Professional coaching is a partnership between a coach and client to provide structure, guidance, and support. According to the International Coaching Federation (ICF), coaches partner with clients in a “thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential."
Coaching is often used to support goals such as:
Helping someone transition out of or into a role
Developing specific skills (ex. public speaking, communication, strategic planning, etc.)
Identifying and addressing blind-spots
Setting and achieving goals
Gaining clarity on your values
Interested in identifying a Coach? Here’s how our process works:
1) Contact Rachelle Strawther, Director of Leadership Training & Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a time for a brief phone call.
2) During the call, we’ll discuss what you hope to gain from the coaching, whether for an individual on your team or for yourself. We’ll also discuss your budget and parameters for the coaching (ex. number of sessions).
3) The person being coached will be invited to review our Coaching Bureau, which includes seasoned coaches from a variety of backgrounds and with different specialties.The benefit of using a coach from our Bureau is that it allows you to identify a good match based on goals and coaching approach, without having to do significant research yourself. In cases where a team member is advised to work with a coach, the supervisor and HR employee sometimes participate in the selection of the coach.
4) If desired, we can arrange 30-minute complimentary consultations with 2-3 coaches to help you determine the best match.
5) Once you have decided who to work with, we will facilitate a coaching agreement.
6) You and the coach will decide how frequently to meet. Most coaches and coachees meet for an hour every week or every other week. During COVID, coaching sessions generally take place on Zoom.