Case Study : Coaching to Improve Job Transition

Posted by Amanda Furness

A senior civil servant was offered a secondment to another government department. The coaching started by looking at lessons learned from the previous post and acknowledging strengths and achievements. We then concentrated on creating a vision for what was to be achieved in the new post and broke it down into short, medium and long-term aims. This enabled the coachee to start the role with a blueprint, rather than be swept up in day-to-day management. Through coaching, the manager was also able to develop a strategy for networking and influencing, in order to raise her profile.