Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary definition of coaching states “the process of training somebody to play a sport, to do a job better or to improve a skill” . Alternatively, International Mentoring Group simply defines coaching as “a method of achieving set goals” .
Unfortunately, I do not feel that either of these definitions accurately explain what we are trying to achieve by engage in coaching.
John Whitmore’s definition fits more closely with the service I aim to deliver, “Coaching is unlocking a person’s potential to maximize their own performance. It is helping them to learn rather than teaching them” .
Coaching, as delivered by Clinical Research Coaching is a one-to-one, goal-orientated, collaborative process that enables evaluation of the current situation and exploration of options and solutions.
The focus is wholly on you, what you want to achieve and how you want to achieve it.
Using multiple resources and proven methods the coach (me) and coachee (you) will work together to implement a plan which suits your needs.
Our coaching relationship will provide you with time for review, reflection and adaptation over a set time period, chosen by you.
I will offer flexibility in your coaching journey, I will challenge you to discover new thinking and I will support you to achieve your goals
As with all of the services offered by Clinical Research Coaching, we will start with a Meet and Greet session. This is your opportunity to get to know me and establish whether you would like to work together and start your coaching journey.
If following our Meet and Greet you are ready to work together we will plan a contracting session.
We will discuss the coaching package options, expectations of the coaching relationship. This will formalise the coaching
I will utilise tools and techniques to facilitate your coaching journey but our sessions are completely guided by you and what you want to achieve.