Issue 1 2012 > Crown Industry Expert Series: Sarah DeHayes on Consulting Services Featured in Mobility Magazine
Crown Industry Expert Series: Sarah DeHayes
Consulting Services Featured in Mobility Magazine
Coaching has proven success and relevance in professional and leadership development programs in organizations as part of a holistic, integrated talent management model.
As a Project Manager of the Consulting Group for Global Mobility Services of Crown Americas, Sarah DeHayes has shared her years of expertise with others in the industry through her article in Mobility Magazine titled, "Coaching: An Insurance Policy for Global Mobility. " Based on her experience and recent industry trends, Sarah believes that coaching is an emerging form of support within global mobility.
The reasons include that it:
- accelerates expatriate destination acclimation
- shortens the adjustment cycle
- produces positive, replicable results
- boosts assignment return on investment (ROI)
Sarah explains, "The ultimate success in the mobility industry is having the right person with the right skill set deployed to the right location. Why can this feel so elusive, despite the effort and expertise of so many mobility professionals in a global organization focused on this outcome?
Coaching can be used in remedial situations as well as for young talent, high-potentials, and executive development. Coaching is a distinct modality to other forms of intervention and support such as training, consulting, mentoring, and therapy.
"Its powerful applications can be used to accelerate performance effectiveness, work/life balance, cultural acculturation, and employee engagement for a minimal monetary investment. This can equate to meaningful and sustainable methods to shift the expatriate from surviving to thriving. Whether a temporary or permanent stint abroad, coaching shortens the adjustment cycle and brings about positive, replicable results.
"As global mobility and talent management join forces, the two functions can drive toward end-to-end management of an organization’s human capital resources. In its workforce’s development, a robust platform of employee assistance can meld existing mobility support services such as candidate assessment, cross-cultural training, mentor/buddy system, and the like, with activities to enhance leadership skills including effective communication, the ability to motivate and inspire, strategic planning, managing conflict, improving teamwork and producing results.”
Coaching is a goal-oriented approach. It has proven to provide synergistic effects when combined effectively with intercultural training and other global mobility programs. Coaching helps clients find their own solutions, inspiration and motivation. It is the way of the future for cost-effective management of relocation policies and global mobility services. Read more of these interesting articles in the Mobility Magazine located in News & Events page at www.crownrelo.com.