Monday, May 15, 2017

How coaching can create a diverse and inclusive workplace - BUSINESS JOURNALS

by Magdalena Mook
Originally published: May 12, 2017

The competition to attract, retain and foster talent has never been tougher for organizations.

Mobile workforces, multiple generations with different values and ideas, and marketplace competition from around the globe are pushing organizations to embrace diversity not just in their customers, but their employees.

But what does a diverse and inclusive workplace look like, and how can an organization weave diversity and inclusion throughout its talent management strategy?

Building a culture of diversity and inclusion and building a strong coaching culture go hand in hand. Coaching is about partnering with clients to inspire them to maximize their personal and professional potential. Coaches empower their clients to become the expert of their own lives and experiences. This personal accountability is critical in promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone, from entry-level employees to executive leadership, can “walk the talk.”