Professional development coaching is driven by the coachee and areas of performance or well-being that the coachee desires to further develop within themselves.

The following are representative of topic areas that OSU employees have been coached on as part of their development:

  • Getting off to a great start in a new job
  • Freeing up time to take on a new project
  • Increasing effectiveness in the classroom
  • Dealing with overwhelm and busyness
  • Creating a personal, value-driven vision/mission statement for guidance
  • Being an effective supervisor (values, authenticism, talents, and effectiveness)
  • Sorting through challenges; a place to think out loud
  • Completing a project in less time than forecasted
  • Improving team meetings
  • Organizing and getting started on a new project
  • Identifying and overcoming barriers to accomplishing projects
  • Becoming a better listener
  • Clarifying expectations between team members and with management
  • Being seen as a team player
  • Staying focused and relaxed while managing a large project
  • Improving the effectiveness of a leadership team
  • Career exploration
  • Improving health and well-being
  • Developing curriculum for a new class
  • Speaking more effectively in group settings
  • Rediscovering passion and joy in work
  • Understanding and working through cultural differences
  • Cleaning up clutter to get organized
  • Getting a handle on priorities and effective use of time
  • Creating a powerful team
  • Working through self imposed restraints
  • Balancing work and family

What would make a huge difference in your life if you went to work on it?