Did you know that CoachVille has over 30 coaching models, crafted by its founder Thomas Leonard? To be exact there are a total of 31 coaching models available that provide unique and powerful guidance on how to coach to your different types of clients.
Think of the extraordinary possibility this can provide to any coach, whether you are a novice and have barely started your practice, you can view these models as a guide and starting point; or if you are a licensed coach, you will be able to masterfully use these models with your clients to more effectively and efficiently coach them to their individual needs. Whatever your circumstance, I want to share with you some of this great knowledge in order to help you progress in your own coaching practice. Let’s evolve your coaching!!
Basic Coaching Model:
1. Listen: When you know what to listen for, you will actually hear the client. There are over 225 things to listen for.
2. Feel: When you feel, you are intuiting, inkling, thinking, analyzing, assimilating and EXPERIENCING the client.
3. Respond: If you are fully experiencing yourself and your client, your response will be appropriate, fitting and useful, naturally.
- With all clients
- In any client situation
We have to start with your Basic Coaching Model. Why? Because no matter where you are in your coaching career, it always goes back to this; you have to listen, feel, and respond. Sometimes when you are a more advanced coach and have a client that is stuck, not progressing, you will be able to remember that they just need you to listen to them, to truly understand their circumstances, to use your intuition that comes from your connection with them to experience them from a place of love, which will provide you the perfect response naturally.
All coaches know that this model is easier “said” than done. But we also know that “going back to basics”, a term used way too frequently in the corporate world, only has impact if you are able to use the basic principles that once provided you success, with the evolved knowledge and skill you have acquired through your experiences.
Now let’s take a look at the Integrity Coaching Model.
Integrity Coaching Model:
1. Wants: If client can’t get what they want, it’s probably because key needs are not being met. Unmet needs = many wants.
2. Needs: If needs can’t seem to be satisfied, its probably because integrity is weak in a key area.
3. Integrity: Once integrity is solid, one wants less, naturally, and needs are more easily satisfied.
- Goals are not being met
- Client is feeling stymied
- Bad luck/misfortune
Hopefully, this one resonates with you as well. Take a look at when to use it; when goals are not being met, your client is feeling blocked, or some unexpected circumstances/situations have risen. It’s very common to see and hear this within our clients and maybe even within ourselves. What the model provides is the skeleton of what the coaching session can look like. You will partner to uncover their needs, ie. wants. Then, for those that are CoachVille members and students, you know that there is a lot of inner freedom work to be done to find where the integrity is weak and in what area, which is causing their goals not to be met or stymied. And then of course, where all the action and progress takes place, where the true solidification and alignment of wants, needs, and integrity conjure satisfaction.
My call to action to you: Activate your Coaching Mastery skills by taking inspired action using these coaching models this week with a current client, or your practice partner. I am called to share this with you this week and I hope you are called to share it forward. More coaching model shares coming soon! In the meantime:
Keep Evolving Your Coaching!