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What to Expect with Coaching

Coaching as defined by the International Coach Federation (ICF) as “Partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.”

You know you are growing when you are stretching out of your comfort zone. Set your expectations up front that the coaching process has ups and downs; there are exciting breakthroughs, uncomfortable explorations, lulls in motivation, energizing days, and more.

The good news is that you have a partner in your coach who will bring objectivity, resources, and a willingness to challenge you in a supportive way to help with accountability and growth. No matter what the goal is, a coach can help uncover what is getting in the way, create more realistic action plans, and help expand perspective to see new possibilities and solutions.

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Coaching Agreement

An agreement about what coaching is and what it is not, logistics, cancellation policies, pricing, etc.

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First Session & Debrief

The first session is all about setting goals.  Whether individual goals or goals that we determine with your manager and others, this is the time to gain clarity on what we want to acheive. There are assessments available to give more insight to strengths, current level of engagement, areas for growth which we would also review to help determine the goals.  Any assessments taken will be followed with a debrief session to review and understand results.

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Every Session

Every session we set bite-sized goals in support of the overarching, look at obstacles and accountability measures, and action plan.

The ICF describes the difference between a regular conversation and a coaching conversation by pointing out that “...a coaching conversation has an outcome. The coach partners with his or her clients to establish a meaningful outcome for each session that helps them to make progress towards their overarching goal for the coaching engagement.”

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Mid-Point Check-in

We always want to make sure that we are on staying on the right path to acheive your goals and to increase your overall energy and satisfaction.  Our mid-point check-in is a time to make any adjustments to the goals, review progress, discuss what is working and what we would like to change about the structure of our sessions as we move forward.

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Final Progress Report

The final progress report is meant to reflect on all of the aha moments, learning experiences, areas of growth, and moments to be celebrated as you worked toward your goals.  It is also a time to think about how you want to move forward as the coaching engagement comes to an end and new goals enter your mind.

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Maintenance

You will move forward having learned how to gain the clarity and confidence you need to address any challenge and establish and reach any goal.  For continued support, accountability, and partnership, you can setup monthly or quarterly maintanence plans with your coach.

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