What is The Process Like?
Transformative. First and foremost, we’ll uncover the true obstacle(s). We do that by asking questions. Once we find out the challenges we set up a time to meet weekly, or monthly depending on how fast you want to achieve results. We walk through a framework of discovery and reflection to determine what steps are necessary to achieve your goal. We create a plan that you’ll implement immediately after each meeting. Most importantly, you can’t improve what you don’t measure. We’ll set goals, milestones and I’ll hold you accountable.
1. Assessing the Situation
2. Forming the Coaching Relationship
3. The Coach’s Role
Another important part of my job as the coach is to ask questions the evoke change within the client. It is important to remember that am not there to solve problems for the client, but rather to ask the questions that will help them uncover the solutions they require. Finally, I must be able to communicate clearly and concisely with the coachee. This means that I carefully choose the words, questions and statements I use, and always consider if they will be valuable to the client as they work towards reaching their coaching goals.
4. Working the Plan
Flexibility is a crucial component in a coaching relationship. In an ideal world, the pre-determined plan will always provide the perfect solution to equip the leader in their role. However, because we live in a world of constant change, it is important to adapt as situations change. Because of this, the final step in the coaching process requires the assessment of the current plan to realistically determine if the path is still the most effective route to reach the desired results. If the answer is “no” the process must adapt to meet the current needs or situation.
In the end, each coaching partnership is unique based on the specific needs of the individual involved in the coaching conversation.