HOW DOES COACHING WORK?
While each coaching engagement is different
this section gives you an idea on what is involved:
How do I get started?
Coaching to arrange a free initial phone consultation. The
purpose of this conversation is to get to know each other,
to discuss what you want to get out of coaching, how coaching
might be able to help you and to give you the opportunity
to ask any questions you may have. We then determine whether
we both feel that we are a good “fit” for working
through your agenda.
How long and how often?
It depends on what works for you. Sessions can last
anything from 30 minutes to several hours. You can choose between
one off and a series of sessions. The frequency can be anything
from weekly to bi-monthly.
You can choose between face to face and telephone coaching
sessions or a combination of the two. Fruitful Coaching offers
face to face sessions in Ticino, Italy, Germany and the UK.
Is it confidential?
What you bring to sessions is entirely confidential. I will ask participants of team and group coaching to sign a separate confidentiality agreement.
What happens in a typical first session?
Part of the first session is an in-depth discussion on how
we are going to work together. We will also agree on the outcomes
to be achieved through coaching and how to measure them. We
will clarify issues such as cancellations and what if either
of us wishes to end the coaching relationship. Being clear
on outcomes, the nature of our relationship and logistics
enables both of us to be at our best during our time together.
What happens between sessions?
You may experiment with new insights, attitudes and behaviours
between sessions. Whatever you learn and experience provides
useful data for our next session as we can review what worked
and what didn’t and discuss a way to proceed.
What happens in group or team coaching?
In group and team coaching the same principles as in one on one coaching apply. We start with a telephone consultation to assess whether working together is a good "fit" for what you are looking for. We contract for how we are going to work together and we clarify what each group or team member would like to get out of coaching. Between coaching sessions participants will experiment with new behaviours, attitudes and insights and there might be additional one on one coaching sessions depending on your needs.