Our definition of individual coaching
This is a support and accompanying method that allows an individual to
- Discover and test out unused or underused aspects of their own potential
- Overcome personal limitations he/she faces
Rather than providing expertise or solutions, the principle is to help people help themselves. The approach is one of reflection: what are self-limiting beliefs, what are potential resources? The objective is that the coachee (the person being coached) defines targets and actions that fit own personality and help them to improve their performance in the role that he/she has, or will have, in an organisation.
Coaching can allow an individual to take a step back from their day-to-day activities and, with the help of a coach, objectively consider the more complex and/or difficult challenges faced. Through enhancing ability to influence and by increasing impact, the individual will develop new ways to approach situations and confidence in handling issues will grow.
How can this be used in a development context ?
Coaching programmes can be appropriate at different stages of individual career progression.
For individuals, development coaching focuses on a specific issue or situation where the coach works with the coachee in analysing a situation, examining barriers and success factors and building a detailed action plan for success. Resolution coaching can be used to address specific issues, -‘problem areas’-, where the coach can help the coachee to overcome obstacles or limits to their performance.
What are the key elements of our coaching ethics ?
- Impartiality towards the organisation or company
- The identification of a specific professional goal with the coachee (not one that is therapeutic)
- Our responsibility towards the coachee, including our ability to distinguish between the interests of the individual and the interests of the company and to create a climate of confidence between these parties and the coach.
- Confidentiality between the coach and the coachee
- Our deep respect for people
- The use of known tools and methods in which we are trained and / or certified
- Regular supervision