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Coaching for Individuals

Coaching is about supporting people to be at their best in living, learning and working through a process of exploration. It is specific and goal-oriented, focusing on the positive aspects of the human condition (people are viewed as creative, resourceful and whole). There is no advice giving, it is holistic, non-medical, co-active, non-directive and client-centred.

It is not therapy, although we might look at the past to see what is holding the person back. It is a dynamic process working in the here and now and can offer the individual a practical route to:

− Develop a deeper meaning in your life.

− Enhance the effectiveness of your communication and behaviour.

− Improve the quality of your relationships.

− Navigate life transitions.

− Deal with challenges both personal and professional.

− Change career to one more aligned with your values and strengths.

Coaching in Education

How we deliver education today is changing. Knowledge and information is instantly available from the internet, through a variety of platforms. The challenge for educators is how to help students make sense of the information and reflect upon it in a meaningful way. Coaching provides an approach which supports the student whilst they reflect and process their experience, encouraging them to explore what they have learnt and compare it against the perception of others, to help formulate their own views and opinions on how their learning can best inform their behaviour in the work place. We at missing elephant can support educators to discover how a coaching approach can enhance their student’s learning experience.

Supervision for coaches and consultants

Supervision can be seen as a mutual meaning making and co-creative activity where a coach brings experiences from their work and includes:

− Developing the coach’s competence and capability.

− Encouraging professional practice related to quality, standards and ethics.

− Offering fresh perspective.

− Insights into the relationship between the coach and the client which might be inhibiting or enhancing the effectiveness of the coaching.

− A safe space and non-judgmental approach, which allows difficult issues to be explored.

Occupational therapy

Occupational therapy is the profession that looks at a person’s life in its entirety, promotes health and well being through occupation and focuses on enabling people to take part in their activities despite illness, disability, mental health or emotional difficulties. After illness or injury it can be difficult to participate in every day roles, and maintain structure and routine, especially if your mind and body are affected. We treat the person, not the diagnosis, discover what is important to you, what you’re having difficulty with and support you to live life to the full.

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