A Coaching Model Created by Richard Haynes
(Business Coach, CANADA)
Coaching is a calling to me, it is an opportunity and privilege to spend time with, view, and experience part of your beautiful journey. I am often left in awe at the potential and gifts that an individual holds and can offer to the world. I view my role as one who encourages and supports you in your endeavors to open this potential and achieve the goals, hopes and dreams you set for yourself. You are unique and have incredible capacity to impact the world around you by using your own exceptional gifts. It would be an honor to explore and empower this potential with you.
Align Coaching Model
Alignment – This is “the process of adjusting parts so that they are in proper relative position.” In coaching alignment refers to the positioning of your purpose, values and goals with your thoughts, focus, actions and the essence of who you are.This alignment is central to the coaching process and will permeate each stage to support the intent of what you want to accomplish. We can tease apart the stages as shown in the diagram, but the power of alignment flows into one’s life when all of the stages reflect wholeness and integrate into and across one another within you.
Define Purpose – Consider and discuss ideas, values, hopes, dreams and aspirations to support clarity in your purpose and goals.
Explore Current Situation – Discuss values, structures and beliefs and how they are working for you. Explore what motivates and inspires you and how much this is reflected in how you live.
Develop Understanding – Continue dialogue and challenge current ideas, structures and actions in a calm and respectful space; supporting your intent and promoting clarity and awareness around concepts, ideas and actions.
Empower Potential – As understanding and awareness increases re-approach goals and actions with alignment and power. Acknowledgement and celebration of your progress can continue to build awareness and encourage and empower your potential.
The colors used in the diagram have been purposely chosen to enhance the description of each concept. Align is yellow to represent light and flow.Define purpose is gold to impress on the reader the importance, weight and value gaining clarity with your purpose or goal can hold.Explore current situation is a blue haze to denote fog and differing levels of clarity. Develop understanding is green to underscore how this process is organic and has strong elements of growth within it. Empower potential is like a sunrise to express how potential is dynamic and can rise and gain power and prominence in one’s life.
The stages are fluid in nature; there is not a start or stop to each one and no defined order for which they can be experienced. The diagram shows a potential progression with Define Purpose as the key starting point. However, sometimes even your purpose only becomes clear after building awareness and understanding.
Coaching Tools Used Throughout Model:
Reflection of words and ideas
Acknowledgement and Celebration