1 to 1 coaching with itd
1 to 1 coaching with itd is ideal for helping any individual develop their approach in specific situations. The conversation is as confidential as the coachee (the person being coached is called the coachee) wants it to be.
Although there is no formal agenda there will be a clear objective given by the coachee. This is likely to be something along the lines of, 'I need to be better at...', 'I need help in these situations...' or 'I want to improve my presentation skills.'
The session will include a discussion in which the coach will be asking questions and the coachee will be answering. The coachee can also ask questions of the coach, and there may be skill demonstration and practice by the coachee; for example with presentation skills.
The coach will introduce ideas and concepts which will help the coachee make more sense of their situation. As well as ideas which will give them tools to develop their approach. These ideas will be easy to understand and simple to apply.
With 20 years’ experience the coach has the ability to ask the right questions and introduce ideas which will help the coachee think differently about their situation.
That's you! Or rather it's the person being coached. All you need for this to be a success is an open mind to development and explore new possibilities.
Possible subjects which could form the basis of the 1 to 1 coaching session include:
Duration and format
One hour to a half day coaching session; one off or multiple sessions. Meeting room coaching session, or walk & talk. If a presentation is being practised it works best if we work in the actual room where the presentation is to take place, or of this isn't possible a similar room. Walk & talk simply means we take a walk and have the coaching conversation on the move. This can be a very effective technique for some people and some situations.
By the end of the session the coachee will have;
The coaching session is a conversation where the coach’s role is to encourage, sometimes challenge and ultimately help the coachee develop their confidence in a way forward for improvement.
The coachee defines their objective for the coaching session, that is, what specifically they want help with and the outcomes they require.
Follow up email and telephone support where required.
We had a series of walk and talk sessions. This format worked really well because I felt that we could talk openly as we walked by the river and stopped for a coffee. It gave me clarity on where I was and what my next move should be.
Thank you for the session. It helped to talk through the situation with someone who understands organisational and office dynamics but not involved. It's cleared things up for me a lot.
I was at a crossroads and not sure of the best path forward. The coaching session really helped to clarify my thinking and help with my confidence moving forward.
I had a presentation ready, but the coaching session helped to sharpen my deliver and focus the content. It was a very useful thing to do and I would recommend it for those preparing for a major presentation.