A coaching programme will normally start with an intake meeting, the first part of which might be attended by line managers and HR personnel as well as the client to be coached. The purpose is to agree the principles and objectives of the programme: -
The intake meeting is not a typical coaching session; it is to be used to establish the basis for the coaching programme and is likely to cover the following: -
A coaching programme is like a series of stepping stones. Each step is complete in itself and also moves you towards an overall objective.
The coach is here to support the client, but it is the client's responsibility to identify the outcomes to achieve, and their responsibility to take the actions to achieve the outcomes.
In order to identify some areas to work in, it is useful to score satisfaction in different areas of life using the Wheel of Life. and the Wheel of Work. Alternatively, there might be pre-defined areas or competencies used within the client's work.
The coach will introduce and explain a well formedness strategy such as:
P – positive
O – own part
S – saboteurs
S – specific
E – evidence
E – ecology
This will allow the client to set a well formed outcome for the programme.
The coach will help the client review his/her values with questions such as: -
Brefi Group strongly recommends some form of 360 degree feedback to establish a base line for a coaching programme. This can be set up at the intake meeting, with results available for the first formal coaching session.
In future sessions the client will set the agenda. The coach will encourage the client to give some thought to how to use the next session.
With our MBA level experience and training in the psychology of change, Brefi Group coaches possess the unique combination of maturity, professional skills and human qualities required to work with top decision-makers and the leaders of the future, whether they be in commercial or public organisations or running a small company. Such key individuals have the maximum leverage for change – they provide the leadership and role models for the rest of the organisation. They are under the greatest pressure, and are more likely to suffer from stress and an out of balance work/home life.
We can also train managers as coaches and set up in-house coaching and mentoring schemes.
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