Coaching Compared to Training
While training and coaching both promote learning, they do so in different ways.
Although they are distinct activities, training and coaching can work very well when used together. One classic obstacle encountered in business training is the difficulty of transferring skills and enthusiasm from the training room to the workplace. At Ascent, we see Workplace and Executive Coaching as extremely useful in helping people apply what they learn from a course to achieve the results they are seeking in their day-to-day work. In one 1997 study by Olivero et al in the Journal of Public Personnel Management training a group of executives resulted in a 22.4% improvement in productivity. However, when training was combined with one-to-one Executive Training there was an 88% improvement in productivity.