I have extensive experience of one to one coaching at all levels in my previous work at the University of Manchester. I work to the following definition of coaching provided by the Association for Coaching:
"A collaborative solution-focused, results-orientated and systematic process in which the coach facilitates the enhancement of work performance, life experience, self-directed learning and personal growth of the coachee."
In line with AC guidance this can be applied: organisationally to managers and leaders at all levels; within specific professional and occupational fields; and to groups and organisations as a whole.
My coaching methodology involves in depth diagnosis and focus on client needs and action that may impact on performance in four capability quadrants. It involves a whole person approach recognising the complexity of professional roles that clients occupy.
In line with Transactional Analysis philosophy my coaching is contractually based. Over a period the client will agree goals and targets for change to facilitate outcomes from coaching at 3 levels:
actions to resolve immediate presenting problems and task related issues;
longer term outcomes relating to changed habits and ways of relating with others;
changes in how the client perceives themselves and their world.
The Next Steps
I work with individuals and organisations on coaching engagements. I can access a range of psychometrics in the coaching process according to client need and wishes.
If you would like to discuss possibilities for coaching please get in touch. I provide coaching to North West HEIs and wider, and other organisations.