Like other service providers, especially in these times of rapid change, coaches must ensure a high level of performance and excellent results. Professionals undertaking coaching are looking for the quickest possible success. And the personal skills clients can develop through coaching are among the most sought-after qualities in the modern business world.
More than enough reason, therefore, to examine the efficiency of the coaching process in greater detail.Which factors are crucial in achieving coaching success as simply as possible? Which assumptions will help you to reach the goal as quickly as possible? Which activities should you avoid to maximize your and efficiency as a coach?
It is in response to these questions that solution focused brief coaching emerges as a particularly interesting alternative to traditional problem-solving methods.
In solution-focused brief coaching, questions are asked in such a way as to move the client’s attention to the level of solutions. Instead of discussing problems, difficulties and causes, the coach explores with the client desired goals, exceptions which have led to success in the past (times when the problem did not occur), and solutions (the changes that will have occurred once the goal is reached) as well as existing resources .
This procedure is especially suited to the business environment, because these clients are already familiar with many of the questions you will ask, eg, about defining goals and visions, best practices, or knowledge management. But the mix of questions is unusual, the order in which they are asked is surprising, and, best of all, the step-by-step solution-focused procedure is truly unique.