Coaching 3.0 is adaptable and therefore multi-modal
Your business practices are constantly evolving and so are we. Your management style and the complex nature of your markets may not suit “standard” approaches, neither do ours.
Each coaching program is specific; here are a few examples of the flexibility of our approaches:
In-person or at a distance. A physical face-to-face presence is important at the start of a coaching program, it allows us to immediately establish high standard of quality in the relationship. After this the sessions can use whatever technological means are available: telephone, Skype or Face Time, your company’s internal video-conferencing system… coaching can adapt to your movements (expatriations, unplanned travel arrangements, need to work at a number of different sites in parallel, etc.). There is only one condition: the exchanges must remain confidential.
Passage from individual to group sessions. Individual coaching needs may emerge during a team coaching program. Conversely, at a certain stage in the coaching program, individual coaching may be more effective if the participant can work with a number of coaches with different profiles. These “variable geometry” approaches are highly effective if the objectives of the coaching program are adhered to, and provided ethical codes are respected. For example, a coach working (individually) with a director should not carry out any team coaching within the same perimeter. In such situations we will propose a different coach from our network, to ensure the neutrality that would be essential for the staff-members in question.
Bespoke coaching. Once a “classic” coaching program has been completed a manager may wish to maintain contact with their coach, and have the possibility to call on them from time to time. For a period of six months or a year, they can have access to a “program” which would allow them to organise their own sessions with the coach to resolve specific problems, take a difficult decision or deal with a tense working relationship. The simple fact of knowing that they can make use of this resource whenever they need it will provide the manager with a sense of serenity, increasing their effectiveness.
Variable duration programs. The total duration of the coaching program can be adapted to suit your objectives. If you want to improve your impact communication when preparing a strategic presentation, three or four one and a half hour sessions spread out over a few weeks maybe sufficient. But if you want to develop your leadership style to prepare for your entry to the Executive Committee, you may need as many as fifteen sessions and your “coaching journey” may last as much as six months or a year. The final program will depend on three main axes: effectiveness, pragmatism and our understanding of your expectations.