Coaching Option

Leadership coaching – an optional, post-program process

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The Challenge to Lead offers participants the option of receiving individual coaching after their attendance to the program.
Coaching is considered a practice of vital importance in successful and progressive companies, as it is one of the most powerful people performance enhancing activities a Leader can adopt. In a study conducted by the American Institute for Corporate Productivity of over 1,000 executives and managers, it was found that the practice of coaching directly influenced greater levels of people performance.

Our coaching process

Our post-program coaching process is an add-on option for all levels of The Challenge to Lead program and includes 6 sessions of 90 minutes each, spread out over a 6 month period, with an opt-out point half way through at session 3.

For the duration of the process our coaches apply the GROW coaching model – Goals, Reality, Options, What next – which provides a simple yet powerful framework for navigating a route through coaching sessions to achieve desired outcomes:

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  • Goal: Coach and coachee agree on specific goals, linked to longer term objectives, and the topics for discussion for that session are linked to a desired outcome to be achieved within the time limits of the discussion.
  • Reality: Both coach and coachee invite self-assessment and offer specific examples to illustrate their points. They avoid, check or challenge assumptions to achieve the most accurate picture possible of the coachee’s reality.
  • Options: At this stage the coach draws out, without judgment and evaluation, a list of what the coachee thinks they can and should do. The coach elicits suggestions from the coachee by asking effective questions and guides him or her towards making the right choices.
  • What next: At this final stage the coach’s intention is to gain commitment to action. Coach and coachee select the most appropriate options, define action plans and identify next steps, then commit to actions within a timeframe, and identify how to overcome obstacles.