A Coaching Model Created by Pat Moseley
(Career Coach, UNITED KINGDOM)
Journey – the act of going from one place to another – Oxford English Dictionary
Life is a journey and sometimes we set off without actually knowing where we are going. Along the way, we may hit hurdles or become stuck. When this happens, we can choose to remain stuck or we can work to overcome those hurdles, gain clarity, trust, and move forward.
Coaching is often referred to as a journey – a journey you travel along with your clients. Every client will follow their unique journey and the power of coaching will help the client move in the direction they are striving for. By building and forming a trusting and caring relationship, using powerful questions, and working with clients to set the agenda, coaching will enable the client to explore, reframe, set goals, formulate action plans, and move forward. As a coach, you join your client’s journey for a while to help them to identify a destination, build a journey planner, and support them to navigate the milestones along the way.
If we look back to where the first use of the word coach was described in the English language – “In the 1500s it was used to refer to a particular kind of carriage”. The meaning of the verb to coach was to convey a valued person from where he or she was to where he or she wanted to be (Evered and Selman, 1989). How apt is this for describing a journey?
My life journey has shown me that it is never too late to change, refocus, re-evaluate, plan, and start again. My coaching relationship with clients will bring collaboration, flexibility, and fluidity as we embark on their journey.
The journey model will help clients to see where they may be approaching a situation going round in circles, or when they are stuck, rather than moving forward.
me in your journey to help you set your intention, being fully present in the session. As a client, I ask that you acknowledge and appreciate what is joyful in your life so that you trust yourself to approach your journey with a positive mind.
There will be no judgment. Our coaching collaboration will be a safe, supportive environment that will allow you to explore, discover challenge yourself, and grow. You will feel listened to and empowered by being heard.
We are all unique and each journey will be unique. We will value and trust the uniqueness of you and apply this to your situation. Designing your roadmap to success. Along the way questions, you may pose to yourself.
- How do I feel about my progress?
- What have I learned as I have embarked on this journey?
- What if anything has changed?
- Is anything missing?
- Has an underlying belief held me back?
- Where am I now compared to when I started?
- How will I use this learning as I move forward?
I will remain focused, challenging (with permission), and responsible in guiding you forward, maintaining the ethics and standards of behavior established by the International Coach Federation (ICF) identified in its Code of Ethicshttps://coachfederation.org/code-of-ethics.As a client you will be responsible for allowing yourself the freedom to trust your judgment, setting the agenda for our meetings and the action plan to be achieved from this agenda. As we work on your agenda we will always keep in mind what success will look like for you. We will spend time exploring and refining the action plan to achieve your goal.
To nurture – to care for and protect someone or something while they are growing. We will nurture our relationship, I will aim to work with my clients inspiring self-awareness, self-care, self-appreciation, self-confidence leading to growth.
Empathy will play a big part in our journey together. The importance of understanding others’ perspectives. Connecting, collaborating, and caring.
This will be all about you. Bring your authentic self to our coaching sessions. Your journey will not follow a linear path, there will be challenges and learnings, highs, and lows but also recognition of the achievement of reaching milestones.
The International Coach Coaching Federation refers to coaching as “partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires individuals to maximize their personal and professional potential”. This will be the JOURNEY.
Brock, Vikki G – Sourcebook of Coaching History, (2014)
Oxford English Dictionary