The Mason Workplace Coaching Program
Mason’s internal Workplace Coaching program exists to provide all university faculty and staff an opportunity for professional growth and wellbeing. Are you looking to make a positive change in some aspect of your career or life? Could you use some support toward the achievement of your goals? If so, you may be an ideal candidate for coaching.
Workplace coaching is a partnership between a Mason coach and an individual that encourages positive behavioral change, both professionally and personally. Our coaches promote self-discovery and hold coachees accountable for generating their own solutions and strategies for greater well-being.
Please note: Mason’s workplace coaching program is a developmental program as opposed to performance-based coaching. In developmental coaching, the change is self-motivated and comes from a personal or professional goal, which the employee explores with a coach who is a partner in the journey. Developmental coaching can’t be assigned as a “corrective” action – it must come from the coachee’s own interest in growth and change. Engagement with a coach is self-initiated and completely confidential between coachee and coach.
Coaching-style performance conversations to support behavior change are managed by the Employee Relations team. In performance coaching, structured conversations are held about the areas of needed improvement. Timely, clear feedback with examples is provided so the employee can understand where the gap is and what is expected.
Mission, Vision, and Values
The purpose of Workplace Coaching, what we live by, and how we work, is expressed through our mission and values.
The Workplace Coaching Program exists to support the personal and professional wellbeing, growth, and leadership development of all Mason faculty and staff, and to empower them to fulfill their goals and thrive.
The Workplace Coaching Program will be a growing and sustainable resource that empowers Mason faculty and staff through positive, relational coaching. The program will be made possible by dedicated internal coaches who are committed to development.
We support growth and positive change for both our coaches and our coachees.
We care about one another. We listen, hold space, and create a supportive environment.
We provide a confidential and neutral resource that exists to support wellbeing.
We cultivate possibility and creative problem solving for improved outcomes.
We connect and thrive together in a coaching culture.