Understanding of the complex dynamics of teaching and training adults. Excellent listening ability to “read between the lines,” and hear what the client doesn’t say – as much as what they do. Ability to be persuasive and influence clients to alter behavior and adopt new modes of action. Powerful Tools and Good Strategies to assess strengths and soft spots of each unique client, so to help them best. Ability to hold clients accountable to high standards. The desire to continually grow in their own skills and continue their education on both a formal and informal basis. How long does the coaching relationship usually last?
Coaching ranges from one-time interventions to long-term formalized structures occurring approximately once per week. HLP’s longest running relationship with a client has covered over 2.5 years and 147, one-hour coaching sessions. An average client is normally coached from 6 to 9 months.
The best results occur over time. Generally, competent coaches can effectively address problems and concerns fairly quickly. However, as with any worthwhile discipline or art, learning new skills and habits and altering lifelong perspectives takes time and commitment. HLP structured coaching is around 12-sessions, 90-day timeframes. Clients then evaluate results, and a mutual decision to continue is made. This way the client always retains control of the coaching relationship.