Coaching is about closing the gap between where the client is and where the client wants to be.
Timeframe: As quickly as possible. (3 months)
Resources: Client does not have the resources to close the gap. Needs specific skills, like time management or listening skills.
Client: Struggling manager, looking to get traction or maintain position.
Timeframe: Flexible (3-6 months)
Resources: Client may have some resources, but needs tools that will help her tap inner strengths and weaknesses and re-think them, drawing on existing competencies.
Client: Successful manager, looking to move her career to the next level, either within an existing organization or in a new environment.
Timeframe: Open (up to 1 year)
Resources: Client hopes to uncover core values, reach deep insights. Coach provides tools that allow for reflection, deep thinking, soul-searching.
Client: Successful manager, looking to move her life to the next level. May be moving from one phase of life to another – into retirement, entrepreneurship, etc.