Article by Kat Lourenco


Fundamentally the purpose of coaching is to raise awareness, encourage ownership of responsibility and unlock potential to improve or enhance performance.

Coaching has traditionally been associated with sports - individuals and teams. A coach often supports the sport manager to help get the best out of an individual and/or a team.

In the safety coaching phase of our +people® Programme we look at how to embed coaching competence, confidence and capability. We help learners to positively influence their peers and to reach the ultimate goal where people are safe when no one is watching.

We also have a team that looks at organisational coaching. This is where we help businesses implement a coaching culture into their organisation, that links to and futher developes business objectives. We know that happy, motivated and supported people make businesses more effective and profitable.

One of the greatest aspects is how coaching can be integrated into everything a business does - aligning operations, with finance, marketing, sales, technology, innovation etc. Integrated approaches lead to better, more sustainable results.

In the UK, according to the HSE, in 2019/20 statistics were (
- 1.6 million working people suffering from a work-related illness
- 2,369 mesothelioma deaths due to past asbestos exposures (2019)
- 142 workers killed at work (2020/21)
- 693,000 working people sustain an injury at work according to the Labour Force Survey
- 65,427 injuries to employees reported under RIDDOR
- 38.8 million working days lost due to work-related illness and workplace injury
- £16.2 billion estimated cost of injuries and ill health from current working conditions (2018/19)

What needs to change to positively influence these statistics? Does your organisation use coaching to support peer influence and develop a culture of looking out for each other? How can coaching really help change behaviour?

We have seen businesses transformed by a combination of coaching, people engagement and cultural enhancement - Ask us how. #zeroharm #coaching #coachingskills

Article by Kat Lourenco


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