With Strategic Planning Tools and modules to enhance execution of the strategic plan, Align is the perfect accompaniment to your Coaching Strategy
Why should a business coach use Align?
Many coaches see Align as the third leg of their coaching strategy stool.
1. Framework: A solid business methodology gives the client a framework to consistently implement good business habits
2. Coaching: A consultative coach helps clients create a strategic plan, set client goals/priorities, learn best practices for implementing their methodology, and keep their clients accountable with frequent check-ins.
3. Technology: The technology is used to reinforce everyday focus on the adoption and execution of a business methodology. By using the tools for strategy communication, tracking priorities and critical numbers and creating transparency through One Page Strategic Plan sharing, clients have a path to successfully execute on their strategic plans. Align also frees up the coach to focus on the high-value coaching instead of administration of the process.
When is the best time to introduce Align to your coaching clients?
The best time to introduce Align is a few weeks prior to your client’s strategic planning session.
Encourage daily or weekly huddles to do pre-planning for the session.
Update the One Page Strategic Plan.
Assign an Align champion who can be the internal trainer, share best practices, and conduct a quick Align overview prior to the strategy session.
Right after the planning session, each team member should be able to load their own priorities and tasks.
Who should be on Align?
The power of Align as an accountability, transparency, insights and coaching tool is greatest when you use it with the entire team. Start with leadership, and quickly roll it out to the full company.
Using Align to:
1. Increase communication
2. Drive execution
3. Make your job as a coach easier
After 16 months of Align usage with a coach, companies average 87 priorities per period and complete 40% of total priorities. That’s a 4x increase in the number of priorities taken on and an 11% increase in completion from month one.
What is the best feature for quick adoption?
The daily huddle is crucial for quick adoption and accountability. Huddles should be implemented prior to planning to get teams comfortable with the software, increase communication, and create a habit of using the Align tools every day.
Once Priorities and Tasks have been added into the platform, the Daily Huddle can quickly become the lifeline of the overall health of the company/organization.
How do I get started?
Getting started is easy! Ask your client to sign up for a 21-day free trial and indicate that they have a business coach. An Align Advisor will make sure that you are designated as the coach on your client’s account so that you have access to your client’s data and can earn a 10% commission.
During that trial period, Align will guide your client’s evaluation of the platform, demonstrate best practices and answer questions. Once your client subscribes, an Align Strategist will partner with them to create an onboarding plan that includes training and best practices for adoption.
If you have questions about what Align is and what it can do for your coaching practice, please don’t hesitate to contact us!
Let us show you how Align will enhance your coaching and be an invaluable tool for your clients!
Align is a great tool for the other 89 days of the quarter when I am not with my client. It helps me quickly monitor and track how my client is performing so that I can provide more timely and meaningful coaching advice.