Pause for Reflection
So far in this Masterclass series by Ashridge Consulting Ltd (ACL) we have examined the aims and characteristics of the effective coaching relationship. We have stressed the importance of building an effective working alliance with the client through building rapport and developing a mutual understanding in relation to goals and tasks. We have also examined some of the organisational key issues and areas of focus that are central to the coaches role. All these elements are vital and fundamental to the skills of facilitating change. In this article we shall outline an approach that goes beyond this to take a meta view of the coaching and its overall aim in facilitating change.
Sills, C. & Critchley, B. (2003) Pause for Reflection, Training Magazine, March.