Strong Start Towards Your Next Successful Coaching Engagement
Coaching Conversations stimulate self-awareness, leadership insights, and actionable next steps towards your goals. The investment returns real-time results that are life enriching and rewarding. Getting clear is the first step toward results of a dream fulfilled, discovering purpose, or delivering on your priority commitments .
We begin with a leadership principle that will guide the conversation and coaching focus
Opportunities + Challenges = Growth
What opportunities are you considering?
What challenges are you facing?
How do you need to grow in your leadership?
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If you could work with passion, clarity, and discipline for the next 30 days what could you accomplish?
Greater Insights that Lead to Action
Opportunities - Get Clear!
What motivates you? - Achieving Goals, Solving Problems, or Seizing Opportunities… Describe what energizes you!
What’s a one word theme for your year?
What’s your 90-day Focus?
What’s your 1-year Goal?
What’s your 3 year Dream?
Goals, Plans, and Strategies rarely go as expected.
What’s challenging you? Describe how it impact your life and work.
What captures the majority of your time and thoughts? Make a list if helpful
What consistently distracts you? Describe behaviors or poor habits that influence your ability to focus
How’s your resiliency? Describe how you respond to setbacks, changes, and unmet expectations
What’s your primary responsibility related to your challenge? Describes what’s in your circle of influence or out of your control
When stretched we grow our capacity for more opportunities, responsibilities, and the rewards of meaningful results.
How would like to expand your influence and capacity?
What areas of your character needs to be strengthened?
What specific competencies would help you lead more effectively today?
Who can help you develop as a leader? Write down a few names of trusted relationships that come to mind: friends, mentors, advisors, peers, etc
As you prepare for the coaching session your answers will stimulate great engagement with your coach. As your connection develops with your coach you will be invited deeper into your discovery and clarity for further growth getting your closer to your goals.
the Advance follows the framework of 1. Awareness. 2. Alignment, 3. Action!
Learn your Highest & Best Ability by Assessment(s) & Feedback
Grow your Leadership Capacity
Move towards your Goals
For our coaching sessions whether formally or informally we follow a conversational framework.
Gaining self-awareness to leverage strengths, managing weakness, minimize blind spots, and mitigate bottlenecks.
Defining growth areas for your development. The Scorecard gives context for roles, responsibilities, and reviewing performance. Getting clarity on what to focus on, where you are excelling, or not, to invest into the highest and best use of your time and talents.
Reviewing goals and commitment for this month, quarter, or year both personally and professionally. Create an action plan staying focus to see it done. Letting go of secondary things to achieve what's priority.
For some leaders to begins with a 4-hour-8-hour intensive session followed by 1-hour monthly coaching. Its process produces results. You may begin with 30 minutes. It’s your time to go as deep or wide as you need.
As you consider your coaching time … Where do you want to focus? Awareness, Alignment, Action!
Suggestions to Engage for Coaching
Review for Awareness & Reflect on 1-3 Insights/Questions - If you completed a personality assessment (past or present) review for new perspectives. The Advance team uses Strength Finders, Birkman, 360, Myers Briggs, Enneagram, DISC, PDP, Kolbe, Workplace Big 5, FIRO, and TKI Conflict Mode Instrument. We also begin our coaching engagements with the Birkman.
Development Focus - Where are stretched, struggling, or stuck in your work? What support do you need? Identify 1-3 growth areas you could invest in your leadership over the next 1-3 months.
What's your win? What do want to accomplish this month, quarter, or year end. Define both personally and professionally.
One quick tip we've learned as you prepare is a simple coaching question after my intensive session...
What question would you like your coach to ask you? write it Down! Then Share with your Question bEfore the meeting!
Ways Leaders Are Focusing Their Development
Korn Ferry’s research of executives they clarified areas the primary leader development competencies for growth.