The field of professional coaching continues to evolve and a new approach has emerged over the last few years called developmental coaching which is intended to be transformative both professionally and personally. Traditionally, executive coaching has been about helping leaders gain clarity, achieve goals, develop skills and provide support. All about improving the outer game of leadership.
Developmental coaching is a deeper approach that draws on theoretical models of adult developmental which have emerged from different fields of study, including psychology, philosophy and neuroscience. This deeper coaching process provides structure, methodologies and language that supports profound leadership and personal development. It really about developing your inner game.
This approach is focussed on uncovering core beliefs we have about ourselves and assumptions we hold about the way world works. These beliefs and assumptions have huge influence over how we perceive, think and behave at work and at home. They are mostly below our conscious awareness and are having a big impact on our leadership and our lives everyday. As we bring these beliefs into awareness we can begin to understand how they are limiting our effectiveness and preventing the changes we are striving for. Through this new awareness we are able to reframe or let go of some of these long-held beliefs. Ultimately there is an upward shift in maturity to a more advanced stage of adult development and new view of self and the world emerges. This shift in perspective is transformative and really opens up our potential and allows us to show up in a more expansive and effective way.
How do you know if this approach is for you? Some signs could be:
There are changes that you want to make and have tried creating new habits but have failed (repeatedly).
You want to have much greater impact as a leader.
You may feel like you have stagnated in your career. You feel like you want more but are stuck.
You may feel like the complexity and volume of what is demanded of you at work is too much.
Maybe you looking for more meaning in your work.
Or have a frustrated sense that you have untapped potential but something is holding you back.
Simply put developmental coaching is about working on your inner game as a way of improving your outer game. And while that sounds simple it can have a profound and lasting influence on how we show up in all aspect of our lives.
If you are intrigued please get in touch. I am very happy to have a chat as I am deeply passionate about this work.