Are You Ready for Coaching?
Being prepared and committed is crucial to the success of your coaching experience. You will know that you are ready if you answer “yes” to the readiness statements below. If you answer “no” or are unsure, have a conversation with the program manager or a coach to determine what resources will be the best fit for you.
- I am ready to commit the time and energy to my personal growth.
- I want to change/improve something in my work or personal life.
- I am willing to be honest with my coach and open to their assistance.
- I am willing to consider new perspectives and try new approaches.
- I am willing to accept challenges that will move me toward my goals and sustainable change.
- I want to make my learning and development a priority.
- I want more accountability for achieving results.
- I have a healthy attitude about receiving both positive and constructive feedback.
- I am willing to put in the work by taking action to achieve results. I will do the assignments/practices between sessions.
If you are ready to work with a coach (based on your answers above), the next section will walk you through the process.
The Coaching Process
The coaching process consists of the following four steps: intake phase, discovery and agreement phase, coaching phase, and conclusion and evaluation phase.
Tips for Selecting a Coach
Ideally, know what you want to be coached on. Each coach brings with them a lifetime of experience and knowledge, so the clearer you are about where you want support, the easier it will be to find the right match.
You may want to consider the following when choosing your coach:
- Talk to more than one coach.
- Have an initial conversation.
- Pay attention to chemistry. Is their style, approach, and energy a good fit?
- Does the coach have experience in the area of development you seek?
- Can the coach articulate their model of coaching and cite examples of how they have helped others?
Who Are Mason's Workplace Coaches?
Mason’s Workplace Coaching Practice is a team of skilled internal coaches available to support all Mason faculty and staff in their development. Coaches utilize the International Coach Federation (ICF) Core Competencies and follow the ICF Code of Ethics. Our coaches come from a variety of backgrounds, and all of them share a desire to help others overcome challenges and achieve goals. They offer a supportive and confidential environment where employees can explore current issues, share their aspirations or challenges, and develop a plan for getting the results they want.
You can learn more about each coach’s background, experience, and coaching style below:
Submit a Request
The form to request coaching will be available soon.