief – alongside our federal partners:
- Five Behaviors
- Hogan Leadership Series
- Assorted 360s – Hogan, OPM, Profilor, Reach
Colleague has found that clients, upon experiencing individual success through coaching, want to share similar experiences and outcomes with their peers. Team coaching involves developing a relationship of trust, similar to individual coaching relationships, but with an entire project, management or executive team.
We apply organizational development expertise and business acumen to assess relationships among team members. We also asses the organization’s processes, technologies and goals to develop and monitor improvement recommendations. Through interviews with team members, an initial assessment of team dynamics, and direct observations of team interactions, we examine the following to help improve performance:
- Coordinating mechanisms
- Decision processes and structures
- Problem solving
- Goal setting
- Collaboration, competition and individual agency
More than a practice, genuine coaching represents a cultural shift within an organization. To facilitate enduring change – in a measured and intentional manner – Colleague developed a proprietary model, 24/7 Coaching™.
The program creates “a coaching attitude” among participants by emphasizing six behaviors:
- Identify coaching moments
- Ask coaching questions
- Provide in-the-moment feedback
- Co-design actions
- Listen with head and heart
- Inspire by example
24/7 Coaching™ is designed for leaders of all experience levels.