Coaching: a compass that lasts in time…
In a business context, coaching serves a dual purpose: to aid individuals in understanding and evaluating their current behavioral patterns and their impact on relationships and outcomes, and to facilitate personal growth. Throughout our coaching journey, the Coachee takes the helm, learning to navigate independently once the coaching relationship concludes. Our extensive experience has taught us the importance of collaborative reflection with the Coachee on their journey’s progress. This entails identifying and assessing the costs and benefits of past choices, delving into the underlying thoughts, fears, or conditioning that influenced those choices, and empowering the Coachee to chart a future course.
Our coaching model, inspired by C. Kavafis’ ‘Ithaca’ poem, emphasises that the journey itself is as vital as the destination. It underscores the notion that personal and professional satisfaction isn’t solely derived from achieving end goals; it’s equally rooted in the experiences and knowledge gained along the way. Often, we fall into the trap of setting ambitious goals, believing their attainment will bring us contentment, only to find ourselves disillusioned. This cycle of chasing ever-more-challenging objectives can lead to stress and frustration, hindering our ability to perform at our best in the workplace and appreciate small victories.
Through our method, Coachees learn to recognise the growth in skills and knowledge acquired throughout their journey toward their goals. By focusing on meaningful, measurable priorities and objectives, Coachees gain control in any situation. Our coaching journey encompasses four essential phases—Listening, Exploration, Observation, and Measurement—each tailored to the individual’s needs and progress, allowing for profound and sustained development over time.