We did and then took action and today we are proud to offer QwikCoach – the online performance coaching tool for everyone.
Here’s our story.
Early in the 21st century, three experienced and successful workplace consultants and coaches met to discuss the current state of the workplace. They discussed their efforts and the results of their work. They concluded that much more was needed to make the workplace engaging, productive, and inspiring — not just for a few, but for everyone. These discussions resulted in series of aha moments.
AHA Moment 1!
No matter how hard we tried, the workplace was simply not going to be able to provide a personal coach for everyone.
Notwithstanding the on-going and valiant efforts of talent and HR personnel to promote coaching, most organizations simply could not afford live coaching for everyone.
AHA Moment 2!
Workplace culture absolutely matters and requires a consistent effort to be productive, healthy and engaging.
Giving individuals and organizations the tools needed to have these desired outcomes was just not happening – at least not fast enough and for everyone.
AHA Moment 3!
Technology was rapidly changing the workplace. More and more people were interacting with devices and with each other through devices. But the expanding use of technology had become a “two-edged” sword.
While we could communicate faster and more efficiently, the expanded use of technology was also creating a less connected and supportive workplace.
To address the “downside” we would have to learn to use technology in new and different ways. We would need to do a better job of supporting its evolution. We would have to find better ways to support more collaboration, innovation and personal and team development and growth.
“Aha” Lead to Action!
We founded E-Coach Associates determined to leverage technology to dramatically expand the amount of coaching available to people. Doing this would help create high performance workplace cultures for all types of organizations.
After years of documenting what we had helped others discover and achieve while coaching them;
Creating content, organizing materials to support self-development;
Asking and answering common workplace questions, and selecting diverse resources to provide a wide range of views;
Our early versions of an online coaching tool were developed and tested in a variety of settings — and tested and refined again through several iterations.
What we first imagined is today a reality.
Built on a new state-of-the-art platform, with continually updated and expanded coaching content, E-Coach Associates has recently launched QwikCoach — our newest virtual coaching solution.
With this latest version we’re reaching thousands of people in a variety of organizations and giving them opportunities to succeed in significantly different and better ways.
With QwikCoach, everyone in the workplace (including Millennials — the fastest growing group) can have access to a powerful and effective online workplace coach.
As the workplace relies more and more on technology, people at all levels can now harness the best of what technology has to offer.
Today, with QwikCoach, individuals and organizations can create the culture they want in the way they want it.
They can have the coaching support that encourages productive behaviors, sustains continual learning, and gives each individual the ability to overcome workplace obstacles and be their very best.
Here’s more for those who’d like to know even more about us.
ECA’s vision is to be a leader in online workplace performance coaching. We will work directly with clients and partner with associations, technology companies, coaches, and others to do this. In this way, we believe we can quickly bring the most innovative approaches for learning and performance improvement to market. This approach will also allow us to provide quality online workplace performance coaching to the broadest range of individuals and organizations possible.
To use technology to expand the quality, quantity, and affordability of coaching in order to help people be their best at work. We support organizations and individuals by providing easy online access to expert performance coaching content — insights, know-how, other valuable resources.
Our passion is coaching and working with clients to develop individual excellence and ensure organizational success! This passion is continually strengthened by the feeling of accomplishment we get when we’re able to help people:
- Discover new and better ways to accomplish important goals.
- Improve performance and contribute to organizational success.
- Learn new skills or strengthen existing ones.
- Interact more effectively with others.
- Achieve new levels of excellence.
Our commitment to online performance coaching has been made stronger by observing the evolution of online learning. We believe online coaching will take a similar path.
Little more than two decades ago e-learning was in its infancy. A few with vision saw its potential — not to replace traditional learning methods but to supplement and extend them. Initially, many were resistant to this “learning evolution.” Others took a “wait and see” approach. Now e-learning is widely accepted and used by organizations and individuals alike.
We strongly feel that online performance coaching is on a similar path and presents a similar opportunity.
Like e-learning, e-coaching will not be a replacement for traditional methods but rather an effective supplement to them. Consequently, online coaching will extend the benefits of coaching to millions by breaking down the barriers of time, cost, and place. E-Coach Associates is excited about being at the forefront of this new evolution. We are passionate about helping others realize the transformative and beneficial results effective coaching and e-coaching can deliver.
Creativity and innovation.
We believe that openness to new ideas in every aspect of our lives, including work, learning, training, and marketing, makes us better individuals and business partners. We want to be creative not only in the products and services we develop but in the lives we live and in the way in which we work.
Partnership and collaboration.
We feel that individuals — working completely alone — often do not reach the same level of success achieved by those who collaborate with others. Sincere, honest, and capable people who work together are far more likely to achieve breakthrough results that make a real difference.
Growth and development — what we call transformation.
We think it is both possible and necessary for individuals and organizations to engage in fundamental change — what we call transformation. To do this they must encourage the types of dramatic change that result in significantly increased profits, performance and stakeholder value.
We need balance in our lives — between work and other parts of our lives; between individual needs and organizational needs; and between our own goals and those of our clients and partners.