1:1 Coaching

Tailored coaching, just for you

How can coaching improve performance?

“Coaching is unlocking people’s potential to maximize their own performance. It is helping them to learn rather than teaching them.”

- Sir John Whitmore

Coaching provides an opportunity for bespoke personal and professional development on many topics, including:

  • Career progression and realising potential
  • First 100 days in role
  • Building confidence and self-belief
  • Greater understanding of self and others
  • Increasing a sense of purpose, and life and work satisfaction
  • Leadership style, presence and impact
  • Work-life balance and resilience
  • Managing relationships at work
  • Handling difficult conversations and developing assertive communication
  • Leading a team, a project or other significant workplace transformation

We believe in ‘transformational’, rather than ‘transactional’ coaching. This means that we work with coachees at a level that brings about lasting change. This requires the coach and coachee to build a confidential coaching relationship that is based on trust and unconditional positive regard.

"Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom."

- Aristotle

How Does It Work?

The format is simple. Here’s a typical structure that we would recommend based on our experience.
Step 1 – Understand Your Needs
We’ll take the time to understand what you hope to achieve through coaching and tune in to your previous experience of coaching and what you need from a coach.
Step 2 – Find A Coach
We’re experts at matching coach and coachee. Having understood your needs we’ll handpick the perfect coach for you.
Step 3 – Chemistry Check
We’ll invite you and your selected coach to spend time together to check that the chemistry feels right for both of you. When it comes to coaching, chemistry really does matter. During this short conversation your coach will want to understand what brings you to coaching, what experience you have of coaching (if any) and demonstrate what kind of coach they are. 99.9% of the time we’re pretty sure that you’ll be well suited – and if not we’ll arrange for a chemistry check with another coach.
Step 4 – A Three-way Meeting
At Barefoot we recommend a three-way meeting (often called a triad meeting) at the very start of a coaching programme. This is an opportunity for the coach, coachee and an organisational sponsor (perhaps a line manager or HR Partner) to come together and it sets the scene for the coaching that will follow. You can expect to talk about confidentiality and why it matters, what success looks like and how you will work together throughout the programme.

The Coaching Sessions

"Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much."

- Helen Keller

The International Coaching Federation define coaching as ‘partnering with clients in a thought provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximise their personal and professional potential’. So, what can you expect from these sessions?

Each coaching programme is tailored to the specific needs of the client. There are some common formats though. Typically, coaching sessions take place monthly, last anywhere between 90-120 minutes and can be face to face or virtual. You might choose to book a programme of four or six sessions upfront depending on your requirements.

The first coaching session is often focussed on goal setting and contracting (creating a safe space and agreeing how you will work together). The last session is often a review and celebration of what has been achieved and a commitment to keep developing outside of coaching. Every session in between is fully focussed on helping the coachee to move forward on their goals for the coaching programme. You can expect your coach to create a powerful and unique thinking environment where the coachee can allow their thoughts and feelings to unfold.

The time between sessions is arguably as important as the sessions themselves. In partnership with your coach, you will agree the most purposeful actions and next steps based on your goal. You will then get down to the hard work of putting your commitments into practise.

You might find it helpful to reflect on the following questions:

  • What is it you would like to achieve through coaching?
  • Why do these goals matter to you? How much do you want to achieve them?
  • What will happen if you don’t achieve these goals?
  • Imagine yourself at a point in time where you have achieved what you set out to. What are you doing now that you weren’t before? What have you chosen to leave behind?
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