On a personal level it means helping the client appreciate the links between their life and work; themselves and the organisation; and the broader social and strategic environment. From appreciating this complexity clients can understand what is within their locus of control, and appreciate broader social and political influences that are impacting on achieving the goals they have set for themselves.
Embedded in the process is a focus on self-awareness and emotional intelligence, and so on another level the process is connected to a deeper search for meaning. Clients often experience profound insights that lead to a new understanding of themselves and others. They begin to understand difference alongside an understanding of his/her own self. This leads to behaving in differing ways, and an understanding that behaviour influences those around them.
Develop your full potential
Clients are encouraged to explore the connection between their potential, their personal values and what they want to achieve at work, at home, and in other communities. This approach helps client’s to understand themselves in relation to a much broader context, and people learn to work smarter and not harder, and with a greater sense of self-integration, mindfulness and direction. Clients come to feel that they are making a difference through being pro-active about their choices, and actions.
Being proactive leaders
The pace of change in today’s business environment requires that every individual in distributed leadership across the organisation is able to make informed and speedy decisions that take into account the complexity of the environment within which they operate, no matter where they sit in the organisation.
Our coaching process
Our coaches utilise a variety of techniques in accordance with this philosophy to explore such complexity to help clients understand their link to the bigger picture. The coaching process aims to help a client appreciate the interdependent connections within a complex array of influences. Through developing an intimate knowledge of the wider business and social environment clients become to understand the difference they can make within their own sphere of influence, appreciate key relationships in their lives, and become more conscious and self-directed leaders.
Our Theoretical Approach
At GCA we work with the whole person. Our coaching practice is informed by systems thinking; strategy; adult education and training; evidence-based psychology, and executive coaching training.