Empower Your Team by Tracie Marquardt

Stop Paying Lip Service and Start Empowering Your Team

Coaching. In most companies, we sit down with our manager once a year to discuss past performance. If we’re lucky, it’s twice a year. Part of the process is setting a few goals, some of which we can influence, and some (or most) of which we cannot.

Is that really the best way to help your team grow and develop into (even more) valuable employees that actively and measurably contribute to the success of your organization?

For the last four months, I’ve been teaching and working with an international team of internal auditors in the financial industry on the topic of coaching. So far, 120 auditors have been through the training program here in Europe, the US, and in Asia.

This team of auditors is being empowered by senior management, through the training, to improve their communication skills. Perhaps not unusual in itself.

What is unusual is that the new annual performance goals of training participants will include using the coaching methodology in their roles as managers. These participants are senior auditor managers within their teams, and after the training, are required to implement the coaching methodology in their discussions with their direct reports. (Yeah!)

The coaching method we worked with is GROW, which is co-created by Sir John Whitmore. Find out more from his best-selling book Coaching for Performance.

GROW is much more ‘ask’ than ‘tell’. It relies on the strategy, questioning and listening skills of the coach.

The beauty of GROW is that it enables a coach to empower their staff to identify the desired goal and the steps necessary to achieve that goal. Your staff is then accountable and responsible for the resulting transformation. And that is empowering!

Empower YOUR team to achieve next-level results. Focus on their communication skills. Focus on transformational coaching. Focus on transforming results from good to great.

To find out more, contact me here on my website or through LinkedIn.

All the best,

Tracie Marquardt

Quality Assurance Communication


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Tracie Marquardt

I've been living outside of my home country for over 20 years. I've lived in 3 countries and 10 cities. Falling in love with Paris is what led me to Europe (and I go back often). I think Germany is an amazing country, and a great hub from which to travel to the rest of Europe. I started my own business in the Heidelberg region in 2013. My mission is helping international professionals communicate their key messages clearly and concisely in English. I believe that language and culture are huge factors in the success of our communication, and must be taken into account when we interact with and build relationships with others. By networking together from around the world, we are able to build bridges, add value to each others lives, and I hope, contribute to each others success in life, no matter how that success is defined. So let's get started!