The Coaching Relationship
Originally published in Coaching for Transformation
Connection comes first. Nothing happens without connection. Fierce love and unconditional support build trust and a flourishing relationship. The coach and client share power equally. This relationship is a space for experimentation, alchemy and human evolution. In every moment, transformation is possible for both the client and the coach. In the space of deep connection, intuition blossoms for both the client and the coach.
The Three Levels of Coaching
At Leadership that Works, we support three levels of coaching:
Level One coaching supports transformation at the personal level.
- Creating a healthy relationship with self
- Honoring internal wisdom and trusting intuition
- Moving from awareness to alignment to action
Level Two coaching supports transformation at both the personal and the interpersonal level.
- Deepening conversations
- Supporting connection and collaboration
- Creating conscious relationships that serve
Level Three coaching supports transformation at the personal, interpersonal and the collective level.
- Honoring the spiritual dimension
- Creating transformation in communities and organizations
- Supporting systemic change that leads to social justice
Not all coaching methods emphasize the transformational relationship. Coaching for Transformation is a pioneering model that embraces the value of focusing on the client, while embracing the transformational relationship between coach and client. We can simultaneously step wholeheartedly into both sides of the coaching equation by sharing our own transformation. As coaches, we share the impact of the clients’ transformation for the purpose of adding value to their experience, not to upstage or take away from their personal transformation.
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