A Coaching Model Created by Anja Serfontein
(Executive Coach, TAIWAN)
The name was chosen as I take my clients on a journey to examine their entire current life. It is crucial to have a clear understanding from which point the coachee operates before he/she chooses the direction of their desire. The model I use as a starting point of the Coaching journey is by taking a ‘Helicopter View’ and examining the personal Wheel-of-Life
2. with my Client.
The Wheel of Life has previously existed in many forms and for many years, yet it proves to be a simple and effective way as an entry point into a successful Coaching journey. The Wheel-of-Life forms the central ‘heart’ of my Coaching model. What makes this tool MY COACHING MODEL is the manner in which I take this “Snapshot” of my client and turn it into an
Ongoing Coaching experience.
The central question for my Coaching Model is: In what ways can you improve? At present my clients and I do this exercise using paper and pen written method. The future development and outlook will be as follow:
A Mobile Coaching App (MCA) will be provided to each client and will on a daily basis serve as a compass, where the valued individual navigates their life in their desired direction.
The founding idea this is based on is: one of the most common reason why people are looking for Coaches is because far too often people neglect one area in their life for far too long, until a person has a problem or hits the iceberg. The Mobile Coaching App will remind the client on a daily basis to think up a small action step in each area of their life. For example the 8 action steps that I thought off today form the following to-do-list for myself:
(The Mobile Coaching Application may include an “Inspire Me” button for each category to provide a creative helpful thought when the client is unable to immediately identify an action step on their own.) Trying this tool in a non-technology environment has made all the difference in my life and those of my clients as they repeatedly reported it was the difference between feeling overwhelm and having focus or clarity.