What is coaching?
Coaching is a thought-provoking partnership between a coach and the client. It enables individuals to make improvements and progress, so that they are able to perform and grow professionally and personally.
Coaching is a confidential and supportive process which helps people tackle particular issues that may be hampering progress.
Coaching can also be useful when someone is performing well, to assist them in understanding the reasons behind that success, and how they might take their performance to an even higher level of excellence.
Why do you need coaching?
Coaching helps to close the gap between potential and performance. Challenges such as self-doubt, distraction, conflict and lack of confidence, might add to the gap and impede optimal performance.
Coaching provides a means to closing this gap, because the coaching premise is that people have more potential than expressed, and can perform to their best only if they learn new habits and are able to manage other interferences.
The former CEO of GOOGLE, Eric Schmidt, said that all business people and executives should have a coach, just like every famous athlete and great performer has somebody who watches them and gives feedback.
Our Coaching Philosophy
Our Coaching Philosophy draws from the latest thinking in contemporary neuroscience, along with research from positive psychology, adult learning theory, systems theory, change management, and transformation leadership. Our coaching model is primarily based on the Results Coaching Systems (RCS) models.
The emphasis of this is on facilitating long-term change, creating insights and focusing on developing new habits and behaviours.
Our premise is that leaders generally know what to do; the challenge is executing what they know. Our role is to be a thinking partner, not an expert with answers, and so enable individuals to identify and remove the obstacles that prevent execution.
Basic Coaching Structure
We offer flexible coaching programs to fit the individual’s needs, using the following basic structure:
- Scheduled face to face or phone-contact sessions, which last between 60 - 90 minutes; every two weeks, or as needed.
- Anything from 6 to 12 sessions over a 3 to 6 month period, depending on the clients needs.
- Information shared is kept strictly confidential.
- The first coaching session is free of charge. This is to assess the readiness and willingness of the client to continue with the coaching engagement.
During the coaching engagement, we make various assessment tools available, which provide our clients with the needed information to set a course for personal and corporate development.
It should be noted that the coaching agreement is not based on the outcome of the assessment; however the outcome could be used to complement the coaching engagement.