Structured Coaching Programs to Develop Staff

J Contin Educ Nurs. 2017 Aug 1;48(8):373-378. doi: 10.3928/00220124-20170712-10.


Health care environments are complex and chaotic, therein challenging patients and professionals to attain satisfaction, well-being, and exceptional outcomes. These chaotic environments increase the stress and burnout of professionals and reduce the likelihood of optimizing success in many dimensions. Coaching is evolving as a professional skill that may influence the optimization of the health care environment. This article reflects on three coaching programs: Gallup Strengths-Based Coaching, Dartmouth Microsystem Coaching, and Health and Wellness Nurse Coaching. Each approach is presented, processes and outcomes are considered, and implications for educators are offered. Continuing education departments may recognize various coaching approaches as opportunities to support staff professionals achieve not only the triple aim, but also the quadruple aim. J Contin Educ Nurs. 2017;48(8):373-378.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Curriculum*
  • Education, Nursing, Continuing / organization & administration*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mentoring / organization & administration*
  • Middle Aged
  • Nursing Staff / education*
  • Program Evaluation
  • Staff Development / organization & administration*