Coaching and Mentoring
Coaching and mentoring can provide a valuable contribution in helping you achieve your goals, improve your performance and overcome the obstacles and challenges you face, examples of which might include,
Acquiring new skill sets and abilities
Future career planning and professional development
Improving time management, organisation and control
Developing (and if need be repairing) relationships
Reducing stress, anxiety and work life balance.
There is a subtle difference between the role of a Coach and that of a Mentor. The Coach is focused (primarily) on working with you to allow you to develop your own solutions. The Mentor being more inclined to contribute their own personal experiences as possible solutions to your challenges.
In reality a robust approach is likely to ebb and flow between the two.
Our coaching and mentoring programme is based on a 4-stage structure and designed around the P.R.A.C.T.I.C.E model, which is a brilliant methodology to problem solving within a coaching format. The acronym stands for the seven steps in the process:
1. Identify the Problem
2. Develop Realistic and relevant goals
3. Generate Alternative solutions
4. Consider the Consequences
5. Target the most feasible solution
6. Implement your Chosen solution
The 4-stages of the programme are,
1. Everything DiSC Assessment
In the first stage of the programme you will take the Everything DiSC online personality assessment, (sales, workplace or leadership, depending on the specific goals to be achieved). The output (23 page report) is then used to increase your own self-awareness and identify your motivational drivers, tendencies and preferences.
2. Personal Development Plan
The second stage is focussed on the creation and completion of your own personal development plan, identifying and recording critical information that is vital to achieving your goals and objectives, such as:
Your long-term goals, why you chose them and how you will feel when you have achieved them
Your objectives, yearly, quarterly and annually
Your impact actions, what, when and how you will execute them
Your behaviours, what you want to change, keep doing or do more of
Your progress towards your goals, successes, opportunities, failures and threats.
3. 121 Coaching and Mentoring Sessions
The third stage brings the output of your DiSC assessment and the goals outlined in your personal development plan into a series of 121 (in person or on-line) coaching sessions, focused on helping you overcome the “real-life’ challenges and obstacles you are facing.
4. Record and Review
After each coaching session, our progress is recorded into your Personal Development Plan, ensuring the journey to achieving your goals is on track.
Timing and Structure
The recommended number of 121 coaching sessions is between 6 and 12, with interval frequencies from 2 to 4 weeks, dependant on your own personal circumstances.
Look Before You Leap
A successful outcome to a coaching programme depends on lots of things, honesty, trust, a willingness to be vulnerable and to be challenged being amongst the most important. Equally as important is that the person being coached has a real appetite for change and perceives the work required to contribute to the programme to be as important as anything else they are doing. Without this level of personal commitment your time, energy and money may be better spent elsewhere.
If after all that you’re genuinely interested, please get in touch to discuss how I can create a bespoke coaching or mentoring programme for you.