A Coaching Model Created by Astrid Richardson
(Executive Coaching, MOROCCO)
My goal as a coach it provide clients with a safe and loving space for exploration, clarity, awareness, and ultimately, growth to occur.
My coaching model is based on the belief that everyone possesses the tools needed to achieve their goals and live the life that they truly want. When given the support and loving space to really understand their needs, desires, fears, and/or challenges, they can develop the clarity, awareness, and confidence to overcome any obstacle and move forward.
When a client comes to me, they may be stuck and my coaching model provides a framework in which we can explore their beliefs and values, assess the need for change or lack of alignment, release blockages, face challenges, set intention and take action.
The following process is carried out in a safe and loving space:
- Exploration: The client is guided by exploratory questions and/or assessments to identify their needs, problems, and desire to change. Powerful questioning, listening, and assessing are likely tools to be used in this phase of the process.
- Clarity: The client becomes more clear on the challenges, beliefs, values, fears, anxieties, etc. that could be getting in the way of their progress. In this phase, we can challenge beliefs to bring about insights that lead to awareness. Powerful questions that help to uncover underlying beliefs and values evaluation are beneficial tools in this phase.
- Awareness: In this phase, the client is changing beliefs, solidifying values, and letting go of baggage that no longer serves them. They can see a light at the end of the tunnel where they couldn’t before and they are ready to identify next steps. Power tools to help release judgment and reframing perspectives would be useful tools in this phase.
- Movement: The client has identified next steps and is ready to take appropriate and measured action toward a goal or goals. Action planning is a tool that would be used in this phase.
- Growth: The client evaluates their actions vs. desired outcomes and learning is applied toward future actions. Structures can be used in this phase to support continued growth.
Change is Possible
Change is a process that involves many steps, the first of which is believing that change is possible and then exploring what’s holding you back. Exploration leads to clarity and an awareness of what needs to be done in order for change to occur. With that awareness, self-confidence builds enabling forward movement and action. After action is taken, new outcomes, beliefs and/or behaviors are assimilated, change occurs, and growth is the result. When new challenges or blockages arise, the client can re-enter at any phase to get back on track.