The Coaching View’s Developmental Coaching is a process that enables you (the client) to become more aware of your current way interacting in the world. It enables you to clearly see how you respond to situations, to other people and to yourself; both in ways that are beneficial and in ways that are less than effective. It allows you to achieve the goals and outcomes that are really important to you.
Most coaching today is remedial, in that it focuses just on achieving a specific personal or professional goal by providing training or advice. Developmental Coaching is different in that it is holistic; which means coaching focused on your multiple intelligences; cognitive intelligence, emotional intelligence, social intelligence, somatic (physiology) intelligence, spiritual intelligence, communication intelligence. We coach the whole person. This makes the changes generative. Which means you build new competencies that move you to new levels of thinking, creating and performing, which create powerful change in all areas of your life. If Coaching isn’t holistic, it is not truly coaching.
Ask yourself…Is my life working as well as it could be. What’s missing. Could you or your staff or your team or your business be performing better, managing better, feeling better. Are your relationships where you’d like them to be. Are you ready to make a change? Would you like to communicate better? Do you desire to feel more motivated in your career…in your life. Start by exploring what outcomes you would want to accomplish in coaching. Are you ready to devote the time and energy to get what you want. Then coaching may be for you.
The best way to know is to actually talk with the coach. Coaching is an intimate, relationship…you’ll be sharing what’s real, what’s authentic for you; that requires a level of trust, safety and comfort. You can best ascertain that by actually experiencing a coaching session. That’s why we offer a free intake session. So that we can get acquainted…and see if we are the right fit for you as a coach…and if you’re the right fit for us as a client.
Our developmental coaching program is delivered in a 6 session, three month cycle. So we’ll have a coaching session every two weeks and coaching practices or assignments between the sessions. Each coaching cycle will focus on a developmental theme as agreed to by the coach and the client; with specified key performance indicators so that the client can track their progress.
Today more than ever before, people are embracing the idea of being in charge of their own lives Coaching helps them do just that.
Some of the reasons we’ve heard for coming into coaching are:
“was looking to be able to relate better with my loved ones..”
“I wanted to feel more in control of my emotions and reactions…”
“I knew I was holding myself back; but I didn’t know how to doing that…”
“To do something different from what I was doing, because it wasn’t getting me where I wanted to go…”
“To find my own voice and authenticity…to be me!”
“To help me get further in my career…”
“I didn’t know what, but I did know something was missing for me…”
“I just wanted to figure out who I really am…what the point of me was!
In todays business landscape change is rapid and continuous. Restructurings, Downsizings and Mergers are commonplace, organizational changes, job displacement and talent transfers are all to frequent. Companies are finding that traditional management approaches are no longer sufficient and that they must develop inclusive, collaborative work environments to achieve strategic business goals and to maintain high levels of customer satisfaction Hiring, motivating and maintaining the right employees, managers and leaders is crucial and companies must commit to investing in individuals development in order to stay competitive. Coaching helps individuals and companies focus on what matters most in life and business.
Coaching is about setting goals, creating outcomes and bringing out your best. It is often confused with other similar professions. Here are some key distinctions.
- Therapy:Therapy deals with healing pain and conflict within an individual or in relationships. The focus is usually on resolving hurts and traumas from the past that impede a person’s emotional functioning in the present. Coaching is different in that it supports personal and professional growth based on self-initiated change in pursuit of specific actionable outcomes. The emphasis in a coaching relationship is on action, accountability, and follow through. Coaching holds the belief that people are not broken, and don’t need to be fixed. we work perfectly well…it’s our ”ineffective thinking strategies” that hold us back or gets in our way.
Consulting: Individuals or organizations retain consultants for their expertise. The general assumption is that a consultant will diagnose problems and prescribe solutions. Coaching, assumes that individuals/ teams are capable of generating their own solutions. The role of the coach is to supply supportive, discovery-based approaches within the framework of revealing the structure of the individual/ teams relevant thinking, behaving, frames of reference.
- Mentoring:A mentor is an expert who provides advice, guidance and often counseling based on his or her own experience. In the coaching process we don’t advise or counsel, but instead focus on the individual/team deciding on and reaching their own objectives. Our role is to facilitate that process by showing to clients how to marshal their own resources.
- Training:Training programs are based on objectives set out by the trainer. The Trainer is there to a transfer a skill or set of skills to the trainee(s). In Coaching it is the individual/team who set their objectives. The Coach facilitates the client in reaching the objectives. Training also assumes a linear learning path that coincides with an established curriculum. Coaching, although systematic, is less linear and more reflexive.
- Sports Coaching: Coaching is different from “sports/athletic coaching”. In fact, many sports teams and professional athletes employ a non-sports/athletic “coach” in addition to their staff of athletic coaches. In his book “The Inner Game of Tennis” author and coach Timothy Gallwey a clear distinction between a ‘coach’ and a ‘sports/athletic’ coach. The difference lies in the field within which each does their coaching. Gallwey clarifies the difference between the “outer game”, an athlete’s “performance” i.e. the behavior of playing their sport, and the “inner game”, the athlete’s thoughts, beliefs, values, emotions, sense of self that they bring to their behavior of playing their sport. This “inner game” is the field on which the “coach” plays. And, as we say in coaching, ‘the inner game controls the outer game’.
Basically, NLP is the study and practice of understanding how people organize their thinking, feeling, language and behavior to produce the results they do. Richard Bandler and John Grinder, the two men credited with developing NLP, simply said “NLP is the study of the structure of subjective experience”.
NLP works on the premise that all behavior has a content (what a person does, their behavior); a pattern (when and where the behavior manifests itself); and an internal process (the thoughts, feelings, beliefs, values etc) that generates this pattern. Therefore, understanding specifically how a person is internally processing will lead to an understanding of their patterns and behaviors. Also, by understanding and managing our own internal processing we can change our responses and behaviors to achieve our goals and outcomes. Thus, NLP allows us to understand and model our own successes and the successes of others.
Understanding and utilizing NLP provides enhanced insight and ability in the areas of effective communication with colleagues, employees, supervisors, stakeholders, managers and customers. By mastering the skills of NLP we can calibrate how others are receiving our communication and thereby create deep rapport with them. We can gain an understanding of how people understand and process concepts like motivation, co-operation, buy-in, teamwork and then language our message to connect with their understanding of those concepts.
As mangers, with the precision based language skills of NLP we are equipped to give concrete, sensory based, actionable feedback which can be understood clearly and acted upon without coming across as demeaning, offensive or judgmental. How effective is feedback such as “You did a good (or bad) job”? It doesn’t give the person anything specific they can act on and can possibly be counterproductive.
As leaders, with NLP skills, we can be far more purposeful in our own actions and behaviors. We can generate the most appropriate and resourceful internal state for every situation. We can anticipate how our non-verbal language will be received by others. A powerful advantage of learning NLP is mastery of the ability to align non-verbal and verbal messages to give our communication maximum clout.
NLP explores the inner workings of the human mind; how we think, how we develop our desires, goals fears, beliefs, values, identity and how we motivate ourselves, make connections, and give meaning to our experiences. Because of this in depth understanding of self, NLP can help you gain control over your thoughts, emotions and behaviors which enables you to:
- Identify clear outcomes in all aspects of your life
- Eliminate limiting beliefs
- Release outdated unwanted emotions and behaviors
- Realize your goals
- Align your values and outcomes for greater success
- Improve the quality of your Relationships
- Handle self esteem issues
- Create instant rapport with others
- Effectively Manage Stress
- Get rid of anxieties and phobias
- Get a clear sense of who you are and what you want
NLP has a wide range of practical applications in business (e.g. management, personnel, sales, consulting), training and development, education, dyslexia, the helping professions, health, relationships, writing and the arts, sports, parenting, hobbies and personal development – NLP is for anyone who wants to gain mastery over their mind and emotions, and get better results in their life. Your results in life come from your actions, which comes from your thoughts and emotions. Your thoughts and your emotions come from your programming.
Coaching is first and foremost about creating transformational change and taking action. NLP is an amazing personal development tool. NLP is about understanding how our internal processes effect our external behaviors, A Coach who is certified in NLP will be able to help you to become aware of your thinking structures, thoughts, beliefs, values and identity that may be keeping you stuck and will have the knowledge of how to use the patterns and techniques of NLP to clear those blockages.
A Coach who is certified in NLP will be able to assist you in creating well-formed goals, and build thinking structures to support your achievement. An NLP certified Coach knows the processes for helping you create the results you desire in business, losing weight, writing a book, creating a savings plan, increasing self-esteem, overcoming depressive thoughts, anxiety, fears, phobias, changing limiting beliefs to supportive beliefs, manage anger, ridding yourself of destructive behavior patterns,