A few of my colleagues and I were invited to attend our weekly leadership team meeting to provide perspective and feedback on our current remote working situation. During this meeting, one of my colleagues shared that a lot of her team members are feeling demotivated and disconnected, and as a potential solution, she suggested that “coaching” be offered to employees. Of course, my ears perked up when I heard that.
The medical director at my company, who is a psychiatrist, shared that in times like we are experiencing, specifically in the workplace, employees don’t know what their greater purpose is. Sometimes, it can help talk to somebody about it to help figure that out.
After hearing this, I thought “wow.” These concepts that I’m learning transcend outside of my MSLOC program and studies. I made a connection as to how coaching could apply to a very real situation that the majority of the world is dealing with right now. As a coach, you have the ability to motivate people to define their purpose, and there may be a lot of people feeling that way right now.