In a simplified form, the coaching process follows this format:
STEP 1: DECIDING YOUR GOALS
Some clients come to me knowing exactly what they want to focus on; others need more guidance. So we discuss and make a list of the areas of your life you are not happy with and would like to change. You then decide on which area you would like to start with and we then set a goal to aim for.
STEP 2: FORMULATING THE ACTION PLAN
We consider all the elements that need to be in place for you to reach that goal, and draw up an Action Plan. We then look at the roadblocks that may lie in your path and work out how you can overcome them.
STEP 3: REVIEWING AND “TWEAKING”
For the following sessions we discuss whether you are making progress towards your goal; positive and negative repercussions of carrying out your Action Plan and how we can improve the plan to make the outcomes solely positive and therefore enabling you to reach your goal quicker.
STEP 4: GOING IT ALONE
Our coaching relationship will finish when we both feel that you are able to continue on your own making the changes in your life using the techniques I have taught you. You may not have reached all your goals by this stage, but you have the tools at your disposal in order to reach them on your own. We will devise a plan going forward so that you feel confident on what you are focusing on.
STEP 5: REFRESHER
You can have “refresher” sessions at any point after Step 5 in order to discuss where you are up to and where you are going. This can be purely a booster session and a re-clarification of what you are trying to achieve. Or it could be an opportunity to explore the possible different approaches to a goal that might not have been clear to you or possible before.