Coaching

Self Management or Diagnosis – What is Your Approach?

Self Management or Diagnosis – What is Your Approach?

I remember the first time I had a battery of tests and assessments done when I was with an organization. I can’t quite remember why I was doing these things (which is another story!) but I do remember getting my results. Looking back now I consider myself very fortunate to have been working with the person I was working with. At the time I simply considered it a typical way to work with pers... »

Coaching – The Rise of Immersion

Coaching – The Rise of Immersion

Our last 2 posts have dealt with changes that we see as needed and inevitable as the world of coaching changes. These two posts can be read here: The Socialization of Coaching and Coaching – The Decline of Analysis . This post focuses on the real challenge and need for the coach to immerse themselves in the context and process of their specific coaching engagements. To be active participants in th... »

Coaching – The Rise of Immersion

Our last 2 posts have dealt with changes that we see as needed and inevitable as the world of coaching changes.  These two posts can be read here: The Socialization of Coaching and Coaching – The Decline of Analysis .  This post focuses on the real challenge and need for the coach to immerse themselves in the context and process of their specific coaching engagements.  To be active participants in... »

Coaching – The Decline of Analysis

In our previous post we talked about The Socialization of Coaching and why we think this is necessary to bring some balance to the world of coaching.  This balance is about bringing more of a social approach to coaching while still holding on to the best of what the psychological approach brings. One of the foundations of the psychological approach is an objective analysis of the coachee and a det... »

The Socialization of Coaching

We are beginning a series of posts on coaching as we lead up to our first Accreditation for Coaches workshop this September. These posts will provide a little perspective on our position and thinking about coaching and how we use our assessments in this type of work. As you can tell from the title of this post one of our perspectives is that coaching needs more of a social perspective to bring som... »

Outward and Broader – Two Things We Do

In our last post we reflected on our experience at the OD Network conference in Seattle in October.  One of the key reflections was that we think it would be of value for OD practitioners to go outward and broader in their efforts to improve performance in the work they do to offset the much more common inner and deeper approach of the psychotherapeutic model. In this post we will take a brief loo... »

Bringing Coaching to the Masses – Without Developing Masses of Coaches

The most common model of coaching today is one where there is a coach and a coachee; two different individuals with differing roles within the coaching interaction.  A quick Google search of the phrase ‘executive coaching’ produced over 1,700,000 links so it is safe to say that coaching using this model, is alive and well.  People find value in this model and want to do more of it in their organiz... »

The Challenge of Executive Coaching – Individual Change and Social Response

A primary informing model of one-on-one executive coaching is psychoanalytic.  The couch might have disappeared but the model remains.  One individual there to change and the other individual there to assist in that change.  When the individual changes, success is assumed.  The challenge is that success is only really determined when those changes are taken out of the coaching scenario and into th... »