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DOD Coaching

The purpose of DoD Coaching is to help the workforce adopt and embody the mindset, knowledge, and presence needed to thrive in a continually volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous environment. 

The process of coaching serves as a “transformative process of guiding and enabling change” that, over time, unlocks previously untapped sources of imagination, productivity and leadership. For the DoD workforce, this means taking stock of all that you are – your professional accomplishments, personal victories, meaningful strides, and challenging “lessons learned” along the way – and partnering with a trained professional to confront, challenge and take down limiting beliefs and behaviors in order to lay the groundwork for a new way forward.  

In short, coaching enhances the knowing and doing of the workforce so that all might be stronger, more effective, and lethal in their being – equipped with all of the tools, skills, awareness, and confidence needed to accomplish the Department’s mission and align with a key tenet of the President’s Management Agenda – to “turn peril into possibility, crisis into opportunity, [and] setbacks into strength”.

  • DoD Coaching Mission

    Empowering all DoD employees to maximize their personal and professional potential through coaching and supporting agencies to develop and foster a culture of coaching.

  • DoD Coaching Vision

    To develop a coaching culture that fosters a continuous learning environment for all levels of leadership.

  • Coaching Definition

    Coaching is partnering with employees in a confidential, thought-provoking, and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential, which is particularly important in today’s uncertain and complex environment. Coaches honor the employee as the expert in his or her life and work and believe every employee is creative, resourceful, and whole.