Summary & Method(s):
The core value of coaching is to help leaders think through challenges and “know thy self.” An effective coaching relationship leads to clarity and increased self-awareness. The benefit is that the more aware you are, the more choices you have. You can then incorporate those choices into your decision-making process.
Expect as a Client:
Sharp Thinking & Challenge: While invested in your success, an excellent coach questions your choices and creates a space for you to have conversations you don’t typically have with others. Come to the coaching relationship ready to embark on a journey where the goals are clear but the path may not be.
Authenticity & Compatibility: The learning that takes place within the coach/client relationship is developed through mutual commitment to honest communication.
The Macro & the Micro: How an organization works, both on the surface and underneath, affects everyone. Responses to these systemic influences will help or hinder job effectiveness and satisfaction. Cline Consulting’s coaching works with emotions that arise while thinking clearly in difficult situations. Andrew uses the Emotional Intelligence Profile developed by Learning in Action Technologies to aid in his clients’ development.
Results: Coaching is results-oriented and driven by your goals, needs, situation, and challenges. Good coaching optimizes your time, money, and energy. It does not give ‘cookie-cutter’ solutions. It focuses on you and the development you want to see.