The coaching engagement typically has 3 distinct phases.
Phase 1: Meeting up
During the first phase, we will focus on getting to know each other, design a team alliance and establish a coaching agreement. We will identify and define the goals and objectives you want to reach by the end of the engagement.
Also during this phase, clients will learn to move their focus and awareness as individuals, to that of the team as a system. We will examine the system in which you operate and how it impacts your life and work. The duration of this phase is designed around the specific needs of the client.
Phase 2: Revealing
The next phase focuses on the understanding of the team system. The dynamics of the system is explored; thus revealing itself. Given the fact that all systems are inherently intelligent, creative and generative, the awareness will enable the system to self-correct and adapt.
Though individuals might not all agree, the core of the system will emerge and be experienced.
This phase is the longest but cannot be forced., It has also proved to be a painful revealing practise. Solutions naturally emerge, as the collective intelligence and team entity become the focus. The increased awareness leads to possibilities for more choices and better solutions.
Phase 3: Align and action
During the third phase we will explore possibilities the newfound awareness brings, within the safe environment of the coaching relationship.
The three interactive phases provide a map for the team to assess where they are at any given time, but the process can take a few minutes, a few weeks or a few months. As one cycle comes to an end, a new one emerges. There are no clear cut separations between phases and they merge around each other.
Sessions focus on the goals YOU want to reach, reflection on previous sessions, current realities you face, the opportunities or options available. The way forward will thus be determined. Your commitment to the way forward requires ‘homework’, which might be a questionnaire, exercises or video clips to be watched, internalised and applied. To keep a journal is an excellent way to measure your progress.
Since behaviour takes at least four to six months to change, no single coaching sessions are offered, but half day or full day workshops can be arranged to deal with specific interventions strategies.