A Coaching Model Created by Roxanne Croates
(Career Coach, CANADA)
Self-efficacy: people’s beliefs about their capabilities to perform specific behaviors and their ability to exercise influence over events that affect their lives. Self-efficacy beliefs determine how people feel, think, motivate themselves and behave – Albert Bandura
Coaching may be thought by some as a method of helping a client to change behaviours, when in fact it is more about increasing confidence in a person. Increased confidence leads to taking greater responsibility in life which results in positive outcomes from the client’s perspective.
Def: Become aware of (fact or situation). Online Dictionary
This is a phase of exploration; exploration of the client’s objectives, expectations, belief in self, recognition of core physical, mental, spiritual and emotional qualities. Early in this stage, there may be many objectives sitting all over the map, but by the end, a specific goal will be chosen.
It requires the coach to:
Strategy/Preparation – Design Success:
Def: To make a plan
The specific objective has been chosen and it is time to detail the requirements of the journey. During this stage, the required skills, equipment (supports), proper nourishment (type and amounts of ‘fuel’ the client need for the trip), and sources of information from those who have taken this route before will be inventoried. The required mental and physical conditioning of the client will be assessed relative to the objective chosen.
Def: The fact or process of doing something, typically to achieve an aim Online Dictionary
This is where the client steps out and performs. In partnership with the coach, the client has made preparations to acquire the tools and skills which are anticipated to be of assistance on this journey. The client is not alone as the coach is present throughout, acting as the guide, watching the performance and stepping in to help navigate difficulties and to act as a sounding board when the client is unsure of the route he is taking.
Def: Make a thorough or dramatic change in the form, appearance, or character of. Online Dictionary
By overcoming obstacles and stretching personal boundaries, the client makes achievements throughout the journey and discovers strengths from within which were not known of before. A realization begins to emerge that the summit is merely a reason to go somewhere new; the real successes lie in the difficulties overcome along the way.
Transformation is brought about in the client through the genuine acknowledgment of the journey and of the experiences encountered along the way. Emphasis is on the client’s learning experience during the action period. Greater awareness of the positive shifts made of the client’s self-awareness, belief structure and the impact these have on the control gained over choices made are evidence of transformation. The change will give myriad opportunities for further personal achievements.
During this phase, the coach can follow-up and assess the outcomes to:
Satisfaction or happiness as a result of fully developing one’s abilities or character. Online Dictionary
This phase is ongoing and is a result of a successful coach/client relationship. The coach and client have partnered together to achieve a meaningful and satisfactory result for the client. As a result, a lasting foundation of confidence will have been built into the client’s life.
A ‘fulfilled’ client will: