Proven Coaching Methods
Different methods have developed over time with a different set of approaches. The future will bring us standardized and regulated coaching methods as described by Barbara O’Malley. In the following, you can find a selection of coaching types and methods which provide basic frameworks of applied coaching methods.
A. Solution-Focused Coaching
Many of our transformation approaches are problem-oriented — we try to change by examining the issue. What the problem is.
This works well, especially for machines and processes. But when we work with people, the identification of root causes often gives us little ideas about the solution and can make the situation even worse! Forget it and concentrate on solutions instead. This solution-oriented approach includes:
Finding out what works and doing more of it.
This does not mean that we refuse to discuss the problem, but it does mean that discover what the person wants to do and to learn. It is their commitment and passion and to improve. This method is described by
Paul Z. Jackson.
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Solution Focused Coaching explained
B. Transformational Coaching
This method is changing the way we see ourselves. This might involve even changing our self-image or perceptions about us and our limitations. Cultivating awareness and making decisions through mindfulness starts with creating a shift in our point of view. A second step is to reshape our patterns of thinking, and a final step is to incrementally improve our practices. It is also closest to life-coaching. A famous author about this coaching method is Robert Hargrove.
C. Emotional Intelligence Coaching
Self -Awareness is a fundament here as well. To recognize and understand moods, emotions, and drives. It requires also to study about Self-Management. The ability to manage or redirect disruptive impulses and moods and to suspend judgment. With the intention to think before acting. Awareness of others is a key ability to recognize and understand the emotions and drives in others along with the effects that these have on our relationships. Finally, the social soft-skills come in place to manage and build networks with an ability to find common ground and build trust. You can find some literature about this method by Liz Wilson.
D. GROW Coaching
This coaching type, developed by John Whitmore and Richard Lyddon, is oriented towards goal-setting and problem-solving. The Goal is the end point, where we want to be. It must be defined clearly to measure achievement. Then you have the current Reality. What are the issues, the challenges, what is the journey towards the goal? There will be of course Obstacles stopping you from progress. Once Obstacles have been identified, you need to find ways of dealing with them. These are the Options. Finally, you have the Way-Forward. It consists of the action steps which will bring us closer to the anticipated results. This approach has similarities with Google’s approach to OKR Objectives and Key Result.
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Rocky commits to your leadership in the morning and evening, on your chosen topic.
Yes, Rocky is a digital coach asking you daily reflection coaching questions for your growth mindset and it is a unique journaling experience that captures your thoughts and feelings, moods, and interests over time and gives journaling prompts for reflection, together with insight to help you repeat personal success factors and practice your soft skills. Rocky is like an automated Bullet Journal Method to track the past, order present and design the future road to success.
Rocky is helping you indirectly with fitness and health. However, Rocky rather is helping with the power of challenging coaching questions and reflections. That allows you to recognize your own strengths and weakness, and use this to guide on-going learning. By reflection you will develop your skills in self-directed learning, improve motivation, and improve the quality of life and practice habits of highly successful people.
The calm app is for sleep and meditation helping you to relax and reduce stress. The headspace app is also helping with meditation and mindfulness to relax. Rocky instead is an artificial intelligence bot that uses the power of coaching questions with guided AI conversation. As an AI chatbot and digital coach, Rocky will inspire you to daily reflect. The conversations work best if your take the time to actually answer the questions with mindful reflective answers which might require some effort from your side.
Rocky is not replacing a therapist and does not have the intention to provide scientific therapeutic approaches within the app. The method instead used by Rocky is solution-oriented coaching. Rocky is created to help you to practice soft-skills with the power of coaching questions. The science behind is Repetition, a success factor for learning and to help transition a skill from the conscious to the subconscious. Through repetition, soft skills as life skills and social skills are practiced and rehearsed over time and gradually become easier. Rocky is an intuitive approach to answer questions relevant for your road to success.
Coaching is a process that aims to improve performance and focus on the ‘here and now’ rather than on the distant past or future. Coaching questions are unlocking your potential for performance and success by helping you to learn and practice rather than teaching you. Like personal trainers, but for your growth mindset. Rocky is a digital coach, an AI chatbot asking you those powerful question with daily reflections. The main focus of Rocky is to help you to implement soft skills as communication skills, interpersonal skills, leadership skills, life skills or time management skills. The AI is using qualities derived from leadership coaching and executive coaching.
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Rocky uses artificial intelligence as an AI system:
However, Rocky is not booking appointments like an alexa app.
The Rocky artificial intelligence AI experience is unique in the market and available as google play store app or within apple app store.
Rocky is not replacing a notes app, scheduling app or a task list app. However, Rocky is a sort of remind app with smart goal notifications and follow-up reminders: Like appointment scheduling apps, Rocky reminds you to practice growth mindset and can help to choose important task and set the right priorities rather then managing your task list or schedule. The approach of habits of highly successful people with help you in the long run to be productive.