In this article I’m going to tell you how the MKB Coaching Model can help you benefit from coaching. I’ll share the tips that I use as an Executive Coach, and show you how to use them to coach yourself, if you want to try to improve on your own. Or you can contact me for Executive Coaching assistance.
Why is a coaching model important?
Any process has a necessary sequence of steps. Following the MKB coaching model’s steps provides structure and predictable progress towards your own or a client’s desired outcomes.
Coaching is a process and the coach is responsible for implementing that process. On the other hand, the client is master of the content of his or her business.
The MKB Coaching model offers a way to initiate a useful and focused conversation at each step in the coaching process. It also allows the coach to know at all times where the coaching relationship is within the overall coaching process.
Think about the MKB Coaching Model as a map or blueprint for helping yourself or a client make progress toward a goal. If you were driving from Bern to Berlin, you would need a map to assure that you take the right roads. If you were building an office complex, you would need a set of blueprints to assure that the construction workers create the building that you had in mind.
Why use the MKB Coaching Model?
The MKB Coaching model is used to guide yourself or the client to close the gap between your own or the client’s current reality and your own or his or her desired goal or outcome. The model helps you or the client to move away from an undesirable issue, conflict or problem and move toward a desirable solution.
The MKB Coaching Model is also useful for helping you or a client develop better skills. Clients may want to improve their competencies. You may wish to as well. The coaching supported by the MKB Coaching Model helps create insights that permanently alter your or the client’s perception and allows you or the client to eliminate resistance to change.
The MKB Coaching Model is not linear but iterative.
This means that each time a coaching session begins, the coach starts with step 1 and proceeds through the steps that have been completed in previous sessions, until reaching a new step that has not yet been accomplished successfully.
The coach helps the client to integrate the eight steps in a process to reach his or her goal.
- STEP 1: CREATING RAPPORT
- STEP 2: GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
- STEP 3: CREATING THE FUTURE DESIRED SITUATION
- STEP 4: IDENTIFYING THE CURRENT SITUATION
- STEP 5: BRIDGING THE GAP
- STEP 6: ACTION PLAN
- STEP 7: REVIEWING THE SESSION AND COMMITMENTS
- STEP 8: FOLLOW-UP
The next 8 blogs will examine each of the eight steps of the MKB Coaching Model. If you would like to try coaching yourself without a coach, pick a goal you want to reach and follow the next 8 blogs to support you in reaching your goal.
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