As a coach, what comes to mind when you think of planning and goal setting? The International Coach Federation defines planning and goal setting as “Consolidates collected information and establishes a coaching plan and development goals with the client that address concerns and major areas for learning and development.” Do you develop a unique coaching plan for every client? Does this plan serve as a powerful tool for achieving and sustaining desired results?
Narrative Health Coaching relies on the development of a clearly articulated plan that addresses the client’s overall goals. This coaching plan engages the deeper longing for a healthier life; one that is nourishing, sustaining and can be maintained without the ongoing support of a coach. Because stories matter, relationships engage and learning transforms, a well-designed plan frames the whole coaching program, including a healing topic and learning goals.
The four steps for creating an effective personalized coaching plan are to:
- Shift the conversation from illness to healing
- Develop a healing topic
- Assess capacity using the eight domains of the healing resource assessment
- Design learning objectives that are just right