What is your approach or philosophy about coaching?
Coaching is an interaction between a coach and a client. It’s a collaborative process for both parties to share their perspective and experience. You are an expert in you and your own functional area, I’m an expert in coaching techniques.
What do you mean by the term neuro-emotional language that is used in your coaching?
Neuro emotional language is a way of speaking that simultaneously engages both the rational and emotional parts of the brain. It works by asking questions that concurrently connect our thinking and feeling, and take our awareness to a deeper level.
The main benefits of this approach are for stimulating our thinking in an intuitive manner. It helps in guiding us towards the best step forward.
What is your expectations of a client once you start working with them?
My expectation is for you to be fully engaged during the meeting, to ask relevant questions, to share about your experience, perspective, thinking. Moreover, to act on what’s agreed upon during our meeting.
How do you define and measure success?
Each engagement is on a month-to-month basis. Each month is further broken down to specific session topics to be covered. Success would be based on the outcomes we set for each month tieing up to the over arching goal that you want to achieve in that quarter.
How do you tailor a program to meet a client’s needs and goals?
The initial phone call allows me to categorize your goals broadly into job-search success, career growth, business growth, ascending to the next level, leadership development, etc. During the discussion I assess your specific needs and we co-create a plan to help you achieve your goals. I will tailor a list of sessions based on the findings through our meeting and based on your goals. That said, you choose the session topic based the need and context at the time of the session such that it aligns with your over arching goal.
Have you worked with professionals in my industry previously?
I’ve worked with a professionals from various industries including Advertising, Banking, Consumer goods, Education, Electronic devices, Financial, Health Care, Heavy Engineering, Home goods, Insurance, Information Technology, Life Science, Pharma, Real Estate, Retail, Telecom, Utilities, etc.
That said, if I've not worked with a client from a specific industry it does not matter in my type of coaching as you're not hiring a consultant. As a coach I’m not going to work on your functional skills. While It is important to know about your work in correlation to your goals; it’s not required to get bogged down by being from the same type of job role as that would mean that you are looking for a workplace mentor and not a coach.
How do you know if you can help me and if I am the client for you?
I work with clients who want to further enhance or improve their effectiveness in their work-life. If you’re looking for specific directions on your functional/ hardcore skills, then for most cases you’re not looking for me.
How will you help me define success for myself?
The beginning of our engagement will be to pinpoint your differentiators and provide a strategic framework. Then I will help you introspect your strengths and weakness. Initial success will be to leverage those strengths and weaknesses and determine specific areas for growth. Moving forward, then success will be for you to practice and improve specific soft-skills through role-play during our meetings, employ those learnings at your workplace, reflect on them, and gauge the change by the perception of those around you.
In case you want to involve stakeholders (your boss, coworkers, direct reports, clients) in this process, then success would be to get their initial assessment on your workplace effectiveness. I will help you customize specific questions for each stake-holder group. Upon completion, we will introspect the findings in addition to your own assessment during our initial sessions. Then we’ll work on the specific areas for growth. We would do another 360 assessment typically after 3 or 6 months and ascertain the change in the effectiveness. You could do periodic self-assessment to gauge from your own perspective and reflect on the change.