Dr. Kennedy – Professor of Organizational Behaviour

Management Coaching is a form of professional development that supports a business leader to achieve professional outcomes. This is achieved by working with a trained coach to improve behaviours linked to specific tasks, objectives, goals or overall leadership development. Key outcomes are improved self-regulation and reflection along with strategic and business planning skills to deal more effectively with professional challenges. Management Coaching also assists a professional in getting a better grasp of their own “brain wiring” and how this manifests in behaviour. The coach may act as the client’s external mirror for insightful self-awareness.




Dr. Levy – Professor of Psychology

Management coaching is a type of human resource development for business professionals. It provides positive support and feedback tools for managers to improve their team’s performance and individual effectiveness in business. As a management tool, coaching helps managers improve the performance of teams towards specific goals. These include: career transition, interpersonal and professional communication, performance management, organizational effectiveness, managing career and personal changes, developing executive presence, enhancing strategic thinking, dealing effectively with conflict, and building an effective team within an organization. Many organizations expect their senior leaders and middle managers to coach their team members to reach higher levels of performance, increased job satisfaction, professional growth, and career development. Innumerable business research studies suggest that coaching has a positive impact on workplace performance.