A Coaching Model Created by Lisa Sennhauser-Kelly
(Executive Coach, SWITZERLAND)
The LIVE Coaching Model – incremental transformation to achieve your goals.
LIVE – Learn, Imagine, Validate, Evolve
In over 30 years of corporate experience I know that while I have a yearning for challenge and the desire and ability to succeed professionally, this need is tested by my need to also have a fruitful and fulfilling life outside the office. Having also coached and mentored professionals for some time, I now realize that my approach to coaching facilitates identifying those other goals and passions in my coachees, and encouraging them to surface – and to be attained.
In formally defining my model for the purpose of graduation from the International Coach Academy, I’d like to acknowledge that I drew on the insights from other models, including the GROW model developed in the 80s, generally acknowledged as the original coaching model and which is still extensively used today, and in particular the ICA Coaching Model, which is built on the belief:
that self-directed change can only occur through self-awareness.
Application of the model
The LIVE Coaching Model is designed to facilitate sustainable change, a transition in the mindset and behaviors of the coachee, and therefore the application benefits from a time investment, to allow the phases of learning, imagining, validating and evolving to be fully embraced and absorbed. This is usually a minimum of six months, to build a basis for achieving significant ongoing professional and personal success. A holistic approach is taken, looking at all aspects of the individual’s life, to ensure that progress is made to the individual as a whole, thus multiple goals are achieved. e.g. facilitating the development of a fulfilling career or business while simultaneously improving relationships at home, improving health, and pursuing a hobby. In this way it can also be effectively applied to professionals in a change situation, returning to work after a break, changing careers or relationships, having to deal with a new situation, or combining career and family.
Although designed for sustainable change, the LIVE Coaching Model can also be applied to a specific scenario in a single session. For example, a client comes with a work issue, “I worked on my presentation for months and it got cancelled on the day”.
what the issue is, wasting so much time or missing out on presenting yourself?
where you could use the presentation/work done?
- will they allow this?
- What steps need to be taken?
- Will this make you feel batter?
- Will it work?
Take the necessary steps to make it happen.
Tools used in the model and during the coaching process
In each phase the coach is always encouraging and supporting the creation of self awareness in the client, as a basis for the client to transform and evolve into the person he wants to be in each area of his life. This is done by active listening, by holding a mirror to the client and reflecting back the clients answers, by using powerful and encouraging questions, and where necessary, the use of reframing. The coach is always holding on to the client’s vision of the future, encouraging and supporting, holding a mirror to the clients dreams, reflecting what is heard back to provide greater self awareness and build confidence. In this way, we create incremental transformation to achieve your goals.