Wednesday 26 September 2012

A Well Formed Outcome

Goal-setting is fundamental to all forms of coaching and to its positive impact with clients.  While full-blown NLP techniques may not everybody's cup of tea, the discipline of its approach to setting clear and actionable personal objectives is something relevant to all styles of coaching.  As a coach, I find this framework to be an essential aide memoir to remind to ensure I deal with fundamental performance drivers for a client as well as the specific problem being presented in any given session.  This is the route to sustainable and transformation outcomes beyond simple problem solving and issue resolution.  How could this be useful to you in your business and everyday life?
How to get what you want!
  1. What specifically do you want? Stated in the positive. It’s easier to move towards what you          want rather than away from what you don’t want.
  2. When, where and with who do you want it? Timed and contextualised. Give it a  timeframe and context.
  3. Where are you now? Present situation associated. From what position are you starting?
  4. What will you be seeing, hearing and feeling when you get it? Outcome state associated, calibrate physiological shifts.
  5. What will you be able to do after you get it? Future state associated.
  6. Who is it for? Self initiated and self maintained.
  7. What resources and states are needed? Have you ever done anything like this before?  Do you know anyone who has? Act as it now frame.
  8. For what purpose do you want this? Ecology check.

What will you gain or lose if you have it?
What will happen if you get it?
What won’t happen if you get it?
What will happen if you don’t get it?
What won’t happen if you don’t get it?

Sunday 2 September 2012

The difference between Coaching and Mentoring.

To many people, the difference between mentoring and coaching is rather unclear. Below we compare both activities graphically, to better explain what they have in common and how they ought to be viewed. To find out more please visit this page.