OUR APPROACH TO
Invista Performance Solutions believes that coaching is the most individually tailored practice in talent development, involving a close relationship between the coach and the person(s) being coached. The International Coach Federation defines coaching as “a professional partnership between a qualified coach and an individual or team that supports the achievement of extraordinary results, based on goals set by the individual or team. Through the process of coaching, individuals focus on the skills and actions needed to successfully produce their personally relevant results.”
IPS recruits and maintains a pool of talented professional coaches with a variety of backgrounds and experiences. To ensure best fit, we will work with your organization and the coachee to select the professional coach. A range of criteria is considered including: the coaching program goals, the coach’s business background, certification level, coaching style and personality fit, as well as your organization’s specifications. The goal is to find a coach with whom the coachee can build a long-term trusting relationship focused on personal and professional development.
Our coaching programs are fully integrated into the management structure and departmental goals of our clients. To set up a coaching program, IPS works with the individual(s) being coached and their manager to identify specific objectives for the coaching. Each coaching session is private and all discussions are held in confidence. Because our coaches are external to your organization, they are able to remain unbiased and can focus wholly on the coachee’s success. Top management support is vital to the success of a coaching program. This includes not only funding of the coaching program but also time away from the job for the coachee to meet with and form a relationship with their coach.
Based on your organizational needs, we provide coaching services in a variety of ways:
focuses on enhancing an individual’s performance in their current role, to increase their effectiveness and productivity at work
focuses on the core skills an employee needs to perform in their role
focuses on the individual’s career concerns, capabilities and options
focuses on improving the performance of the most influential people within the organization
We recommend a tailored coaching program including coaching meetings of a minimum of 90-minutes twice a month for a minimum of 9-months. This time period allows for the fundamental behavioral changes that individuals seeking coaching are looking to achieve. Our coaches utilize tools to help the coachee focus on changeable behaviors and growth areas. These tools include the following:
A personality assessment tool measures personal tendencies and preferences and patterns of behavior. It enables the coachee to learn more about themself, others and how to deal in situations where interpersonal relationships are involved.
A personality inventory is an introspective self-report questionnaire designed to indicate psychological preferences in how people perceive the world and make decisions.
Renders an overall Emotional Intelligence (EQ) score based on the most comprehensive theory of emotional intelligence to date.
A survey that identifies an individual’s preferred way of acting, thinking and making decisions.
Our Coaching Philosophy
We recently completed a coaching series for Brian Moore, IT Manager at Pierce County Public Health. He worked with our team and professional coach, Janaki Severy, for seven months focused on professional development and growth.
Tac-Pierce County Health IT Manager Gives Kudos to Invista Coaching Program
Brian Moore, IT Manager of Admin Services, at the Health Department approached us in Spring 2015 to provide him with some expert coaching, a service tailored to improve his work performance in Leadership, Team Building, and Communication.
He interviewed two Invista coaches and selected a coach for his program. After completing a needs assessment and development plan, the two met for 6 months at his location.
About Invista Performance Solutions
We are a collaboration of four Washington State Community and Technical Colleges: Clover Park Technical College, Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, Pierce College Puyallup, and Tacoma Community College. Our mission is to provide customized solutions to meet organizations’ training and development needs. Our vision is to be a valued asset to organizations in our community, empowering their workforce to achieve its potential. We help companies gain a competitive advantage in the global economy by increasing the skills of their workforce through education, training, coaching, and consulting support.
Invista Performance Solutions
4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW. Bldg 19
Lakewood, WA 98499