Co-active coaching speaks to both the 'being' and the 'doing' in your life. How do you want to BE? What do you want to DO?
What happens during a coaching session?
Coaching is a process and a partnership between client and coach. This relationship requires me to get to know you and you to get to know me. All coaching sessions are completely confidential and the more honest you can be with me, the more transformative your journey will be.
During our first session we will design our partnership. We will also determine a set period of time we will engage in our partnership. The typical length for an initial engagement is six months. Some engagements go for 3 months while others can last a year. As the client, you determine the length of our engagement.
Next we will dig into who you are at your core. We’ll uncover what is truly important to you to, what drives your passion and what drives you crazy.
Each session is roughly 60 minutes. Meetings are by phone or online meeting room. During the first 1 to 2 sessions we will establish what the focus of your coaching will be. I will ask you to fill out a questionnaire and a few other documents to help me get to know you better prior to our first meeting.
At the beginning of each session you will bring a topic for coaching. If no topic is immediately present we’ll spend time exploring what is coming up for you. At times it may feel as if we’ve strayed far from the “goal” but coaching addresses the whole person. Professional life impacts personal life and personal life impacts professional life. They can’t be separated.
During the session I will ask you a lot of questions. A lot. My job is to help you find the answers for yourself. I will make requests of you to deepen your learning. At times I will challenge you to do more than you had ever dreamed possible to help forward the action.
During the session, or at the end, I may assign homework for you to consider between sessions. Many clients say their “a-ha” moments come between coaching sessions, not necessarily during the sessions themselves.
MY ROLE AS COACH
I will hold you naturally creative, resourceful and whole. What does this mean? When you’re playing small, I’ll call you on it respectfully and with kindness. When you’re avoiding the issue you came to discuss, I’ll shine a light on it. Why? Because, as your coach, my responsibility is to help you discover YOUR path and act as a catalyst for your personal transformation. That can get messy. However, I know you have the creative capacity to find the path. You have the internal resources to do the work. Lastly, you have the competence to take the necessary steps to move yourself forward. I will be your cheerleader, your biggest fan, and your challenging coach.
WRAPPING IT UP
Finally, once we reach our the end of our engagement our last session will focus on completing our work together and setting you up for success. At that time you can decide if you’d like to continue our coaching relationship to work on other areas of your life, continue working on the same area or take a break and let the work we’ve just completed marinate.