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Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Phone: 800-970-6123
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FAQs
 
    What is coaching?
   How is coaching different than consulting?
   Why does coaching work?
   What does the coaching process look like?
   What is the level of commitment involved in coaching?
   Why hire a coach? What are the benefits of coaching?
   Who benefits most from coaching?
   What is the role of a coach? What is the role of a client?
   How can success of the coaching process be measured?



What is coaching?

  Coaching is a collaborative, professional partnership between a qualified coach and an individual or team. The purpose of this collaboration is to support the achievement of extraordinary results through increased awareness and focused actions. Coaching is an ongoing commitment to personal and professional growth and leadership development.


How is coaching different than consulting?

  Generally, consulting involves an "expert" imparting new content to clients from a pre-designed curriculum. This curriculum drives objectives, agendas, and often process. Coaching, however, is professional development that is job-embedded, context-specific, and fully customized to meet the client's needs. The client's agenda drives the content and process.

Why does coaching work?


  Coaching adheres to the tenets of adult learning theory. Learning is focused on relevant, practical realities of the client's job. Coaching responds to the client as a knowing, self-directed, and autonomous partner. In addition, coaching allows for sustained learning, which is often missing in training and consulting situations.


What does the coaching process look like?

  The process begins with an interview to establish client goals, priorities, challenges, and strengths. Also during this time, the coach and client come to shared understanding of the procedures and policies involved in coaching including the roles of the coach and the client. Subsequent coaching sessions are generally conducted in an hour-long conversation over the phone. During the session, the coach and client will establish specific actions that the client will complete between coaching sessions.


What is the level of commitment involved in coaching?


  While the length of a coaching partnership varies depending on client goals, School Leadership Coaching recommends that team coaching continue for the entire school year (9 to 10 months) and individual coaching for 6 months. Of course, the duration of the commitment is mutually decided upon by coach and client.

Why hire a coach? What are the benefits of coaching?


  Individuals and teams who engage in the coaching process can expect to improve their leadership performance, learn strategies to develop leadership abilities in others, gain clarity about significant goals that make a difference to student learning, increase ability to act on goals, establish structures and processes that make effective change possible.


Who benefits most from coaching?


  Coaching benefits any individual (or team) who has the intention of creating a better future by enhancing one’s leadership performance. Coaching asks that the client be open to all that is required in self transformation: courage to self-examine and become self aware, focus to follow through on next steps, and self-discipline to challenge assumptions and “old” ways of leading.


What is the role of a coach? What is the role of a client?


  The role of the coach
 
listen for greatness and untapped potential
let client set agenda for all coaching sessions
ask powerful questions
catalyze successful action
provide structure, tools, and guidance to help client achieve goals
uphold the highest professional standards and ethical guidelines
expect the best
   
  The role of the client
 
supply the agenda or topic of discussion for each session
assume full responsibility for your decisions, feelings, and actions
use feedback from coach and assessments to enhance self awareness
tell the truth to the coach
follow through on agreed-upon policies, commitments, and actions
use the coaching process to inspire forward thinking and new perspectives
expect the best
   
How can success of the coaching process be measured?

  According to the International Coach Federation the coaching process may be measured by both internal and external indicators of performance. Internal indicators of performance refer to measures inherent in the individual or team. For example, shifts in thinking, self report assessments, and increased self-awareness. External indicators of performance refer to measures which can be observed or quantified. For example, obtaining a formal leadership role, achievement of coaching goals, performance feedback obtained from constituents. Both internal and external measures are important in determining the success of the coaching process.

 


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