Successful coaching and mentoring partnerships, we believe, should have six facets. We identify these facets by name and outline them below. Collectively they form what we call our A.C.T.I.O.N. agenda, using the first letter of each name to form the word "action." Here's a brief description of what you and your coach or mentor will be doing in each facet.
Assessing . . .
Committing . . .
Tailoring . . .
Integrating . . .
Optimizing . . .
Nurturing . . .
We cover the first three of these facets rather quickly, usually in an initial session or two. The real work of our coaching or mentoring partnership takes place in facets four, five, and six. Here is where we thoroughly apply LeaderPerfect® Solutions and where you make the rewarding changes which you are looking for.
In many cases these last three facets take several months to complete. Or in the case of extensive coaching goals, they may require a year or more.
Many people find it more convenient (and equally effective) to be coached by phone, video conference, or email rather than in person. We gladly accommodate requests to provide phone, video, or email coaching. Whenever distance and schedules permit, however, we prefer to conduct the first session or two face-to-face. This allows us to build rapport and a strong working relationship more quickly.