The best way to prepare for life is to begin to live.

- Elbert Hubbard

One to One Coaching

One to one coaching is a powerful short term intervention suitable for all levels and disciplines within and outside of an organisation. This style of coaching typically covers a six month period to allow for a significant and sustainable behavioural change to occur. In today's busy work environment leaders and individual contributors at all levels rarely set aside time to assess, plan and reflect. One to one coaching creates a confidential and supportive environment that enables this to take place and the individual to achieve far greater results.

One to one coaching works best when:

  • The individual is fully committed to achieving specific goals
  • Coaching is supporting a leadership or personal development programme
  • The coachees goals are aligned with the organisations goals
  • Key stakeholders are supportive of the process
  • Measureable results can be identified

Whilst all coaching assignments are unique, the 'vanilla version' generally involves the coach and the coachee meeting face to face for one hour every two weeks.  These sessions follow a similar structure that includes:

  • Check in
  • Goal clarification
  • Assignment review and feedback
  • Probing questioning to establish the current and desired state, uncover limiting assumptions, facts versus the story, development of action plans and new ways of thinking and being to achieve the identified goal.
  • Assignments and commitment check
  • Close out to summarise insights from the coach and coachee

CoachMatching coaches have the capacity to work at both transactional and transformational levels and are adept at building bridges between the two.

Characteristics of Transactional Coaching:

  • Focuses on current
  • Emphasizes personal change
  • Role-centered
  • Works with individual
  • Offers models of effective behavior
  • Cognitive/behavioral orientation
  • Change happens through cognitive learning and action

Common outcomes we have observed in our clients from transactional coaching are:

  • Development of new skills
  • Better ways of implementing old skills
  • Ability to take on new perspectives
  • Ability to respond intentionally rather than reactively
  • Behaviour is directed towards valuable goals
  • More positivity in the workplace

Characteristics of Transformational Coaching:

  • Focuses on current and long term
  • Emphasizes leadership growth
  • People-centered
  • Works with person in system and context
  • Offers a framework for thinking about leadership
  • Depth / systems psychodynamic perspective
  • Growth happens through thinking and application

Common outcomes we have observed in our clients from transformational coaching:

  • Growth in leadership capacities
  • Creation of effective leadership role
  • Leader has creative vision and begins to institute organizational innovations
  • Leader develops capacity to lead and manage organizational change
  • Individuals feel a new flexibility and freedom in work life.