[ What's in a Session? ]
The method used by [FitForBusiness] is based on a platform and structure of coaching models underpinned by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS).
Coaching is a partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to narrow the gap between performance and potential by identifying strengths and stretch areas in role related competencies.
Be mindful of the following when considering coaching as an organisational talent development strategy. Business Coaching should not be confused with mentoring, training or consulting and fundamentally steers away from advice-giving.
It is based on the understanding that people are infinitely resourceful.
Coaching sessions are for the coachee to generate solutions and strategies based on the structure, framework and competencies maintained by the coach during the engagement.
[ KEY POINTS ON A TYPICAL COACHING CONVERSATION ]
• The coachee raises a business issue that they're struggling to resolve (this may be a once off incident or a repeated outcome)
• An agreement is reached for the desired outcome of the coaching session
• Possible associations and links to a broader business vision, goal or aspirations are identified
• The meaning of the significance of this to the coachee are explored
• The current reality, goals, options, way forward and obstacles are brought into conversation
• To elicit client generated solutions and strategies
• To gain mastery on how their thinking and behaviour impacts on their organisation
• Accountability and progress measures are established
[ FOUNDATION and FRAMEWORK ]
• Adherence to the International Coaching Federation (ICF) code of Ethics
• A relationship between coach, coachee and organisation of trust, intimacy and respect.
• Active listening
• Powerful questioning to remain agenda driven and evoke insight
• Creating awareness
• Direct communication
• Business systems and organisational framework acumen
• Adult learning theory
• Psychological acumen (Models include Neuroscience, Gestalt, EQ, Integral and Narrative)