Supporting individuals and teams to reach their full potential
A coaching conversation helps unlock potential through raising awareness and supporting an individual to identify their own goals, articulate their current reality, explore options for development, take action and form habits. A coaching conversation requires active listening, skillful questioning, and a high level of emotional intelligence.
At Gowrie we talk about a culture of coaching. This is one where a coaching approach is adopted in a wide variety of interactions. It happens formally through a specific program or in meetings between a leader and a team member. It also happens informally, as a way of working and engaging, to embed learning and develop skills and capabilities.
Coaching is invaluable for developing people, and is a key component of the 70:20:10 learning model that Gowrie supports:
Gowrie works closely with Growth Coaching International (GCI), a specialist coaching and coach training organisation, to train our leaders, coaches and mentors to be skilled coaches.
There are various coaching models that provide a framework for coaching conversations. The model that Gowrie Victoria endorses and uses is the GROWTH model utilised by Growth Coaching International. Although this is a framework and not a script or formula, it provides a structure that supports the purpose and outcomes for coaching conversations.
|Goal||This is where the coachee gains clarity about what they want to achieve or where they want to be regarding the topic that they are being coached in.|
|Reality||This is where the coachee explores what they are currently experiencing and helps establish where they are in relation to where they want to be as a starting point for positive movement.|
|Options||This is where the coachee explores a range of options for moving toward to where they want to be and is a time for divergent thinking. It aims to increase the coachee’s sense of control and helps them assume responsibility for taking action.|
|Will||After exploring many possible options, this is where the coachee starts to focus on their preferred options and commits to taking action.|
|Tactics||Now that the preferred options have been identified, the coachee now gets more specific and identifies precisely what they will do, how and when.|
|Habits||This is where the coachee identifies what is required for sustained success, through exploring the resources, attitudes and support that may be required to see their actions through.|
Our team of consultants can also provide in-service consultancy or customised coaching or workshop sessions to develop understanding of the National Quality Standards or these focus areas:
- Planning and documentation
- Guiding children’s behaviour
- Creating engaging learning environments
- Engaging with families and communities
- Including children with additional needs
- Child Safe Standards
- Leadership support
- Understanding the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF)