What is a coaching process and what do we do?

Updated: May 4, 2021

The coaching process can be defined as a “solution-focused interaction with a coach to assist the client in enabling change and achieving clearly defined goals in personal, relationship and/or professional setting”.


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Coaches need to be able to show empathy and be good at building relationships, including building rapport. Good coaches also have strong communication skills.


How is a coaching process conducted?


There are a number of techniques coaches use to support you to find what drives you and how to get there in the best way possible. We, as coaches, accompany you on this journey, building a foundation on trust that will grow as we pass various stages together.


These stages are:

  • Establishing report

  • Defining and assessing priority areas

  • Identifying challenges, limiting beliefs, blind spots and problem areas

  • Defining and establishing goals

  • Committing to being accountable for one's own success

  • Measuring progress

  • Celebrating success


What happens during a coaching process?


There is no strict guideline. Every coach is different but in the majority of cases it happens as followed:

  • Bi-/tri weekly sessions focused on different challenge areas or a series of sessions focused on deeper analysis of a long term unresolved issue

  • During those sessions we ask focused questions which will challenge your thinking and perceived limiting beliefs

What do I do as Nao Coaching?

  • I will also keep you focused and challenged for actions in between sessions, so we are sure you will be working the issue also outside of our sessions

  • In my sessions -and when we feel the situation calls for it- I might incorporate exercises to connect with the body and use it as an instrument.


So what is Transactional and Transformational Coaching?


In transactional coaching you will uncover what you need, establish a goal, pursue it and move forward in life as you are used to. No in-depth exploration or shifting on any level for the desired outcome to be achieved: “What do you want to change?

In transformational coaching, on the other hand, you focus on enabling self-actualization. We dive deep into who you are and who you desire to become: “Who do you choose to be?

You will still bring your goals, vision and objectives to the sessions. These will help us to create context to go within, and are not the real end goal. This will give room to the key question:” Who do I need to be in order to make my goals or dreams a reality?”

Transformational coaches can and will coach transactionally at times; sometimes it is the desired route to explore thoughts, uncover perceptions and limiting beliefs and remove restraining energies within. However, my role is to maintain focus on your growth potentials of the “you within”, and encourage self-exploration before action.


All transformation is change, but not all change is transformation.”

 

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