The first session
The first session is an intake discussion where I will gather information about you and what you want to achieve through coaching. The context of your life, where you have come from and your current set of commitments is relevant to the coaching process. In the first session we will also agree on the coaching contract which includes the process we plan to use, logistics and responsibilities. This is where we set the scene and manage expectations. This also includes a discussion on how action plans are to be documented and monitored.
I will ask you to complete two documents either before this first session or directly afterwards. One is about your personal details and the other is a questionnaire to get you thinking about what you want. At the end of the session, as with all sessions, we will agree on something you need to do before the next session. This can take the form of a self observation, a practice or a task to complete. In order for coaching to result in meaningful change, work is required!
This is where the real coaching work happens. We will work on refining and clarifying what you want to achieve, and then implement action plans to achieve this. The sessions can include but are not limited to the following:
As with the first session, you will be required to take some action in between sessions.
- exploring values
- working on self-limiting beliefs
- finding clarity around decisions that need to be made
- other coaching tools
The coaching process is reviewed, and outstanding requirements are identified. We will jointly decide if more coaching is required, and, if so, objectives for subsequent sessions.