A Coaching Model Created by Erick Albarracin
(Health and Wellness Coaching, UNITED STATES)
Applying Coaching Ethical Principles
There are many coaching models within the coaching industry. All of the coaching models focus on helping the clients to overcome their challenges. However, the Ongoing Thrive Coaching Model (The OT Coaching Model) is unique because it delivers distinctive results to the clients during the coaching process. The main goal of the OT Coaching Model is to transform the clients through an ongoing thrive learning experience, self-reflection and self-direction. In addition, the OT Coaching Model is framed with 11 factors. For instance, factor 1 is related to applying coaching ethical principles; factor 2 is associated with self-reflection and methods of inquiry; and factor 3 entails demonstrating coaching empathy reasoning. The 11 factors of the OT Coaching Model will be explained in the following paragraphs.
Applying Coaching Ethical Principles
The ongoing thrive coaching model follows the ICF ethical guidelines and code of conduct. This coaching model is framed through the ICF ethical guidelines and code of conduct to make sure the coach can establish a strong coaching agreement, and create a safe environment for the client. Within an ethical and safe environment, the coach is able to display professionalism at every interaction with the client. In addition, the coach is committed to protect the client’s information and the coaching notes through privacy and confidentiality. Therefore, the ongoing thrive coaching model is structured applying the ICF ethical guidelines and code of conduct through professionalism, creating a safe coaching environment for the client, privacy and confidentiality.
Self-reflection and Methods of Inquiry
The ongoing thrive coaching model uses self-reflection to encourage the client’s critical thinking and empower self-awareness. Self-reflection allows the clients to think by themselves and find they own answers to their own challenges. Self-reflection also helps the clients to learn new things and new competencies. For instance, the coach can ask the following question to the client to facilitate self-reflection: how can you do this task differently? In addition, the ongoing thrive coaching model employs qualitative and quantitative inquiries to gather information of the client. Thus, self-reflection and methods of inquiry are key elements of the coaching process because they facilitate the gathering of the client’s information.
Demonstrating Coaching Empathy Reasoning
The ongoing thrive coaching model relies on empathy reasoning to build a strong coaching relationship with the client. Empathy reasoning empowers good listening skills, understand the client’s challenge, ask powerful questions for gathering more information and clarification and build an open and honest communication with the client. For example, good listening skills not only help the coach to understand the client’s agenda, but also make the client to feel comfortable, appreciated and understood. Asking powerful questions is important because it helps the clients to increase their awareness regarding to their current challenges. Therefore, empathy reasoning is a key factor on the coaching process because within a non-defensive behavior the coach and the client can establish open, honest and trusted conversations.
Building Coaching Connectiveness
The ongoing thrive coaching model practices compassion to connect the coach with the client within the coaching dynamics. The coach not only displays compassionate expressions, but also helps the client to heal negative past experiences through a genuine and sincere shared understanding. For example, representations of compassion are acknowledging, engaging, dealing with conflict positively, recognizing small wins and participating for decision-making. In addition, judgments are not allowed within the connectiveness process because it does not foster emotional support toward the client. As a result, coaching connectiveness through compassion helps to build a strong relationship and an active mutual dependence between the coach and the client.
Fostering Coaching Self-awareness for Ongoing learning
The ongoing thrive coaching model fosters self-awareness to support the clients with their continue learning. Increasing self-awareness on the clients is very important because it allows the clients to identify and learn about their own feelings, values, strengths and weaknesses. Self-awareness is also important because helps the clients to be conscious about their internal and external environment. For instance, when the clients are aware of their strengths, it is easy for them to utilize their strengths to solve new challenges. Thus, self-awareness is fundamental during the coaching process because it helps the clients to recognize, understand and utilize their own feelings, values, strengths and weaknesses.