Great coaching stretches, stimulates and provokes leaders to want to develop themselves – building their confidence and ability to add value to their business.
It can take between 2 and 8 months for new habits to be embedded in daily behaviour. Launch events and workshops are a great way establish the case for change and build early momentum. However, when the reality of ‘business as usual’ takes over, the energy to fuel consistent change can be lost. This is where coaching has its biggest impact.
Effective coaching gets to the heart of an individual’s change by:
- providing a platform for ‘un-discussable’ topics that feel risky
- identifying causes of barriers associated with behaviour change
- enabling leaders to talk about where they are in the change process
- motivating people through behaviour ‘relapses’ and overcoming setbacks
- providing an opportunity to build confidence in the face of change
- challenging and supporting individuals
- offering emotional support and structure
A typical coaching assignment follows this sequence:
Desired future and expectations
A clear definition of the outcomes and goals are agreed and a review of the solutions attempted so far is carried out.
Discovery and confidence building
Clients begin to uncover personal values, strengths, and a sense of direction and of control. We help them to do this by focusing on positive aspects – as well as ‘gaps’ in performance.
Exploring options and action planning
A sense of control often stems from the realisation that the client has choices – in an organisational setting this can be a huge break-through experience for people.