Intrapreneurship – using entrepreneurial skills within an organization – is an exciting, growing area and experts predict that intrapreneurship will play an increasingly important role in organizations. To support you in developing your intrapreneurship skills so that you can have a competitive advantage as an employee or an entrepreneur, we offer free 1-on-1 coaching where you get customized support to develop your intrapreneurial skill set.
Coaching is a form of development in which an experienced person, called a coach, supports a learner in achieving a specific personal or professional goal. Coaching will accelerate your progress by providing greater focus and awareness of your choices. Coaching is neither counselling nor mentorship. It concentrates on where you are today and what you are willing to do to get to where you want to be tomorrow. We’ll help you understand what coaching involves before you have your first coaching session so that you can know if coaching is a good fit for you.
If you’re interested in learning more about intrapreneurship and want to explore if intrapreneurship coaching is right for you, these are the steps to take:
Step 1: Sign up for a quick 30-minute intake interview by filling out this form.
Step 2: After the intake interview, you will receive access to an online course with training modules on intrapreneurship and coaching that you can work through at your own pace.
Step 3: If you decide coaching is right for you after having worked through the online modules, you’re ready to be coached and can schedule your first coaching session. (Details on how to do so will be provided to you during the intake interview).
Q: What is the purpose of the intake interview?
A: During the intake interview we will take time to get to know you, and what your needs are. We’ll also discuss with you briefly what intrapreneurship and coaching involve so that you can know if it fits with what you’re hoping for.
Q: Do I need to know what I want to work on?
A: If you’re interested in developing your intrapreneurship skills but you’re not sure where to start, signing up for an intake interview is a great place to start. Staff will guide you on the options available to you and will give you direction on how to start.
Q: Is coaching ongoing or can I come for one session only?
A: Coaching can be a one-off session if you’re looking for guidance in a specific situation. Or it can be ongoing if you want to work on developing a specific skill set. It’s completely up to you and what your needs are. There is no set schedule and it is something you and your coach will determine based on what your situation and needs are.
Q: Do I have to work through the online modules (step 2) or is it optional?
A: Working through the online modules is mandatory and it is required because it will help you understand what intrapreneurship involves and if intrapreneurship coaching is right for you. This is an important preparation step that you can work on in your own timeframe. You can start with coaching when you’re ready to start and the service is available throughout the year – Winter, Fall, Spring and Summer.
Q: How long will it take me to work through the online modules?
A: The online modules will take you approx. 2 – 5 hours to complete and you can do so at your own pace on your own time.
Q: Is this service only for students or can alumni get coaching too?
A: Both students and alumni can apply for coaching.
Q: Are there any fees involved?
A: This is a free service for BCIT students and graduates.