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You have a troublesome peer and their behaviour is causing you a headache. This colleague of yours is talented. They have some effective skills when they put their mind to it. They possess some drive and, when they are engaged, some determination too. They could use their natural strengths and their resolve to become an able and valued team member, someone who consistently works well with others, shoulders responsibility and gets things done. And sometimes they do behave like that. But, the problem is that, in the main, they don't.
Once upon a time, there was a talented, highly skilled woman called Jane. One day, Jane became pregnant and gave birth to a son. She dropped out from the senior level she had reached in her industry as she didn’t think it would be compatible with motherhood. She moved to a job in the same industry at a different company.
Coaching is now a mature industry and many of you will have either thought about working with a coach or mentor, or will have done so. Perhaps surprisingly I still come across people in business who don’t fully understand or appreciate the value proposition. In some cases they see coaching as somehow remedial and only really for individuals with ‘problems' to fix. I believe that coaching and mentoring can deliver lasting value to most people most of the time, and here's why.