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How to Create SMART Actionable Goals

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What are SMART Goals? They are statements of the important results you are working to accomplish. A SMART goal is designed in a way to foster clear and mutual understanding of what constitutes expected levels of performance and successful professional development. Coaches use goal setting as a technique to help their clients focus on change in self and in an organization, and is often used… Read More »How to Create SMART Actionable Goals

Survey and Assessment Interpretation

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Using a Coach with 360° Data I believe that a participant is not likely to interpret 360 results in a meaningful, constructive, and proactive way without the help of a coach. -SANDRA MASHIHI, Interpreting 360-Feedback Results: Who Should Do It?, Envisia Learning Taking part in personal assessments, surveys and using 360-degree multi-source feedback are all very important tools for a manager and leader to use in… Read More »Survey and Assessment Interpretation

Introduction to Professional Coaching

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What is coaching? In this video, the International Coach Federation (ICF) offers an introduction to professional coaching and explains the benefits of partnering with a coach to achieve your goals. What is Coaching? from ICF Headquarters on Vimeo.

See Some of Our Coaching Successes

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Topsarge Business Solutions LLC (TBS) is an experienced leadership development firm that uses both the principles and applications that authentic leadership is broadening and educational. Our overall objectives are to guide our client’s employees to better understand the principles and benefits of authentic leadership and to create an environment of self-discovery, growth, and leadership development through coaching and mentoring. We do that with experienced senior leaders,… Read More »See Some of Our Coaching Successes

What is Professional Coaching like?

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Sometimes a client is considering professional business coaching, but they don’t know what coaching session would be like. This is a short tutorial that we created to summarize some of the things we do with our clients. What is a Coaching Session Like? TBS Coaches work with our clients to focus on personal growth and development or organizational change. During coaching, the client and the coach assess… Read More »What is Professional Coaching like?

Coaching Markers by Professionals

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At TBS, our personnel follows the Professional Certified Coach Markers, as established by the International Coach Federation. These are the competencies that are exhibited throughout each coaching conversation by our personnel: ➢ Competency 1: Ethics and Standards ➢ Competency 2: Creating the Coaching Agreement ➢ Competency 3: Creating Trust and Intimacy ➢ Competency 4: Coaching Presence ➢ Competency 5: Active Listening ➢ Competency 6: Powerful… Read More »Coaching Markers by Professionals

Skillscope® the 360-degree Assessment Tool

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Skillscope is a 360-degree assessment that provides individuals with straightforward, practical feedback on job-related skills necessary for effectiveness in a management role. Skillscope’s simplicity – short survey and easy-to-read reports – also makes it an ideal first step for organizations that are new to the 360-degree assessment process. Special Features Based on research designed to capture managers’ work as it really is Designed to collect… Read More »Skillscope® the 360-degree Assessment Tool

Why an Executive Coach?

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Why have an Executive Coach? TBS executive coaches use an inquiry-based approach to personal and professional development that is aimed at creating awareness, generating action, and facilitating learning and growth. Our coaches focus on improving performance by helping individuals to develop and sustain new perspectives, attitudes, skills, and behaviors. We believe a primary reason to seek out a coach is for professional growth and development, and… Read More »Why an Executive Coach?

How is Coaching Distinct From Other Service Professions?

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Distinct Professional Coaching focuses on setting goals, creating outcomes and managing personal change, but the first one has to define professional and distinct coaching. Sometimes it’s helpful to understand coaching by distinguishing it from other personal or organizational support professions. There are differences between coaching and other activities by professionals that are similar. Some of the techniques and differences are:  Therapy: Therapy deals with healing… Read More »How is Coaching Distinct From Other Service Professions?