Professional coaching is regarded by some as touchy/feely or pink and fluffy. For instance, I’d be a very rich man the number of times I’ve heard the line, “You’re the guy who does the positive thinking stuff, ha, ha”.
Sadly, assumptions like this put a lot of people off receiving support which mean they drift along doing the same things time and time again, and go on to repeat the same mistakes. I’ve seen this so many times in business and sport, and it is a huge reason why so many people get disillusioned, give up easily and fail to attack big, and seemingly out of reach goals. Is this familiar?
The coaching process is a very effective way of initiating change, developing people professionally and personally, as well as, hugely importantly delivering results. Certainly, in my practise wherever possible I try to ensure clients can measure their progress, so that they can see that their investment was worthwhile at an individual and organisational level. Also, for many individuals, having targets and being able to see tangible progress is a great way to enhance their motivation and confidence too.
Below is a list of some of the tools that we utilise at www.lookingchallengeintheeye.com to ensure we can measure your progress and you go on to achieve your goals.
Measure: Psychometric MTQ 48 or MTQ Plus Questionnaire measuring Overall Mental Toughness and the 4’C’s: Commitment, Challenge, Confidence and Control.
How Used: Before / During / End of Coaching or Psychological Programme for individuals and teams.
Measure: Tailored Questionnaires are devised that are specific to agreed KPI’s such as job satisfaction, trust, team cohesion etc.
How Used: Company-wide so organisations can measure their return on investment.
Measure: Heartmath, Inner Balance feature. Coherence is a measure of the patterns in the heart’s rhythm. It reflects an orderly and harmonious synchronization among various systems in the body such as the heart, respiratory system and blood-pressure rhythms and is used in individual and group programmes to boost focus, concentration and well-being.
Measure: Heart Rate Monitor
How Used: To measure heart rate in an actual environment (eg. presenting) to see how individuals respond to stress at an individual and team level.
In addition to this list a critical part of the coaching or psychological consulting process is to help you set outcome, performance and process goals which when done properly with an expert can really help you focus on what is important and provide a real sense of purpose.
If you would like to discuss how coaching could help you please feel free to to get in touch.
David Charlton, Mental Toughness Coach and HCPC Registered Sport & Exercise Psychologist
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +44 (0) 7734 697769