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Coaching Best Practices

Organizational cultures, values, and strategies may differ, but all successful businesses have one thing in common: strong leadership. Independent of your leadership style, we know that being a great leader can be challenging sometimes. Don't worry, Truvelop is here to help! Here you will find a variety of activities focused on specific goals that will help you become an inspirational leader through the "coach approach."

Understanding The "Coach Approach"

Truvelop Coaching Strategies

TIPS for Success



Understanding The "Coach Approach"

What is coaching and why should leaders care about it?

Taking a “coach approach” as a manager means being an inclusive leader, listening carefully, being genuinely curious about what your team members bring to the table, believing that they have the potential to grow, ensuring meaningful interactions, and motivating by providing guidance while still empowering them to act. When managers coach their people, they benefit from improved work performance, closer relationships, and more effective communication skills.




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Coaching Strategies

Need to get to know your team members better? Need to connect with them on a deeper level? Are you seeking alternative ways to drive motivation and make work more personal to your employees? We've got you! Check out the coaching activities listed below: 


Getting to Know Each Other

The very first step to building a relationship with employees might as well be the hardest one. The process of getting to know each other cannot be forced, but it must be strategically conducted by the leader. This ICEBREAKER activity will help you start and promote a conversation with your employee or your team. 




Decision Making 

When it comes to career development, it is important to make decisions consciously, and one of the best ways to get there is through guided self-analysis. This Pros & Cons activity provides visual feedback that can be used to develop a performance improvement plan and to analyze a possible role change or termination decision. This can be especially helpful for players who are not performing or underperforming, as well as low and lagging performers. DecisionMakingTB


Findings Talents & Strengths

Identifying personal strengths & talents can be inspiring and incredibly motivating for the individual and it also serves as a tool for managers to identify potential leaders in the organization. People who know and use their strengths perform better, are more satisfied and boost organizational results. 

Strengths conversations enable more open and constructive relationships between employees and their leader, including discussions about managing lesser talents (Gallup). The Truvelop app can help managers better understand their teams’ capacity and growth opportunities. Use the Truvelop Journey Milestone to guide you in the coaching leadership path.

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Assessing Engagement
Employee Hierarchy of Needs

This model based on Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs  allows managers to assess not only the level of engagement of team members, but also what each team member envisions for the higher levels. This way, when setting goals and creating a plan, managers can focus on what matters to that specific employee. This might also make employees feel that their needs matter, thus feeling more valued. Managers may also use this activity to assess to what extent they are meeting those as leaders, as well as the organization as a whole. Taking different levels of an employee assessment into consideration simultaneously provides a fuller picture of the workforce's state of engagement, including the general needs and what should be prioritized. Click HERE to access the complete activity.

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IKIGAI - Finding Purpose

Ikigai is not the end but the beginning of the pursuit of a life worth living.” - Gordon Mathews

Ikigai is a Japanese concept compounded by two words: iki meaning "life" and gai meaning "result" or "value". Hence, Ikigai means "a reason for being." It refers to having a meaningful direction or purpose in life. Uncovering and pursuing ikigai involves building self-awareness, cultivating your inner potential, taking time to appreciate life’s joys in order to identify what the world needs, and finding in what ways your can help fulfill these needs.

This activity can be used to motivate employees by helping them identify their role in the organization and the value of their service to the world. It can also be applied to identify the purpose of an organization or team. Click HERE to access the worksheet.





A great coach believes in their members' potential and provides the support they need to believe in it as well. "Building a strong foundation of competence and confidence is a great way to keep your team feeling engaged, valued, and inspired. An inspired Team Member can tap into their full potential and stay longer with your organization."


Frequent Check-ins

"Check-ins can serve many different purposes, but ultimately should achieve the main goal of bringing Managers and Employees together in a proactive, meaningful, and intentional way."
Quick and frequent check-ins may create a better flow of communication (more informal and relaxed) while removing the tension of an evaluation meeting.


Positive Feedback

When providing feedback, frame it positively to build employees’ motivation (i.e., instead of pointing out a “failure,” point out a “growth opportunity”). Sometimes better communication lies in awareness and better word choice. Reinforce your support for the Team Member and your belief in their potential. 


Prioritize Wellbeing

Employees feel cared for when their leaders show genuine interest in their wellbeing. Monitoring and supporting team members' wellbeing ultimately come down to communication. Communicating regularly and productively can help to ensure that no employee falls through the cracks. Truvelop makes that communication easy.



By caring for their team members, knowing them on a deeper level, and being aware of their needs, leaders create a coaching culture where people can develop into their full potential. Truvelop is here to facilitate this process with our intuitive platform and support team. Ready to get started?
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Truvelop Best Practices

Remember that Truvelop is only a performance management tool; What you do with it as a manager is what will impact your results. With that in mind, the Truvelop team would like to share some best practices for you to maximize the tool's effectiveness, fully utilizing the entire platform.




Coaching Culture Guides

Some managers may want to have specific conversations at specific periods of time. The Coaching Culture guides take into consideration where the Team Member is in their journey, helping you to tailor your approach to each specific type of check-in.