A Coaching Model Created by Colin Batchelor
(Wellness Coach, UNITED KINGDOM)
My coaching model is aimed at helping clients overcome the inertia that comes from a fear of change.
Change is an inevitable part of life. As we grow and develop we all change, sometimes these changes are subtle and sometimes they are dramatic, sometimes change happens as a natural part of our evolution and sometimes it happens to us, imposed on us by an outside ‘force’. But however that change occurs we will all at some time change and we will all at sometime feel a fear of change.
This model helps clients (and indeed coaches) step through that change.
At each stage of the coaching process we will stop and review the actions developed from the previous stage, thus we will continually have a point of reference and will be able to ensure that we progress safely whilst still staying to our comfort zone.
General fear of change
This will be felt by clients who know that a major change is happening or soon to happen in their lives. There are a number of possible responses to this:
- The client wants to change
- The client doesn’t want to change
- The client is unsure about change
This will usually manifest itself as a general and non specific fear of that change, even if the client actually wants to change then inertia can take hold and in some cases prevents the client making any movement towards their desired change.
The Steps to deal with that fear
The first thing the coach will do is to work with the client to look at where the client wants to be or where the client needs to be, the goal. If due to inertia or general fear the client is unsure of where they want or need to be then this ‘end point’ will be developed as part of the coaching process.