A Coaching Model Created by Josephine Sophie
(Life Coaching, INDIA)
The process of coaching is about going with the flow fuelled by the art and skill of transformative questioning. It is perhaps not very different to the principle of Tao that reconciles sociability with individuality, order with spontaneity and unity with diversity. It takes the coachee into territories never before explored to arrive at his own solutions. However most coaching models tend to stop at this. In this model that I have attempted to conceive I have tried to look beyond the coaching process and the journey itself and taken the environment into account to ensure that a more holistic approach is taken with greater probability of success for the coachee.
The holistic acronym that I have used is the 4S model:
- Sense of Self
- Sense of Other
When a person finds himself in the container of coaching and in the presence of a coach, he comes with the hope of achieving an outcome. This outcome could be as simple as having clarity as he might not be able to see the woods for the trees or he cannot see the larger scheme of things and misses out the details;
- he could bring to the coaching space a goal that he wants to achieve which may be wanting to get further ahead in his career trajectory and wants to understand what he needs to do to accelerate the process of his professional growth and development;
- it could very simply be that he wishes to develop if not scale up a skill or capability that will make him more effective in the role he currently holds and hold him in good stead in the eyes of his seniors or organization;
- he may want help to overcome a challenge he is grappling with at work, perhaps, with his line manager or direct report;
- he recognizes he exhibits a number of toxic behaviors that are adversely impacting the environment and he wishes to change these behaviors so that the harmful impact on others around him will be dramatically reduced.