Research Paper By Raju Bhatnagar
(Executive Coach, INDIA)
The following is a Case Study of a Coaching engagement I completed recently. It gave me a sense of satisfaction of having played the role of a Coach effectively and being able to observe the outcomes and the satisfaction that my client got. The reason I am structuring this Coaching engagement as a Case Study is that it provided me with one of my first opportunities to address both professional and personal issues for my Client simultaneously. I found it immensely enriching and educative and felt it would be appropriate to share it with my fellow Coaches.
My client, Hari1, is a 35 year old person. He is a successful professional and has consistently been a high performer in his organisation. He has built an image of himself as a go-getter, a person who can be depended upon for meeting targets and 1 Name of the client has been changed to protect his identity. However, my client has given me permission to share the highlights of our engagement. He has seen this document and accorded his approval for it as well.
Hari has been married for 8 years and his wife used to work as well. Both had successful careers and put in long working hours at their respective work-places. As a matter of routine, both Hari and his wife would identify the long week-ends in the beginning of the year and plan short vacation trips around those dates. This would enable them to take about 6 to 7 short vacation trips together annually. Apart from these short vacation trips, they did not take much time off or take long vacation breaks.