Coaching From the Government Training Academy (GTA) Fosters Positive, Systemic Transformation of Leaders and Organizations

The GTA’s organizational coaching services are designed specifically for executives, managers and supervisors within your organization who want to enhance their leadership and communication skills, cultivate organizational change, and manage teams more effectively.

Our team of highly experienced coaches are organizational development professionals and trainers who have many years of experience working with government agencies at the state and local levels. Our coaches can help your management team with the following:

  • Clarifying and establishing attainable goals and objectives
  • Working towards outcomes that improve organizational performance
  • Mastering an enhanced ability to communicate, including managing conflict
  • Identifying methods and measurements for accountability
  • Enhancing personal leadership capabilities, including engendering trust
  • Enhancing team collaboration and engagement
  • Developing an organizational culture of coaching

Coaching Defined

The International Coaching Federation (ICF) defines coaching as “partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential”. Blessing White takes this definition one step further and defines coaching as “helping another person find out the best way to achieve his or her goals, build skill sets or expertise, and produce the results the organization needs” Blessing White, 2009. These quotes were taken from a 2012 book published by the ROI Institute, Measuring the Success of Coaching. It turns out that in addition to these results above, coaching has now been proven to have an impressive return on investment. All GTA coaches are certificated by the ICF.

Our Process

Our approach recognizes that coaching is a unique process that differs from advising or consulting; it is based on accessing the coachee’s inner wisdom, motivation, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.

This is accomplished by:

  • Asking powerful questions
  • Articulating well-formed desired outcomes
  • Identifying resources and barriers
  • Specifying actions
  • Monitoring progress and holding the coachee accountable for results

Our coaching process is based on best contemporary coaching practices and includes articulating well-formed desired outcomes, identifying resources and barriers, specifying actions, monitoring progress, and holding the coachee accountable for results. Through this process, the coachee will not only discover ways to address one or more areas of development (competencies identified and chosen from the assessment), but also strengthen their overall executive and managerial self-awareness. Finally, they will increase their powers of inquiry to bring out the best in others and in working teams, an essential skill for today’s highly complex and demanding work environments.

Learn more about our organizational coaching practice – read the interview with GTA coach and trainer, Bruce Winner.

Contact Melissa Fish
at: (916) 484-8061 or [email protected] to find out more about our customized coaching services.

“A culture of coaching is not about having 25 certified coaches in an organization, but about having leaders who are willing to adopt new behaviors. Leaders who are coach like, who are curious, who understand the power of asking questions before giving advice, have the skills to steer a conversation towards a deeper understanding of people and issues.”

Bruce Winner
Organizational Coach and Trainer