How does the process work?
The principle of coaching essentially works through the cultivation of critical reflection. Critical reflection begins through dialogue and involves the development of a perspective upon ourselves to view our strengths and weakness, and especially where we go wrong, make mistakes, lose our momentum, deplete our inner resources or get into conflict with ourselves or others. The aim of critical reflection is to see ourselves as clearly and objectively as possible, to cut through self-deception and confusion, to become our own best mentor.
In practical terms, the usual coaching process involves 20 fortnightly 1½ hour sessions over a nine month time-frame. This can occur in person, by telephone, email, or internet telephony like Skype (with or without camera) – or any combination. In-person is best but often not possible as we work with people all over the world.
The number of sessions, their length, frequency and the duration of the overall process can be adjusted. Whether we work with one executive, two or more, a whole team or any combination becomes part of the plan to be worked out. Our approach is flexible.