- Gallup Called to Coach Webcast Series
- Season 2, Episode 7
- Learn how coaching of leaders and managers can yield an effective return on investment and some "Aha!" moments in organizational change management initiatives.
On a recent Called to Coach: Southeast Asia Edition, we spoke with Gallup Senior Practice Consultant Dr. Ehssan Abdallah. Ehssan's mission is to build capacity within client organizations to improve bottom- and top-line performance.
Ehssan began his career at Gallup's Dubai office where he quickly found that many organizations in the region focused primarily on people's weaknesses, instead of putting them in positions to maximize their strengths. Recognizing this issue, Ehssan knew that the quickest way to turn this around would be to conduct individual coaching sessions.
Developing Your Coaching Practice
During the beginning stages of setting up a coaching business, Ehssan explains that it's important to find your coaching niche. Figure out what areas you want to coach, and what you want your coaching focus to be. By nailing down these elements early on, you'll see your coaching business quickly blossom into success.
Teach Leaders to Be Authentic
When managers and leaders use their strengths in their management style, they tend to be perceived as being more authentic. This authenticity will turn into trust from the manager's employees, creating higher engagement and lower turnover for the organization.
To learn more about Ehssan and his work with strengths, watch the full video above.
Ehssan Abdallah's Top 5 CliftonStrengths are Strategic, Individualization, Achiever, Learner and Analytical.