Wow where did the year go? It feels like we blinked and now it’s December 😊
But we have achieved a lot together as an Alumni. Including: 30 Coaching Café’s, 7 guest speakers, and 20th Birthday celebrations. In addition, we reviewed the ICF Global Study and focussed on building workforce engagement. Not to mention, great discussion and a focus on our development.
As we wrap up the year in Coaching Café’s, we take the time to revisit the trends that we saw throughout the year. In particular, what this means for our workplaces and coaching moving forward.
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Trend 1: Inflation, interest rates and rising cost of living
There is no doubt that this trend has an impact on our home life and our work life. In response, we encourage a focus on mental health conversations. Importantly, bringing our coaching skills of compassion, listening and planning. A referral to a financial counsellor or other professional might also be appropriate. As coaches, we have strong role to play in helping people navigation the external pressures.
Trend 2: Burnout and employee wellbeing
We hear from guest speakers this year on this trend. At the beginning of the year we found that 62% of Australian employees were experiencing burnout. Compared to the global average of 48%. And we feel that this has not changed in 2023. In response, our Coaching Café series on mental health conversations, overcoming the barriers to those conversations, raised awareness on World Mental Health Day. In addition, our Coaching Café on managing and juggling our commitments raises awareness and was well supported.
Trend 3: Remote and hybrid working
This trend continued in 2023 as workplaces struggle to get the mix of working from home and office just right. Right for the employee and the employer. And for teams and culture. We focus on culture in our Coaching Café’s this year. In particular, the need to build a new culture and how coaching enables workplace culture.
Trend 4: Talent attraction and retention
We turned our focus from talent attraction and retention to building workplace engagement. Importantly, our role as coaches, managers and leaders to address the 68% of the workforce who are quiet quitting, according to the Gallup research. Our Coaching Café guest speakers, Andrew ‘Figgy’ Figtree and Leisa Bowness provide great insights to the topic.
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