What is coaching?
The International Coach Federation (ICF) defines coaching as “partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.”
In a survey conducted by Pricewaterhouse Coopers, respondents were asked to identify
the benefits of being on a coaching program. Here are just a few results from the study.
Our coaching services
At thechangecatalyst, coaching programs are designed depending on individual & organizational needs. These can be broadly of 2 kinds-
- One-One coaching
- Group/Team coaching
1. One-One coaching
This is designed for focusing on specific areas concerning an individual. One-one coaching is conducted for their professional & personal development & results in the individual making significant shift in their thinking & beliefs. These shifts enable transformational change in desired results or outcomes.
The structured yet intuitive coaching approach, takes the client through an insightful journey of self-awareness & development, traversing through 4 phases, eventually leading the individuals to successfully achieving their goals, while realizing their full potential.
The duration of program, numbers of & frequency of meetings is recommended basis understanding of individual needs & the areas to be worked upon.
The 4 Phases of the ‘Coaching Journey’ that every coachee goes through have been simplified & represented below.
A coachee would generally go back & forth in the stages.
1. Discover & Design Goals
• Design goals aligned with the client’s purpose, values and what truly inspires them
• Create challenging yet inspiring SMART goals
2. Recognize & Overcome Barriers
• Exploring the bed rock of beliefs, assumptions & paradoxes around the goal
• Stimulate intrinsic motivators
• Explore their internal resources & strengths
3. Plan & Execute Actions
• Develop client generated strategies & options; levels of achievements; Action plan
• Gain commitment to action & leverage resources to overcome challenges
• Support in streching personal boundaries
4. Consolidate & Celebrate Learning
• Review & consolidate learnings from success & failures
• Insights, to strengthen new enabling habits.
2. Group/Team coaching
These follow the same principles as individual coaching, combined with skills of facilitation & group processes.
The programs are designed to create significant outcomes for the group, as a whole & can be considered in place of Trainings too.
Some of the areas where Group coaching has proven beneficial for organizations include –
- Fostering of long-term sustainable change
- Happier and healthier employees
- Cost efficiencies
- Greater integrated thinking and connections across the organization
If you are wondering what to choose between Group/Team coaching, Individual coaching and Group Trainings, here are some advantages of Group coaching to consider –
- Leveraging of time and resources
- Economies of scale (more impact with less time and money)
- Effecting change
- Harnessing the collective wisdom of a group
- Making it stick- the coaching approach ensures participants feel enabled & empowered to integrate new learnings in their lives.