GOFORWARD’s Coaching process has 4 steps. We will work with an individual or a small team to provide coaching solutions.
Step 1: Match
It is critical to match coach and client – for the maximum benefit to the client. The client must believe that this coach will help to explore the issues and to find solutions, will not take over, will offer new suggestions for development, will follow up. The client must feel comfortable with discussing sensitive topics with the coach.
Step 2: Goals
Client and coach discuss goals of the coaching sessions – 1 - 3 specific goals. This step may include input from the client’s manager and/or HR professional. Typical goals include: career path exploration, skill building in a specific leadership area, performance improvement based on feedback, preparation for new role or transition.
Step 3: Explore and Build
Coach and client explore the topics related to the goals: background, related experiences, key stakeholders. Discussions typically range from 60-90 minutes. We recommend that coaching sessions be held twice monthly initially – then every 3 or 4 weeks following. Total time is typically 6 months of coaching – with some situations continuing for up to a year. Key stakeholders may be interviewed. Self-assessments – or 360 instruments – may be used as well. Incremental steps to improve specific skills or to practice specific approaches are built into the process – continually. goFORWARD’s approach tends to be action oriented.
Step 4: Assess Progress
After 3 or 4 sessions, coach and client step back from the process to determine progress at this point – with the client determining whether to continue the coaching. Progress toward the goal – is assessed often. Follow up to coaching – at 3 months and 6 months – is built into the process.
Note that all discussions, self assessment outcomes are confidential unless the client requests that the information be shared with a specific individual such as the manager or HR.
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