Coaching unlocks potential that already exists in every professional. It’s not about changing personalities or asking someone to behave in a way that’s not them. Instead, in their approach to coaching, they identify the leadership and communication qualities, skills and preferences that already exist within a person, help them amplify the traits that serve them, and develop strategies to shape weaknesses into areas for growth. They will ask you to try new things and consider different perspectives, but they will never ask you to pretend to be someone you’re not.
This is personal.
There’s no one-size-fits-all method of coaching. For that reason, they don’t offer off-the-shelf programming. For coaching to be effective, it has to address the specific needs of the individual leader, of the group, and their collection of personalities and dynamics. It needs to address the needs of the workplace, its systems, and its culture. What works for one person or team will not work for another. That’s why they customize every coaching relationship to focus on the specific realities and desired outcomes to bring out the very best in their clients, their way.
Honesty is everything.
What do you want to accomplish? How do you measure success? Who gets under your skin, and why? What are you afraid of? How do you really feel? To curate the appropriate path to your success, it is essential that they hear the complete, honest truth—even if it’s not fun to say or hear.