Finding what works for you, where you are, at this moment.
You and your organisation are unique and have already found much that works for you. When the solution to a particular challenge is evading you, coaching helps you to move forward. Coaching helps World-class atheletes reach peak performance and overcome challenges and it can work for you.
Somebody else’s cookie cutter solution may or possibly may not work for you. It is better, quicker and cheaper to build the solution to your particular challenge based on what works for you. This is where one-to-one solution-focused coaching can help. This is the approach that I use. Often solutions can be developed in six coaching sessions, sometimes less.
Solution-focused coaching is very practical and in saying that it also only deals with solvable problems. Solvable problems can be defined, have outcomes that can be measured and everyone involved accepts that they will be doing something differently in future.
Here’s the solution-focused process:
Although the usual sequence is problem – platform – (miracle question) – ideal future – resources – small steps – review, if for some reason this is not working we do what works.
The essence is therefore quite simple, although it benefits from some subtlety in use. It boils down to:
Finding out what is already working and doing more of it
Stopping doing what does not work and doing something else, often more of what is already working
Talk to me now about finding solutions to your challenges.