Coaching Responsibility

December 10, 2015

By Joyce Odidison

December 10, 2015

By Joyce Odidison

coaching responsibilityWho is responsible? Do you find yourself asking this question often? What if there was a way to help people take responsibility without fear, bribery or shame?


Seldom does anyone willingly take responsibility for things.Coaching is a process that fosters responsibility. One of my favorite elements of the coaching process is its apparent ability to encourage responsibility without force, without blame or judgment.

We run a course called Coaching Responsibility that demonstrates how to skillfully encourage others to take responsibility. It is believed in the coaching world that the coach’s job is to create awareness, change perspectives and a new way of thinking. When this is done correctly, it lends itself to the fostering of responsibility. A deep seated desire to take action to correct, improve, develop or address a gap, set a goal, attain new opportunities or change limiting behaviors.

Getting others to take responsibility is something most organizations are challenged with. It is an issue in personal relationships and in parenting. Too often we believe the way to responsibility is through shaming, manipulating, bullying, cajoling, force or bribery. Coaching thankfully offers another option; one that expands the thinking of the other, increases awareness, changes perspectives, generates new ideas, explores a new way of being and acting, inspires action and enthuses responsibility for getting things done.

If you are looking to encourage responsibility in others at home or at work, you will enjoy the coaching responsibility course and will leave with tools and tips to foster responsibility. You can request this course at your workplace, as a group coaching session or look out for our next scheduled session day or evening classes available here.

To your wellness,

Joyce Odidison


Joyce Odidison is a Conflict Analyst Coach, who is the founder of Interpersonal Wellness Services Inc. & Coaching Institute. She consults, teaches and coaches with mid-career professionals and organizations to improve performance, skills, competencies, and workplace wellness. She can be reached at or by phone at: 1 877 999-9591.


About the author

Joyce Odidison is a Conflict Analyst, Speaker, Author, thought leader, and the world’s leading expert on the Wellness Competency Alignment concept to improve and measure wellness behaviours in organizations. Joyce is President & CEO of Interpersonal Wellness Services Inc. for over 25. She is Founder of the Global Workplace Wellness Summit and What’s Happening at Work podcast. Joyce is the author of six books. She has Founded and leads Coach Velocity School of Coaching, an approved program by the International Coach Federation (ICF). She is the Publisher of Faces of Workplace Wellness Magazine. Joyce is a C-Suite level workplace wellness expert and corporate trainer driving inclusive workplace wellness strategies for organizations globally. She can be reached at phone 1 877 999-9591

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