Regardless of the coaching format used, we pay particular attention to the working method, which is based on three-way relational framework:
It is between the coachee and 2 possible executive coaches to test the chemistry of the potential relationship from both sides.
This session allows the coach to gather a clear understanding of the context and of the coachee’s expectations.
It also allows the coachee to discover the coach’s personality and approach and actively choose who to work with.
It is between the coach, the coachee and their hierarchical superior. A member of the HR department is often also present during these meetings to act as a guarantor for the process. During this session:
At the end of this session, a contract covering all of the subjects discussed during the three-way interview is drawn up and shared.
The actual coaching program starts.
We advise sessions of 1 hour if done remotely or of 1.5 hours if done in presence.
The coaching program generally lasts 4-6 months with sessions every 3 weeks or so.
We advise holding the sessions in a comfortable and away-from-work environment.
If requested, we hold a midway point meeting in the coaching program. In all cases, the coaching program ends with a progress & check-out meeting. During this meeting the coachee describes their experience and the achievement of the defined goals. Their supervisor gives their observations regarding any progress noticed. The coach also expresses their experience with the program and proposes a review of the initially defined indicators. Post-coaching questions are also asked to set the basis for a longer term development process.