iPocket Coach joins Apple App Store

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New mobile app coaches managers on workplace communications

Managers definitely need information on-demand

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Managers and supervisors don't have much time to get the coaching they need regarding important workplace communications. iPocket Coach, available in the Apple App Store and iTunes, helps managers find the right "words of wisdom." All a manager needs is an iPhone or iPod Touch and a coach is at their fingertips.

iPocket Coach offers managers guidance across eight categories including conflict, development, feedback, interviewing, performance, promotions, rewards, and termination. Each category is supported with key takeaways that cover what's most important. The best part of iPocket Coach is the relevance of the content to real work situations.

"Managers definitely need information on-demand," said Tony Deblauwe, developer of iPocket Coach. "Only about one third of managers receive regular management skills training so any guidance helps. This app gives managers fast and simple access to scripts that will jump start their thinking about workplace conversations whether it's with their employee, peer, or boss."

iPocket Coach is a necessary addition to the Business category of the App Store. According to Deblauwe, "A mobile device like the iPhone provides a perfect method for giving managers valuable talking points and scripts on-the-go."

The iPocket Coach app retails for $.99, a bargain for any manager or supervisor seeking the guidance they need--when they need it.

Says Deblauwe, "This version is just the beginning. As more people use the app and provide feedback, additional scenarios, scripts, or categories can be added. The app will grow based on what managers need help with."

More information and an iTunes download link is available on the iPocket Coach website

About Tony Deblauwe
Tony Deblauwe is a workplace expert with fifteen years experience in coaching and Human Resources. He is the author of Tangling with Tyrants: Managing the Balance of Power at Work which shows employees how to deal effectively with a bad boss or other difficult workplace personalities. He is the founder of HR services firm, HR4Change, and sits on the board of Career Directors International. Tony is an approved member of Apple's iPhone developer program.


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