Describe the application of the Four Coaching Mechanisms of Action
There are four coaching mechanisms of action located in our text. They are growth-promoting relationships, elicit self-motivation, building confidence and process of change. I would first ask the employee or client if her or she has any close friends or family that motivate them. If yes, I would ask who and how do they motivate them (specifically what do they do or say). If the answer is no then I will tell them that it is a yes now because they have me rooting for them. I would not only tell the client/employee that I believe in them, but I would show them as well by being supporting of decisions, not judging and being a listening ear. Asking if the person has connections with people that do not support them and if so, how they can go about respectively distancing themselves from them. Me to Client/Employee: “Those types of relationships only hinder your progress on the road to being the best version of yourself. It will not be easy, but slowing distancing yourself should be an option for you. This will not be easy, but I will be here to support you.”
To me, the next two mechanisms are essential to one another. I would first ask questions to see where his or her motivation stems from. I would build upon the intrinsic motivation and tell the client/employee that he is she is importation enough to achieve the goal for themselves and not anyone else. Once that is achieved, I will work on ensuring that the person is supported in his or her decisions to explore new avenues of change. I would again use words of affirmation and acts of service for a milestone. For example: Me to Client “I am so proud of you for standing up for yourself and not allowing your sister to borrow $500 for a trip with her friends. That deserves some ice cream my treat. Way to go!”
Lastly is the process of change. This can vary depending on the client and their goal or what needs to be changed. I would start with an evaluation of what he or she needs to change. If it is standing up for themselves (like I posted above). I would ask what usually happens when the sister asks for money and the process that happens when he or she gives in. Is giving in guilt based? Is the money essential for day to day life? For example: is the money for food, rent, gas in the car, or leisure shopping, trips or a costly non-essential activity? I would identify where and why the client usually gives in and provide him or her with tools to say “no
- Prompt: Utilizing the Four Coaching Mechanisms of Action mentioned in the text, how would you apply each in coaching either an employee or a client through change? Provide a “script” as to what you would say to your co-worker/client to help them transform (change) their mindset.
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