When mere guesswork isn't enough for you
You don't take a coaching programme for the fun of it. Results are what you're looking for. Whatever your goal is. From becoming more assertive for professionals, to delegating for executives. And from relying more on your team members as team leader to time management for the entrepreneur.
That's why I keep an eye on the progress in each process together with the coachee. Are we still working on the topics that really matter, or do we need to make adjustments?
Not always enough
That check question does not satisfy all my coachees' need to know exactly:
- if they grow
- in which area they grow
- how far they've grown compared to the start of the process
With the Coaching Monitor you can. The Coaching Monitor is a questionnaire that measures the progress of your chosen development points at 4 moments in the process (at the beginning, half, at the end and after 6 months). You fill it out and you let people in your immediate (work) environment fill it out (optionally).
The benefits? The Coaching Monitor is...
- Objective. Because you and your environment together determine how you have grown. So there is no room for blind spots.
- Measurable. Because you and your environment fill in the questionnaire 4 times. At the beginning, halfway, at the end and after 6 months.
- Real. Because your progress is in black and white.
With the Coaching Monitor you grow faster, have more confidence in your process, and are motivated to also take the next step.
Frequently asked questions about the Coaching Monitor
What do I get from using the Coaching Monitor?
Inside, personal growth can feel chaotic. The Coaching Monitor is an anchor point of peace and security at regular intervals. You can see how you are doing on paper. You can rely on that and continue building on it.
Because your environment is involved (these are colleagues or relatives) there is more understanding for your development process. In that faith, many coachees actually dare to practice new behaviour. This is essential for growth.
I often hear from coachees that they take pride in seeing progress in black and white. You see where you come from, and that you grow. This makes you self-confident and motivates you to take the next step.
Because your environment is involved and actively gives you feedback, you grow faster. I sometimes hear that coachees are surprised when they give themselves a 4 for their progress, while they get 7 or an 8 from their colleagues. Or the other way around...
This way your colleagues are your mirrors that force you to reflect on your attitude, behaviour and beliefs. Your self-image comes more and more in line with how you actually are to others.
How does the Coaching Monitor work?
The Coaching Monitor works in 3 steps:
- Questions4 times in the process you fill in a validated questionnaire. (At the beginning of your coaching process, at half, at the end and after 6 months)
You will also receive input from your environment 4 times in the process if you choose to do so. Because they too fill in a short questionnaire. This gives you feedback on what your environment sees you do with your development goal(s).
For each objective you measure your progress, your motivation, your confidence, your self-reliance in relation to your development goal, and your attitude to behavioural change. A report rolls out based on this.
Your progress is written in black and white. The previously abstract coaching process has become tangible and measurable. This allows you to better steer on your self-confidence, your skills and your self-image.
Going deeper, to get higher: the Coaching Monitor helps you with this.
I actively work on improving my profession. NOBCO (the Dutch Association of Professional Coaches) is conducting additional scientific research into the effectiveness of coaching. I am happy to contribute to this, but of course only with your permission. If you agree, I will send the results of all completed questionnaires anonymously to the behavioural researchers during your trajectory.
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