There are many courses which exist that require a person to already have some experience in the particular industry, or have already completed other courses before being allowed to progress to this more advanced one. Not all training courses therefore will be suitable for everyone. For those who wish to be trained to a certain level, this will mean additional time and money needs to be spent on completing all of the pre-requisites before they can begin the course at the desired level. This can not only be frustrating and expensive, either for an individual or for their company, but can also result in a much greater than anticipated loss of productivity as the employee will need to be away from the workplace for a much larger amount of time. The consequences of such meaning that the work they would normally be doing either goes uncompleted, or requires a colleague to fill in for them which subsequently has a negative impact upon this person's own output levels.
Business coaching on the other hand is suitable for everyone, no matter what level of experience, previous training or type of job role that they have. This is because business coaching sessions are tailored around discussions between the coach and the individual, with action plans adapted to match up with the abilities, requirements and goals which the person and their employer has.
This is just one of the many reasons for the exceptional growth in popularity and demand for business coaching across the world. Rather than having staff members attend generic training courses which are likely to have large parts which are not relevant to their particular job role, business coaching can maximise the available time by ensuring that every minute is relevant and useful to the individual.
Business coaching is also not limited to the workforce. There are many managers and directors who call upon the services of a business coach and mentor to help them work through issues and problems. Even chief executives and senior managers make use of the guidance and assistance which external coaches can bring in the form of executive coaching and mentoring, quite often on an indefinite basis as and when such major issues arise.
Coaching and mentoring sessions will not teach a person any new information like attending a training course will, but instead will assist them in making much better use of the knowledge and skills which they currently have, with the aim of being a more effective worker.