Targeting the heart of today's problems in the business world, individual coaching can help clients achieve their objectives, give meaning to their actions, overcome obstacles, empower themselves and strengthen their self-affirmation.
This is a targeted, isolated support process rooted in the present and focused on action. It aims to encourage an environment of growth in which an individual's potential and performance can be optimised.
The process, approach and questions of the coach bring out new interpretations, suggest new options, propose different viewpoints and open unexplored avenues that will ultimately allow the individual to identify their own solutions, implement a performance improvement plan, overcome obstacles to growth and acquire new knowledge and new skills. In this way it provides a path towards greater autonomy and freedom.
Individual coaching addresses all the players in an evolving company, stakeholders in challenging situations, and covers strategic, managerial, interpersonal or intercultural themes from the perspective of progress, growth and long-term performance. Whether they are executives, managers, team leaders or technical or commercial project managers, our ambition is to support them in the operational implementation of their own performance models in all the dimensions and complexity of their environment, taking them towards their objectives and towards greater autonomy and responsibility.
Developing managerial or interpersonal skills
Questioning practices and redefining priorities
Reinforcing impact and ability to influence
Transforming communication and relations with others
Reaching a new level of performance
The working method proposed for individual coaching unfolds as follows :
Exploratory phase : Making contact
An initial contact interview at which the client explains to the coach the outlines and expectations of the support expected. This is followed by a no-commitment exploratory interview with the coachee in which both parties confirm their readiness to work together.
Preliminary phase : Three-way interview to begin the coaching
A three-way interview bringing together the coach, the client and the coachee (with their operational manager if necessary) to formalise the coaching goals and draft a contract, including indicators for measuring the results. This phase is an opportunity for the coach to restate how the intervention will work, their professional ethics, including the rules on confidentiality, the ground rules on regular attendance, punctuality and, more generally, the need for mutual investment and commitment to ensure high-quality work. Following this interview, in order to guarantee the protective framework necessary for the coaching process to run smoothly, a draft contract will be submitted to the three (or four) parties involved. Above all, the contract specifies the means to be used, framework, objective, rules and terms.
Operationnal phase : eight coaching interviews
We plan eight 90-minute working sessions at intervals of two or three weeks.Each session leads to specific work based on a situation chosen by the client. Depending on the subjects addressed, the coach may use strategic questioning techniques or the Socratic method, explore systems of representation, play with paradoxes or set tasks. In general, sessions open with a look back at the previous session (action taken, progress, difficulties), followed by listening and clarification, analysis and confrontation, discussing a method or an interpretation grid, feedback or action plan.
Review phase : three-way closing interview
For the stakeholders, this is an opportunity to review the progress made at the end of the coaching programme and, where relevant, to consider an action plan to be carried out totally independently to extend the beneficial effects of the coaching in a dynamic of long-term growth.
Sessions may take place at the Artemis Executive Coaching & Consulting premises or at any other location suitable for work, thinking and questioning where the client can work freely in comfortable, welcoming conditions.
For greater flexibility and convenience, technology has now advanced far enough for certain sessions to take place remotely, via video conferencing. The proposal includes three "express" telephone or video conferencing sessions (generally 15 to 30 minutes) between the face-to-face sessions to deal with urgent questions or make progress on specific objectives.