What is Performance Coaching?

ARE YOU COACHABLE?

COACH OPPORTUNITY REACTIONS & RESPONSES

WHY WOULD I USE A COACH?

USE OF 'CHATHAM HOUSE RULE' IN COACHING

SEEKING & ACCEPTING COACHING

 

What is Performance Coaching?

Performance coaching is a process of supporting a 'coachee' to discover and implement personal solutions to challenging issues or areas of performance. It can be described as one off or a sequence of guided conversations that enable a “coachee” to unearth their best solutions. These solutions, because they are intrinsic to the “coachee,” are more likely to succeed and endure than solutions imposed by others.

Performance coaching is:

  • A conversation designed and conducted to enhance coachee's well being or performance.
  • A process which a coachee and coach have clear expectations, agreements, actions, and reviews.
  • A partnership that allows a 'coachee' to be supported and challenged by a coach.
  • Based on the premise that performance in any field can be improved by working in partnership with a coach.
  • Setting aside time to explore in conversation how performance can be taken to a new level.
 Looking to take your next step, to find clarity, to improve.

Looking to take your next step, to find clarity, to improve.

Are You Coachable?

Consider the following before you begin a coaching process and be prepared to raise any concerns or questions before your first session or during the first session.

  1. A coaching relationship must be entered into willingly.
  2. Are you interested in being in a coaching process?
  3. Are you ready to work on and achieve what you need and want, to be better at what you do?
  4. Are you up for the challenge of finding new ways to do things or make changes?
  5. Are you interested and motivated to find gains and improvements?

A coachee begins a coaching process with certain expectations, perceptions, needs and wants.
Overall the process and sessions involved aim to explore a coachee's motivation and purpose, goals and focuses, experiences and insights, those who influence and impact them, and the actions and reflections they can be taking and having.

Often people seek a coach when they need to find clarity, build confidence, take perspective, access support and the benefit from an accountability partner.
As you consider the question, “Am I coachable," be honest with yourself. If you’re ready to put in the time, energy and work to achieve new levels of success, then your answer is “yes.”

Coach Opportunity Reactions & Responses

A coachee who is provided an opportunity to be involved in a coaching process can have a range of response or reactions.

  1. Awesome how good is this, when do I start? (Positive)
  2. Happy to do this coaching thing but how it will help? (Neutral)
  3. What's this for and why are we required to do it? (Skeptical)

Admittedly, coaching is not for everyone. It calls for doing things differently and breaking away from past patterns that have produced your results. Achieving extraordinary results can be demanding and requires holding yourself accountable to the work you’ve agreed to do.

If however a coachee has reservations, questions or concerns its important these are addressed at the beginning of any coaching process for it to continue and be successful.

 Mapping out the possibilities, experiences, relationships, actions.

Mapping out the possibilities, experiences, relationships, actions.

WHY WOULD I USE A COACH?

You are interested in considering the possibilities? We know you're already performing at a high level. However, we all have dreams of accomplishing something more and we have challenges that if overcome, could make all the difference in our satisfaction and contributions. What if you could arrive at that "place" with more clarity, confidence, purpose and focus for what you do, how you do it and who you do it with?

Accepting the expertise of a coach will help to increase your focus to accomplish what want to achieve. Together with a coach, you can can express and explore ideas, experiment, work through action plans, and achieve higher level outcomes than when on your own.

Seeking & Accepting Coaching

If you are seeking or accepting an opportunity to work with a coach and be involved in a coach process it will increase your focus to accomplish what you want to achieve. Together with a coach, you can express and explore ideas, experiment, work through action plans, and achieve higher level outcomes than when on your own.

Make time, make the most of your coaching, and achieve the outcomes you desire.