3 Takeaways from our latest Conversions

“Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.” ~Anthony J. D’Angelo Over 17 years have passed since Gary Markle first sat down and laid the foundations of Catalytic Coaching. In that time, countless companies have made the conversion and embraced employee engagement through Coaching. They haven’t been the only … Continue Reading »

The Clever Coach: Green Sheet Tips

It’s time to make your plans! You’ve finished your Yellow Sheet and identified your accomplishments, disappointments, and what you want to be when you grow up.  Your Blue Sheet meeting went pretty well and your coach had some good feedback on your strengths, areas for improvement, and what they’d like to see in that Development … Continue Reading »

Catalytic Coaching Online App, Available Now on the ADP Marketplace!

Energage creates Catalytic Coaching Online to Help Companies and Employees have Meaningful Two-Way Career Development Conversations Application available for use on ADP’s Marketplace—the first ever cloud-based app ecosystem for the HCM industry— beginning April 2016 Ellijay, Georgia – April 2016 – Energage today announced the availability of Catalytic Coaching Online for download on ADP® Marketplace … Continue Reading »

Making News Again!

HR Answers: Employee Review Questions by Stephanie Schwenn Sebring With 25 years of marketing and communications experience, Stephanie Schwenn Sebring established and managed the marketing departments for three CUs. As owner of Fab Prose & Professional Writing, her focus is on assisting CUs and industry suppliers with their communications needs. For the full, original article, … Continue Reading »

Rethinking the Salary Incentive at Tax Time

By Garold L. Markle, CEO, Energage, Inc. With tax season upon us, employees are more acutely aware of how their salaries match their career and lifestyle objectives. It’s a rare person who feels he is being overpaid for his job; quite the opposite. This perpetual tension results from measuring employee worth by salary, and it serves neither the … Continue Reading »

The Power of Personalization

  by Garold Markle A key difference between a good coaching session and a breakthrough, life-changing coaching encounter is the degree to which the conversation is personalized to the individual being coached.  The better a manager is at describing current reality and/or future potential in terms that impact the specific individual being addressed, the more … Continue Reading »

HeatTek Client Spotlight

Recently, we had the opportunity to catch up with Dyan Brinkman, who is the Accounting and HR Manager at HeatTek, Inc. in Ixonia, WI. Early in January, HeatTek – an industrial oven, furnace and washer manufacturer – underwent a Catalytic Coaching System Conversion. The company of 42 employees was formed in 2000, however, a vast majority … Continue Reading »

The Collins Bus

By: Garold (Gary) Markle Jim Collins says that it’s leadership’s responsibility to “get the right people on the bus, the wrong people off the bus, and everybody in the right seats.”  Interestingly, he doesn’t say that it’s HR’s job.  It’s management’s responsibility to make this happen. My question to Mr. Collins is simple.  How do … Continue Reading »

The Online Advantage

By: Garold (Gary) Markle Ten Essential Ways Catalytic Coaching Online Increases Effectiveness, Efficiency, and User Experience For more than a decade I repeated the mantra, “Catalytic Coaching is not about the forms. It’s about the conversation!” While I still believe in the sentiment that underlines that declaration, I’ve learned