How to Organize an Employee Coaching Meeting - dummies

How to Organize an Employee Coaching Meeting

By Marty Brounstein

Part of Coaching & Mentoring For Dummies Cheat Sheet

If you want your employees to get the most out of your coaching and mentoring, you have to make it a collaborative effort through two-way conversation. The idea is to spend quality time with your staff; that is, to make the time together count so that your employees go back to the job ready to perform better and more self-sufficiently.

Following is a list of questions that helps you plan and organize your one-on-one coaching meeting with staff members to maximize your time together:

  • What is the objective for the meeting?

  • What is the positive outcome you’re seeking for this meeting?

  • What do you, the manager, need to be prepared to do at the meeting?

  • What do you want your employee to come prepared to do?

  • What is the plan or agenda for the session that will encourage employee participation?

  • How will this meeting help the employee perform better or more self-sufficiently in the future?

  • What follow-up should be set?