Untapped: Groundbreaking Research on the Potential of Peer Coaching

2020 Annual Conference & Exposition

In a 2018 survey of 1,000 full-time employees, Imperative found that people report being more than twice as likely to learn from peers as from their managers. The research also points to why peer coaching is, in many ways, preferable to traditional, manager-driven learning. What if we shifted some of our focus to make peer learning more accessible and effective? How would that evolve the workplace to be more human, meaningful, and fulfilling? In the same 2018 survey of a random sample of the U.S. workforce, we asked people if they would be willing to coach a peer if asked: 90% said yes. In a company of 10,000 employees, that would compare to suddenly adding 9,000 people to the learning and development team. Gain an understanding of the opportunity peer coaching presents, discover why it will disrupt learning and development as we know it, and explore how to apply peer coaching at your organization. 

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 1:00pm to 1:18pm

Aaron Hurst


Aaron Hurst is the foremost expert on the science of purpose and fulfillment at work. In 2014, he brought global awareness to the rise of the fourth economic era in history, the Purpose Economy. He is the CEO and Co-Founder of Imperative, the platform that connects and supports employees as peer career coaches. Imperative enables video-based peer coaching conversations across organizations that drive mindset and behavior changes that increase leadership abilities, productivity, and fulfillment. Previously, as the founder of the Taproot Foundation, Aaron catalyzed the $15 billion pro bono service market. He has written for or been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg TV, Fast Company and was named a LinkedIn Influencer. He is a third-generation graduate of the University of Michigan.

Session Type: 
Smart Stage
HR Expertise
Leadership & Navigation
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