Is Coaching the New Guidance?. Markham May CEGS Visiting Associate. Is Coaching the New Guidance?. Careers guidance can be viewed as having three key elements: Supporting informed choices about both work and learning Helping individuals manage transitions more effectively
Is Coaching the New Guidance?
CEGS Visiting Associate
Careers guidance can be viewed as having three key elements:
i.e. to develop resilience in the face of constant change.
Steve Higginbotham & Deirdre Hughes 2006
The Future of Professional Career guidance: Where Next? CeGS Occasional Paper. Derby
A process in which a manager, or an internal or external specialist coach, through direct discussion and guided activity, helps a learner to learn to solve a problem, or to do a task, better than would otherwise have been the case
Adapted from: David Megginson & Tom Boydell 1979
A manager’s guide to coaching. BACIE, London.
In Guidance, what is the task?
A coaching culture is one where coaching is the predominant style of managing and working together, and where commitment to grow the organisation is embedded in a parallel commitment to grow the people in the organisation.
David Clutterbuck & David Megginson 2005
Making Coaching Work: Creating a coaching culture. CIPD, London.
“Peer coaching is a process through which two or more professional colleagues work together to reflect upon current practices; expand, refine and build new skills; share ideas; conduct action research; teach one another and problem-solve….”
Do we use the Grow Model in our work as Guidance specialists?
Helping someone to solve their own problems
Listening to understand
Asking questions that raise awareness
Solving someone’s problems for them
Where does guidance fit on this continuum?
WHAT IT ISN'T
Psychological game playing
Imposing an external agenda
Line managing/assessing or being a tutor
WHAT IT IS
Accessing what the client already knows
helping the client to overcome limiting assumptions
Empowering the client
Developing transferable skills
Finding client's agenda
“Motivational Interviewing is a directive, client-centred counseling style for eliciting behavior change by helping clients to explore and resolve ambivalence”
Rollnick and Miller (1995)
Motivational Interviewing is a way of doing things rather than a set of skills
Ambivalence is the co-existence of two opposite emotions toward the same object
Conflict between two courses of action
Is Guidance about creating or solving ambivalence?
Boyatzis Model of Intentional Change
My ideal self – who do I want to be?
My real self – Who am I?
Practising the new behaviours, building new neural pathways
Developing trusting relationships that support, help and encourage each step in the process
My strengths – where my ideal self and my real self overlap
Experimenting with new behaviours, thoughts and feelings
My gaps – where my ideal and real self differ
My learning agenda – building on strengths while reducing my gaps
Is this model applicable to Guidance?
In HBoS, coaching is promoted as an investment in excellence, not as a procedure for dealing with poor performance