Workplace Relationship Coaching & Interpersonal Conflict Management

Improving Work Relationships Improves Overall Quality of Life

Whether it’s a business partner, a supervisor, a direct-report, or an associate, healthy work relationships take effort to maintain…and some more than others. Imagine having a confidential, expert-level relationship coach to call whenever you need assistance in navigating and improving your work relationships. From communication challenges to differences in opinion to basic personality clashes, PPS’ workplace relationship coaching and interpersonal conflict management consultants can help.

At PPS, our work relationship coaching experts aim to help you:

  • Learn to manage difficult relationships or problem oriented personalities
  • Learn to stop reacting emotionally, and instead respond rationally
  • Get clear on what you need and how to effectively communicate to get your needs met
  • Gain insight into how other parties might be feeling and what they might need
  • Better understand your relationship dynamics, paradigms, and patterns
  • Improve communication, understanding, and relationships in general

Healthy relationships are the absolute number one element that makes life worth living. If you’re looking to improve your workplace relationships, and therefore lead a more fulfilling life, contact PPS today.

Benefits of Interpersonal Conflict Management & Relationship Coaching

If you want to be a better leader, employee, or partner, you’ll need to be a better communicator. With an interpersonal conflict management coach, you’ll be working both on more effective communication methods, enhanced relational dynamics, and on conflict resolution best practices for conflicts in all domains of life. When you sign up for relationship coaching with PPS, you’ll typically talk to your coach on a regular schedule a couple times a month to check in on your improvement and experiences with conflict and communication. You’ll also talk about your relationships and where they might be better optimized. And of course, you’re coach is available throughout the month as needed as well…like your personal, on-call conflict consultant. See what some of our relationship coaching clients are saying below!

Testimonials from Retainer Clients

“As a team leader, I also benefit greatly from using Jeremy’s services to help me navigate the tricky waters of employee relations. Learning how to be an empathetic listener who knows how to hear what is being said so that I can actually solve the issue in a way that is productive, respectful and long-lasting isn’t taught at Business School. Jeremy gave me practical tools to manage conflict negotiation between myself and others in a way that has empowered me to become more successful in the work that I do. Without a doubt, my business has benefited from bringing Jeremy into the fold, and I say without any reservations I believe yours will, too.”
Alan Sitomer, CEO, EyeQ VR

“Over the past two years, relationship coaching with Jeremy has helped me with communication and conflict in my personal and work relationships. He has helped me understand my own communication style and how to interact better with/understand people who do not share the same style as me. This has been so beneficial, especially between my partner and I. The two of us have very different styles of communication, and this at times has caused conflict. With the help of Jeremy, I’m now better able to communicate my needs to partner, start to erase feelings of self-doubt, as well as understanding how I can be a better partner to him. I highly recommend working with him.”
– Ashley Webster, School Counselor

“Jeremy is excellent at identifying the conflict within yourself or with someone else, he communicates clear and direct action steps to help identify key obstacles to help guide you towards resolution. At the same time he holds you accountable, not allowing you to hide from your situation, enabling you to move forward. He has helped me tremendously; highly recommend his relationship coaching services.”
Chris Nelson, Photographer

The Importance of Relationship Coaching At Work

At its core, relationship coaching is about helping different personalities interact in a productive way, whether in a workplace or a family. While personality traits are neither right nor wrong, and there is no such thing as a good or bad personality, there are effective strategies for interpersonal conflict management. Everyone, from employees to managers to parents to spouses, can benefit from learning how to communicate better. Even if you undergo relationship coaching by yourself, its results will mean less stress for you and for the people around you at work and at home. While this might be obvious for personal relationships, many executives and managers tend to overlook the importance of relationship coaching and effective communication skills for happier, more productive workplaces. That’s where our coaching services can come in handy.

Relationship Coaching for Executives, Managers, and Leaders

While no two leaders are alike, the most effective leaders have often developed interpersonal conflict management skills. Successful managers are also good at time management, which has more to do with relationship coaching than you might expect. The best managers vary widely in how introverted or extroverted they are, but they typically use a high responsibility, low control management style. With professional relationship coaching, you can learn how to implement this management style.

A high responsibility, low control management style, as described by Rob Jenkins, means being a leader without taking away individuals’ autonomy. This requires a lot of advance planning, communicating goals clearly to your employees, and letting them do their work without intense micromanagement. This leadership style also requires you to be open to answering employees’ questions thoughtfully, and not to overreact when they make mistakes. The high responsibility, low control manager builds room for human error into the original plan. This type of leader does not need to monopolize his or her employees’ time, and understands how to communicate better using fewer words.

Why is this the most effective management style?

Well, let’s look at the three other options for management styles. If you employ a high responsibility, high control management style, you will just put undue stress on yourself and your employees. High responsibility, high control managers just generally create stressful environments, as they seem to want everything to be perfect. Some of them will spend hours at the end of every workday, correcting every mistake that anyone made. These managers’ dedication to work might be good for the bottom line, but it is not great for interpersonal conflict management.

As for low responsibility, low control managers, they usually get along well with their employees on a personal level, but their management style does not help with overall productivity. A low responsibility, low control management style only works if all employees are highly motivated and organized. This type of management style leaves the entire workplace vulnerable to disorganization, scrambling to meet deadlines because the manager did not plan well in advance.

Low responsibility, high control managers are the absolute worst kind. They simply boss people around without doing much work themselves. Even worse, they seem to change their minds arbitrarily, requiring employees to redo work frequently.

If you want to have a better working relationship with your employees or co-workers, you should invest in relationship coaching. Pollack Peacebuilding Systems offers individual and group coaching activities to help everyone communicate better at work and at home.

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