Career & Group Coaching
What is Coaching?
As defined by Coach U, "Coaching is a powerful, collaborative relationship between a coach and an individual which enables that person to realize extraordinary results through a process of discovery, goal setting, and meaningful action". Please click here for additional information from Coach U on why coaching is so effective.
The following four-minute video, "How Coaching Works", provides additional insight into the coaching process and also explains the role of the Coach and the Coachee.
Please note that you should never participate in coaching if you feel that you or someone you know need to be "fixed". Coaching is not a band-aid that can be applied to improve a person's performance. Instead, it is a partnership between two consenting individuals, where the Coachee is committed to improving his or her life in the way that he or she wants and the Coach helps them to realize that potential. It's all about moving forward.
The GROW Model of Coaching
The GROW Model is a simple method for goal setting and problem solving that is used commonly in coaching. The model provides a way to structure each individual session and the overall coaching engagement by focusing on the goals that a coachee wants to achieve. Through this model, the coach and the coachee are also able to explore the coachee's current reality, what resources he or she may need, the obstacles that might get in the way, and how committed the coachee is towards taking action.
The following four-minute video provides an overview of the GROW Model and how it can be used for coaching.
Depending on the person and the situation, there are many topics in career coaching that are open for exploration. I coach the entire person, however they show up, regardless of the specific area(s) in which he or she needs help.
The HOPE Model of Career Development
The HOPE Model provides a career coaching framework that takes participants through five separate steps. Hope, which is in the center of the model, provides the momentum and encouragement needed for a participant to make progress in the other five areas. Without Hope, a participant may struggle to achieve their career goals.
The HOPE Model makes it possible for a person to gain self-clarity by reflecting on their career progress and skills to date, which can then lead to their envisioning a preferred future. Focused goal-setting and planning, through the creation of SMART goals and an action plan, provide a road map that the participant can then implement and adapt. Hope is present throughout this entire process and provides the impetus for success. I use this framework with all of my clients and find that it helps provide structure while also managing expectations.
One-on-one career coaching sessions of 45 minutes each with a Professional Certified Coach
An action plan that is tailored to your specific career goals and needs
Support and resources throughout the duration of your coaching and in-between sessions
Interview preparation (including mock interviewing), resume review, and cover letter review*
Strategies for how to navigate career development and job hunting situations
*Resumes and cover letters which require significant editing of more than 50% will be subject to regular pricing.
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information on Group Coaching. Groups run throughout the year and include 7-9 people who are in various stages of the job search. If you would like to join a group, or need a coach to facilitate a group for you, we would be happy to schedule a call to discuss options with you.