Impact Assessment

Impact Assessment

This coaching assessment tool is popular for its simple & clear structure that provides a well-rounded view of the coaching impact on the individual, organization, & society

Impact Assessment is an insightful and concise way of bringing into perspective the impact of a recently concluded coaching engagement. It is administered at the end of any Leadership Development Program and consists of open-ended questions that are answered by participants and their stakeholders. The purpose is to get a holistic view of impact at individual, organizational and societal levels. Respondents are asked to categorize the impact of the coaching intervention at each of these levels as episodic, developmental or transformational.

On the whole, Impact Assessment is a great framework to analyze a participant’s progress and improvement.

Given that the impact is assessed at the individual, organization, and societal levels, this end-of-journey tool is tailor-made for participants who have gone through a Leadership Development Program.

However, the tool is also broad enough to efficiently assess the impact for other types of leadership coaching & development. It’s especially insightful for interventions where your participant and you focused on themselves as an individual, their role as a leader in their organization, and their impact as a leader on their community.

While there are many tools that try to help a coach measure their impact on a client, the greatest benefit of this tool is the simple and clear structure of the questions and the manner in which it presents the assessment of your impact. No lengthy, complicated, ambiguous questions that confuse stakeholders, but clear, concise ones that provide the participant a beautiful snapshot of their progress; and most importantly, respondents are also asked to provide actionable steps on how to sustain progress post your last session.

In addition to these benefits, this neatness in the structure of the responses helps you easily showcase your impact as a coach, demonstrating clear ROI & ROE (Return on Investment & Engagement) to current and future HR sponsors.

The Impact Assessment is best used at the end of the intervention, but can also be additionally administered at the middle of a long engagement.

This tool is extremely useful to show coachees the mirror on their progress and even in capturing their stakeholders’ and colleagues’ appreciation.

Individual Impact

Guidelines for impact assessment
Level 1 – Episodic

  • Changes or new perspectives or insights in the participant
  • Participant invested in his/her growth
  • Participant gaining value through program

Level 2 – Developmental

  • Participant has larger responsibilities, taken up new initiatives, expansion in the role • Started to play a step-up role (next career stage)
    End of journey survey to assess impact of any Leadership Development Program. Open ended questions that are answered by participants and their stakeholders to get a holistic view of impact at individual, organisational and societal levels

Level 3 – Transformational
Fundamental change in the participant.

  • Visible to stakeholders

How has the program impacted the participant?
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Share the shifts yet to be demonstrated by the participant (Future Potential)

Organisational Impact

Guidelines for impact assessment

Level 1 – Episodic

  • Participant started to implement a new program or project outside his/her current scope

Level 2 – Developmental

  • Contributed to the development of new strategies at an Industry/ Capability level

Level 3 – Transformational

  • Contributed to ideas that have led to new company directions (Not done before etc. Bring about a new direction in the way we operate)

How do you feel about your goals? Please elaborate

Share details of impact

Community Impact

Guidelines for impact assessment

Level 1 – Episodic

  • Involved in communities outside their project/ account. Part of company, office, or domain-level activities. (Ex: CSR)

Level 2 – Developmental

  • Leading the implementation of a community program that is outside of their project/account. Seen as the leader and program has visibility at the org level • Paying it forward – Facilitating internal programs

Level 3 – Transformational

  • Looking at the cultural context of organization, fundamental changes in aspects such as values or ways of working

How has the program helped the participant create an impact at a community level?

Share details of impact

Post-Journey Recommendations

What commitments or actions can help the participant to sustain their development journey after the program?

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