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Coaching for Performance at Wartsila

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Wärtsilä is a global leader in complete lifecycle power solutions for the marine and energy markets. The company has operations in nearly 170 locations in 70 countries worldwide. Impact developed two initiatives to instil a coaching culture in Wärtsilä.

Creating a high-performance culture in the business, through the development of coaching skills in a Coaching for Performance programme and the use of a coaching approach in a Leading Teams programme.


Having to anticipate changes in the global marketplace and being able to add value to their customers increasingly, senior leaders in the business recognised that they needed to adapt their business model to remain competitive.

Wärtsilä and Impact have worked in partnership since 2011, delivering an event for the Top 12 of the Services division globally that focused on developing the team to lead a coaching culture.

Coaching for Performance - This programme was designed to enable Wärtsilå managers to take responsibility for creating a ‘high performance culture’ in the business, through the development of coaching skills and the use of a 'coaching approach’.

Leading Teams - The Leading Teams programme aimed to support senior management teams in the implementation and achievement of the team’s business strategy and helped unleash the hidden potential of the team’s resources. 

To date, over 230 managers across five continents have taken part in Coaching for Performance workshops. Participants have made significant progress in developing their own coaching capability that works for them in their business context.

Feedback was extremely positive and results indicated a significant improvement across the coaching competencies measured.

See what our customers say about us
“Engaging the managers in the process was integral to the programme's success. They played an important role by providing on-going career coaching discussions with their staff.”
Ringier Axel Springer Polska
"There are a lot of experts in our company, smart people who do not take part in the discussion, during this workshop, I had a chance to hear something clever from every person and thank you for that.”
Jaap de Vries
Vice President of Human Resources
“To develop senior middle managers into real leaders requires a journey which takes them out of their personal comfort zone to unleash their potential. At Borealis we are convinced that the return on this investment is contributing to our successful achievement of strategy.”