WJM Associates, a leading executive development company based in New York, has released version 2.0 of its WJM Development Tracker™ smartphone app for executive coaching engagements. The award-winning app is now even better with improved graphics and smarter features, making it easier to use than ever.
And it's free!
This simple app does two things:
The app extends the benefits of executive coaching outside regular coaching sessions and allows coaching clients to continue cultivating their skills after the engagement ends. The app also allows organizations to quantify the effectiveness of coaching over time by aggregating and measuring the progress of all executives being coached. This enables companies to measure the impact of coaching – a process that is currently largely subjective.
The app was inspired by K. Anders Ericsson’s Deliberate Practice model, which supports the theory that individuals become experts through repeated attention to and practice of new behaviors. WJM Associates applied this concept to coaching and developed the WJM Development Tracker™ whereby practice is meant to be repetitive, guided by a coach, intended to improve specific skills, and accompanied with frequent feedback.
“Today’s generation of new and soon-to-be leaders are technology-conversant and have a strong desire for frequent, specific feedback that they can act upon immediately to improve their performance,” said Tim Morin, President and CEO of WJM Associates. “This tool keeps coaching goals present in the minds of executives throughout their day, eventually rewiring neural pathways to create new, permanent changes in behavior.”