Working as a CEO for more than 20 years in different business fields and in different countries has afforded me the opportunity to reflect and explore on what I believe is required to provide a worthwhile coaching model, one that offers effective company results whilst taking into account executive wellbeing and performance.
The C.O.A.R Coaching Model
The C.O.A.R coaching model can be used as a personal and lifestyle coaching process, a business model for small business or for larger companies who wish to put time aside to develop executives at all levels whilst enhancing individual and team performance and the goals of the organization.
With personal lifestyle coaching, we firstly explore if C.O.A.R coaching is going to be of benefit and if you wish me to work with you. This is a complimentary session.
Following resolution of those questions we explore the current situation:
- Your vision of where you see yourself?
- The resources you have to achieve your vision?
- The additional resources you may need- what they are and how they can be acquired?
- What might get in your way (is it you ?)
- Your time frame?
We will then put an action plan together and a timetable for review and reflection. If something needs adjustment then we will put it to action and review again.
At some stage in this process, we may use guided imagery if we feel there is a benefit to be had or we may employ relaxation techniques that you can use yourself at any time in your daily life.
This is a multi-step process that will vary with each client.
An initial free consultation is available to ensure you are comfortable with the C.O.A.R. concept and me as your coach.
C.O.A.R. coaching for executives and businesses includes all of the above however takes on a different complexity.
In the business environment we explore the relationship between the executive and his or her immediate environment, the team or business unit and the company. We also look at the systems that exist within the organisation and how the executive fits within the system.
This coaching relationship may stay with just the executive and the coach: invariably (not always) the wider business unit may be included to establish the true working relationships within the organisation.
We review the ‘below the surface’ strengths and possible weaknesses of the individual and company i.e. the organisation’s core values, ethics, strategic vision and we look at the alignment of these with the executive(s).
These coaching sessions may be conducted in my private rooms however coaching sessions should be on-site at least some of the time.
C.O.A.R coaching aims to achieve a higher level of executive performance outcomes, resulting in a happier and more dynamic work environment.
The coaching program is structured over a defined period of time depending on the client’s requirements.
Using the C.O.A.R coaching model we can also address stressful situations that occur in the life of an executive including:
- Executive and team performance
- Public speaking
- Boardroom performance
- Individual staff and team management
- Career change or re-evaluation
- Work/life balance
- Workplace conflict
The Hogan Assessment System
As a certified Hogan Assessment System practitioner, I can offer the opportunity for clients to use this invaluable and internationally acclaimed assessment tool.
The H.A.S offers a client the ability to understand how an individual performs under pressure in the workplace, what may cause the individual to be stressed and how that stress affects them in the work environment.
With the H.A.S we have can also predict the ‘derailers’ before they happen and provide a coping mechanism for those times that are a little challenging.