I will send over a pre-coaching form by email. It’s a simple web form about what you’d like to discuss that week. Whilst it’s not absolutely essential, it does allow me to prep some tools, resources and techniques to help me create a better-focused session.
A tough one to explain in the abstract – the session really depends on the individual. Sessions range from a pure conversation, through to outdoor sessions and physical exercises (this would be something like physically rearranging items based on priority – I won’t have you doing wind sprints, don’t worry!).
We’ll discuss these near the beginning of our relationship, to determine whether you’re interested in personality profiles and skills exercises, or if you’d get on better with reflection and discussion for example. My point is, it’s personal.
After the appointment, I’ll write up the notes and actions from our session and send you a copy to sign off on (via an online form, it’s a 2-second process). It’s still worth keeping track of your thought and reflecting on the session on your own, but this helps us keep track of your process.
…and we’re off! This is where we start to find our sea legs, do a few assessments (subject to our contract – this is usually things like discovering your best representational system, assessing workplace or leadership potential, etc). Plus, you’ll be given your coaching journal to keep all your bits and pieces regarding coaching in one place.