PARTNERING: meeting with the coachee (1 hour)
The partnering meeting is meant to evaluate needs and goals for the coaching. It is also the opportunity to check the motivation level of the person, to feel if the coach and coachee will match together and to work out hidden objections or fears about being coached.
Any other 360° feedback or competency analysis the coachee passed previously
ALIGNMENT : meeting with coachee and his manager (1h)
When the request for coaching comes from an n+1, or when the n+1 is involved in the issue, this meeting is held to specify objectives and expectations of all parties.
It might give the opportunity to reveal to the n+1 what is possible and what is not (for instance to change people), as to clarify the responsibilities of the coach, the coachee and the n+1. Sometimes, it helps to avoid dramatic triangle situations where the coach should be the saver of the victims (n+1 and others) by making clear to the bad guy (the coachee) he’s wrong and should change. In such a situation, the coach becomes a threat to the coachee, who then becomes the victim.
This alignment meeting is also intended to be very clear on confidentiality and reporting, that will exclusively be done by the coachee himself. This prevents the coaching to become an evaluation.
COACHING: sessions with coachee (face-to-face 2H)
The amount of sessions varies on the pace of improvement and the approaches needed. Generally, we can count on a scale of 5 to 8 sessions.
Between each session, the coachee will have a “tasking”: applying a new option on the work floor, creating an inspirational support, discovering mental constrains …
Having some work to do between sessions gives the opportunity to optimise integration and motivation to acquire new competences or understandings.
DEBRIEFING (if needed, 1h30)
A debriefing between parties can be organised about 3 weeks after the last session. The debriefing is intended to catch up on the situation, measure the achievement related to the defined objectives and decide if it is relevant to continue the work or not. This assessment is initiated by the coachee who can decide what he is willing to share.