The coaching process
While our approach with our clients is never ‘one-size-fits-all’, the coaching process typically involves several overlapping stages:
Kicking things off. This is the information-gathering stage about your professional and personal aspirations, background, challenges, learning style, values, and desired outcomes. This usually takes place in a two-hour Discovery Session.
Assessing the current state. You’ll develop a clear understanding of where you are, with assessments tailored to your needs, interests, and goals. This process may include a 360-degree leadership assessment, interviews, and shadow day(s).
Creating the development plan. We’ll tailor a development plan based on your goals, strengths, values, and the key development opportunities that we identify together.
Coaching. Regular sessions expand your view of what is possible and foster the discovery of new insights. Your coach serves as a confidential sounding board, offering input, providing honest feedback, championing courageous possibilities, and serving as a resource for you to use as you shape and accomplish your goals.
Evaluating. At the end of the initial, engagement, we’ll conduct a summary review to evaluate the outcomes, celebrate successes, solidify learning, note challenges and opportunities, and talk about what’s next for you. We’ll also discuss whether to close the coaching or start a new engagement.
Our views on coaching
When we decide that we don’t have to ‘go it alone, it gets much easier to imagine new options, identify obstacles, take bold steps, build momentum, and hold ourselves accountable to our goals.
That’s where coaching comes in. We know from our clients that we are resourceful companions and guides during challenging times, and will serve as your confidential sounding board, co-inventor of inspired options, asker of bold questions, and champion of courageous possibilities.
We work with passionate, creative, resourceful leaders (even the tired, overwhelmed ones) to develop their own definition of success, designing a plan that is specific to their needs and aspirations. And we want to tell you a secret: it’s okay if you’ve been so busy getting to this point that you’re not sure what’s next. Even great leaders get tired, feel overwhelmed, and lose focus. That’s something that coaching can help with, too.
Here’s what we know: people and organizations have the capacity for transformative change. We’re not talking about band-aids, incremental adjustments, or short-term fixes (although those can be useful along the way!) If this sounds intriguing, let’s talk about what’s on your mind. What are the big dreams and goals that you envision for yourself, your organization, and your community?
We’d love to talk with you. Please get in touch for a complimentary consultation.