Corporate coaching takes on a new meaning, a fresh approach, a distinct lever smart companies are using to boost productivity, enhance creativity and bottom line profit says Dr. STEPHEN HO.
Corporate coaching is not hard to find in ambition-driven Hong Kong but few boast of the longevity and word-of-mouth reputation as Innowise, the brainchild of Dr. Stephen Ho.
Ho cut his teeth on the streets of Hong Kong, experiencing first-hand the grass-root issues executives experience on a daily basis. So, he started Innowise to impart executives with the skill to innovate using wisdom. His work in Hong Kong and China, with a wide range of companies serving varied industries has borne fruit and today his coaching delivers sustainable quality and goes well beyond just helping companies achieve return on investment (ROI).
Shaping the Future
“In past decades, we paid a great deal of effort to educate corporates and the society what training and coaching services meant to them. People would ask: ‘What actually corporate training is doing? How can our company benefit from it?’” notes Ho, saying that today “our clients provide us with detailed training objectives and clear requirements and guidlines of what the training ought to achieve. People know what training can achieve and have high expectations of our services.”
“And competition comes naturally, of course. We see this is a great opportunity – an opportunity to show our varied expertise and rich experience gained over the years. Competition also brings improvement, not only to us but the whole market. This is why we keep developing new training programmes. We believe our strength in innovation could maintain our leading role in the industry.”
“We are working very hard to train our next generation. Youngsters always bring us new ideas and new ways of thinking. In the world of innovation, we always welcome new impact, even a bombardment. Limiting new ways of thinking means you are fading out in the industry. We see awesome potential in youngsters. “ – Dr. Stephen HO
Coveted ‘Customer Satisfaction’
Nowadays, all customers, including corporate clients, are talking about “Customer Experience”, notes Ho.
“To satisfy your clients, you have to let your client involved in the whole process. How? We treasure all ideas and opinions from our clients. Although they provide us their training objectives at the first place, we would dig their true needs out behind the wordings. Through our tailor-made programme, our clients not just participate in the training, they would be a working partner with us instead. They then discover themslves contributing in the programme design, mode of delivery, learning point and even incorporate their own company vision, mission and value in the programme,” Ho explains adding that “flexibility in programme design is what making us ‘stand out’ in the industry.”
“We are working very hard to train our next generation. Youngsters always bring us new ideas and new ways of thinking. In the world of innovation, we always welcome new impact, even a bombardment. Limiting new ways of thinking means you are fading out in the industry. We see awesome potential in youngsters.
“By imparting to them correct ways of learning and giving them the chance to practice, we lead to become an outstanding trainer. In return, they show us how their world is changing and how the trends are shifting.”
He adds: “Talking of new trends, we believe sports with low physical demand will grow more popular. We are now launching new programmes like floor curling and flyball. Participants will be easily motivated and involved in the programmes, and hence our subtle training messages will be experienced in a unique and interesting way through this new approach.”
“We are glad to have won Hong Kong most visible and authoritative award for corporate success and look forward to many years of qualitative, organic growth while serving Hong Kong’s finest with grace and strength.”
For additional information, please visit www.innowise.com.hk
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