Michael Harris is a full service provider in the areas of personal change and coaching. One of the real advantages of this type of service is it's fast and relatively inexpensive when compared to traditional forms of medicine.
What is Coaching?
Coaching is a processes that enable individuals, couples and business clients to achieve their full potential. Coaching is also vehicle for analysis, reflection and action that ultimately enables the client to achieve success in one or more areas of their life or work. It is important to note that Coaching method and Therapeutic method are vastly different in the onus of responsibility for the success of the Coaching relationship is entirely on the Coaching client.
How does Coaching work?
The method of Coaching can vary from person to person , but in general, the Coaching method is a weekly meeting (in person or through electronic media) to establish the framework of the Coaching relationship, set goals, expectations and to set out to accomplish those goals or expectations in the most effective timeframe possible.
What are the benefits of Coaching?
Facilitate the exploration of needs, motivations, desires, skills and thought processes to assist the individual in making real, lasting permanent change.
Use questioning techniques to facilitate client's own thought processes in order to identify solutions and actions rather than takes a wholly directive approach
Support the client in setting appropriate goals and methods of assessing progress in relation to these goals
Observe, listen and ask questions to understand the client's situation
Creatively apply tools and techniques which may include one-to-one training, facilitating, counseling & networking.
Encourage a commitment to action and the development of lasting personal growth & change.
Maintain unconditional positive regard for the client, which means that the coach is at all times supportive and non-judgmental of the client, their views, lifestyle and aspirations.
Ensure that clients develop personal competencies and do not develop unhealthy dependencies on the coaching or mentoring relationship.
Evaluate the outcomes of the process, using objective measures wherever possible to ensure the relationship is successful and the client is achieving their personal goals.
Encourage clients to continually improve competencies and to develop new developmental alliances where necessary to achieve their goals.
Work within their area of personal competence.
Possess qualifications and experience in the areas that skills-transfer coaching is offered.
Manage the relationship to ensure the client receives the appropriate level of service and that programs are neither too short, nor too long.