Our Coaching Approach and FAQs

Who uses coaching?
At Kordovia, we coach high-performing executives, managers, and change makers who see their own growth and continual learning as an indispensable aspect of success and fulfillment. For our clients, work is more than a job; it is the practice field for their development. Coaching provides robust support in responding to the call to be more effective, dynamic, and alive in this moment. The coaching process helps initiate and sustain authentic change both personally and professionally.

What is our coaching approach?
Our coaching approach is grounded in the Presence-Based Coaching® model from Doug Silsbee. This approach uses concrete, real-world challenges and commitments as catalysts to develop specific leadership competencies and capacities. Through actions, practices, and exercises designed specifically for you, you will engage the world as a resourceful learner and choose effective and purposeful responses that will further your capacity to deliver on bold commitments. As part of the coaching, you will build your leadership presence, resilience, and aliveness along the way.

How does the coaching process work?
The coaching engagement begins with an assessment when the coach comes to understand your relationship to your commitments. Through conversation, we jointly define specific observable, competency-based outcomes for our work together. Outcomes can address a wide range of professional topics such as creating purposeful work, balancing conflicting demands and priorities, navigating political challenges, influencing others, and other specific leadership issues. Career and life changes, relationship challenges, and finding joy and fulfillment are also frequent coaching topics.

Once we agree on outcomes, we will design an individual development program, unique to you. This will include self-observation exercises and practices that require new ways of seeing and new actions in the world. We will commit to this program for a fixed period of time, generally three to six months. Real issues and problems will serve as practice opportunities. We will meet regularly by phone or in person to review what you’re learning and to refine the program.

In addition to the specific outcomes of your coaching program, you will learn to become increasingly self-generative. This means being able to respond with presence and creativity in challenging situations as well as taking charge of your life-long development. At the end of our work together, we’ll plan how you can continue your development on your own.

When to hire a coach
Professionals often use coaching during periods of transition, development, change and renewal. These include:
• A promotion or challenging new assignment
• Planning or implementing a career change
• The need for new capacities and approaches
• Business growth and changes
• Personal transitions around relationships
• The need for renewal or better life balance
• Developing your authentic leadership style
• Personal resilience during stress and change

Here is an overview of what our work will include:
• Exploratory conversations and assessment process
• Development of coaching outcomes
• Creating an Individual Development Plan (IDP) that will include: self-observations to develop greater awareness, practices that will link up with your behavioral commitment, relational components to learn from others, and changes to your environment/systems
• Coaching sessions in the form of weekly or bi-weekly conversations
• Check-in calls and email are available as additional support
• Mid- and end of program assessments against coaching outcomes
• A plan for your ongoing growth and development after the conclusion of the coaching program

What is the background of Presence-Based Coaching®?
Presence-Based Coaching is an Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP) from the International Coaching Federation (ICF). The founder of Presence-Based Coaching, Doug Silsbee, is the author of two influential books on leadership coaching including The Mindful Coach and Presence-Based Coaching. Both books have been widely praised by leaders in the coaching field including the thought leaders, Marshall Goldsmith and Richard Strozzi-Heckler. Jason Overton has studied directly with Doug Silsbee and his colleague, Beatrice Hansen, over multiple in-person workshops, peer coaching calls, and mentor training.

How does Developmental Coaching process differ from Performance Coaching?
Many coaches focus solely on performance and goal achievement. This can leave the client dependent on the coach for motivation and structure. Presence-Based Coaching is a developmental coaching model and seeks to develop the whole person. We will bring attention to your development as a whole leader including cognitive, emotional, somatic, and relational domains. The focus is on overall effectiveness and self-actualization.

Free Initial Consultation:
We invite you to schedule a 30-45 minute introductory conversation for us both to determine if this coaching approach will be a good fit for your needs. Kordovia’s coach will learn about what you are looking for and you will learn about our coaching philosophy and answer any questions. To be successful together, it is important to develop a sense of the chemistry and overall fit.

This is a no-cost and no-obligation chance for both of us to make a free and informed choice. There will not be any hard sells or promising miracles that can’t be delivered. If we both feel confident about the fit, we will outline a proposal that defines a structure, timeframe, and costs. You can take as long as you want to decide and ask any follow-up questions after our call.

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