Dr. Mickey Parsons, MCC, Founder
The ongoing employee exodus known as the Great Resignation is forcing business leaders everywhere to make workforce issues their #1 priority. Amid critical staffing shortages, it has become painfully clear that leaders can no longer rely solely on their strategic and technical smarts to deliver results. Creating a purpose-driven organization where employees thrive simply must rise to the top of leadership to-do lists.
In short, today’s business leaders have a choice – either hone their people leadership capabilities or risk failure.
“From the C-suite to the workplace floor, executives and managers must adapt. They must become skilled people leaders who create and sustain a workplace culture where employees thrive and want to stick around,” says Dr. Mickey Parsons, MCC, founder of The Workplace Coach, an award-winning executive coaching and leadership development firm.
One business leadership style that is well-suited to today’s workforce, both in-person and remote, is the leader-as-coach approach. Leadership experts agree that executives and managers who bring coaching skills to employee conversations are far more likely to earn employee trust, facilitate learning and innovation, and improve engagement and retention.
“Command and control leadership is, or should be, a thing of the past,” says Parsons, whose firm was named one of the “Top Five Business Coaches to Follow in 2022” by The American Reporter, an online news publication.
“The evidence shows that leaders and organizations that create a coaching culture by embracing leader-as-coach skills will experience tangible improvements in employee wellbeing, engagement and ultimately performance.”
To become coach-like leaders, leaders often need to hone their emotional intelligence, including by becoming more adept at soft skills like listening without judgement, asking openended questions, and being empathetic.
The Workplace Coach offers a number of programs to guide and support senior executives, managers, and aspiring leaders in mastering the coaching skills and leadership mindset that will spark transformational change for individuals and organizations.
The core offering is executive and leadership coaching for individuals and teams. Since its founding, The Workplace Coach has advanced the careers of more than 2,000 leaders, from C-suite executives to mid-level managers and local business owners. Leadership clients report high rates of success, especially in honing key leadership capabilities like executive presence and vision, influencing others, strategic thinking, conflict management, employee feedback, and more.
A timely offering from The Workplace Coach is its proprietary Certified Leader Coach (CLC) program. Newly revised and updated, Certified Leader Coach is an online leadership program that teaches managers the leader-as-coach skills that 21st-century organizations need to foster a positive workplace culture.
CLC Participants Master The Essence Of Leadership – Influencing, Engaging And Inspiring Others To Perform At The Highest Levels Possible
“CLC participants master the essence of leadership – influencing, engaging and inspiring others to perform at the highest levels possible,” says Parsons, who wrote and presented the six-module course. The Workplace Coach is continually expanding and refining its offerings to respond to the needs and demands of today’s leaders and their organizations.
Recently it added the groundbreaking EQ-i feedback tool to the array of profile and assessment tools it provides. Similar to Korn Ferry and other world-class 360 tools, EQ-i provides actionable insights and strategies for enhancing leadership performance, emotional and social functioning, decision-making, and stress management.
Later this year, The Workplace Coach plans to launch a webinar series for executives, managers, and aspiring leaders who want to advance their careers by accelerating their leadership growth.
“The Workplace Coach is committed to meeting the needs of our executive and leadership coaching clients by keeping our finger on the pulse of evolving challenges and trends and rolling out responsive new offerings,” Parsons concludes.