A Holistic A.C.T.I.O.N. Agenda
for Coaching and Mentoring

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 . . .

  • What you want your coaching or mentoring engagement to accomplish
  • How you will gauge the success of your engagement
  • Whether you and the coach or mentor can form a strong, productive team

Committing . . .

  • To each other in a coaching or mentoring partnership
  • To specific desired outcomes
  • To the timeframe for your work together

Tailoring . . .

  • A program that fits your needs explicitly
  • A format that works best for you
  • A schedule that moves you forward at a constructive pace

Integrating . . .

  • Your personal and professional goals into an energizing whole
  • Your core values and goals into fully aligned priorities
  • Your competing commitments into a balanced agenda

Optimizing . . .

  • Your mastery of new or improved skills
  • Your ability to uncover creative solutions
  • Your quality time for personal growth and renewal

Nurturing . . .

  • Your resolve and motivation to turn goals into realities
  • Empowering beliefs that enlarge your sense of personal possibilities
  • Deeper connection with your inner strength and spiritual essence

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.