My Transformational Coaching Philosophy
My coaching supports people in achieving the results that are important to his or her personal success and the long term success of his or her organization. I assume that you are the expert in your life.
My commitment to you as a coach is:
- to be a trustworthy partner, honest and open with you about what is going on my life, and handling what you share with me with respect and discretion.
- I’m committed to believing in you, supporting you in your change goals and helping you live out your destiny.
- I will draw out your expertise through inquiry, curiosity and gentle challenges. I will help you to stretch into your best self.
To do that, I introduce self-observation exercises, assessments, and (if fitting) healing prayer. I am attentive to your physical, emotional, cognitive and spiritual state. I help you to focus on your present behaviors. I seek mutual understanding of the organizational culture and systems (including policies and practices) within which you lead. Although my role as a coach is different than consulting, advising, therapy, or counseling; coaching does address personal issues or life conditions that impact your effectiveness.
The anticipated outcomes of transformational coaching for the client include:
- Identification of the key behaviors to continue, do more, do less, start and stop doing to increase their effectiveness.
- Involvement and commitment of stakeholders (i.e., direct reports, peers, support staff, supervisor) in the process of increasing effectiveness if the client is a leader.
- With sufficient client commitment to the process, measurable improvement will be noticeable and measurable (by ongoing feedback from stakeholders) on specific leadership behaviors.
- Long term effectiveness for the client and the client organization, based on increased capacity to achieve results through building and maintaining healthy relationships.