Coaching is described as the process used to transport people from where they are, to where they want to be. “Coaching is unlocking a person’s potential to maximise their own performance. It is helping them to learn rather than teaching them” Sir John Whitmore. Coaching for Performance. 2011
Managing is making sure people do what they know how to do. Training is teaching people to do what they don’t know how to do. Mentoring is showing people how the people who are really good at doing something do it. Counselling is helping people come to terms with issues they are facing.
- Coaching is none of these – it is helping to identify the skills and capabilities that are within the person, and enabling them to use them to the best of their ability.
- Coaching has a present to future focus.
- Coaches are not mental health professionals, not consultants, not best friends.
- Coaches can be labelled as accountability partners. They will support you on your journey from where you are to wherever it is you want to be.
How the relationship works:
Initial meetings to establish if we can work together.
A follow-up session to understand strengths, weaknesses and values will take place in order to set up goals.
The process is usually around 8 sessions with a meeting every 3 weeks approximately, for about 1-1.5 hours, at a convenient location ensuring privacy.
LIT offers coaching for all facets of leadership These include:
Have a look at a sample 2014 Contract.
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