A Coaching Model Created by Jeslin Sara John
(Life Coach, INDIA)
There has been a major rise in the popularity of zip-lines across the United States and around the World, in the last few years.
Zip-lining is a thrilling outdoor activity during which a rider wears a harness that is securely connected, via carabiner and pulley system, to a cable suspended high above the ground. The rider then glides along the cable for a uniquely exhilarating experience.
The components that needs to be highly secured, are:
1. Both ends of the cable
Cables can be very high, starting at a height of over 9 m (30 ft), and traveling well over 460 m (1,510 ft). Eyebolts used to terminate a zip line to a pole or tree must penetrate anchor entirely in order to be secured with a washer and nut.
2. The user
The users are physically attached to the cable by a harness that attaches to a removable trolley. Do not put more than one attachment in a trolley.
Now imagine the same with coaching.
- The cable is the challenge that may seem high and the client would have been going through it long enough
- The finishing end is the goal/ destination. That is where the clients need to reach.
- Starting end is the client’s current status or where exactly they stand at that point
- User is the self. The client should take up the ownership and be ready to face the fears to head forward
- The multiple stop points are the obstacles that stops the client from reaching their goal.
The first step is that the coach needs to get a clarity of the client’s goal. A client usually comes up with a very general topic and the coach will have to narrow it down to minimum number of takeaways.
The second step is know where exactly the client stands with respect to the challenge.
The third step, is to know if the client is mentally willing to take up the ownership and face the challenges.
The fourth step, is to find the obstacles stopping the client to reach their goal. Once all this is in place, move with the flow.