3.0 The Model:
T– Time for action planning
A– Ascertain goal commitment
L– winning Learning style
U– ensure Unlearning
S– choose Support tools
Cel– build Celebration at every step
1.0 the 1st version!
Details of the steps are given in the following pages, including tools that one may use to execute each step
4.0 Next Steps
Test the model in my peer coaching sessions and evolve it in further coaching
Ready! Fire! Aim Tom Peters in In Search of Excellence Above all, DO something
Step 1: Am I giving enough time for Action Planning in my sessions?
Note that the figures of 10% (Actual) and 30% (Ideal) are indicative and each Coach and her Client can determine what’s best for them; what is important is to reflect on it purposefully and arrive at the “right” ratio for the particular issue
Step 2: Support Client to Ascertain Goal Commitment
Assess whether the goal is aligned with the deepest desires, purpose and values of the Client
1. Use Power questions:
- How important is this goal to you? Compared to other goals in your life right now, where do you place this goal?
- How would you feel when this goal is realised by ____________(time frame)?
- How would you feel if it were not realised by _________________(time frame)?
- If this goal happens, what in your life will change? How will it help you to achieve your purpose?
- Center the client into a reflective/ meditative state with some steady seating, steady breaths and relaxed tone
- Think in a relaxed way about all the goals that you have in your life right now. All the things you wish to achieve, including the goal we have just discussed.
- Imagine it is now next week (or whenever) and that you have realised all your goals….each and every one of them! How do you feel?
- Now imagine it is now next week (or whenever) and that you have realised all your goals, but not realised this goal that we have discussed just now. Everything is achieved but just this one. How do you feel? Where do you feel it? Is the feeling light or intense? How so?
- Now release the client from the visualization and discuss commitment to the goal in question and its relative importance