The most fundamental outcome of the FLOW COACHING process is the client’s establishment of short term and long term visions. In order for the person to accomplish this vision, the coach aids the person in setting efficient and meaningful goals. Another important outcome of the coaching process is the person’s increased focus to the goals. With the help of the FLOW Coach, the person can better focus on accomplishing their vision.
The very basic elements of the FLOW Coaching Process:
The coach encourages the client to discover and express what he/she wants at the end of the coaching process. Sometimes, the time period of accomplishing the vision may inherently be longer than the coaching process and it is especially important to clarify this when setting the success criteria.
In each meeting, on path to the vision, the coach encourages the client to define his/her goals of the meeting. Just like this could be done with a very simple question (the best outcome of this meeting?), if the person is not sufficiently clear, a sequence of questions may also be used. The goal of the meeting is also refereed to as the contract of the meeting. The clarification of the contract has critical importance in order for the process of the meeting to be focused.
– Creative Planning:
In accordance with the established vision and goals, the coach supports the person in planning in the most efficient way, as well as creating alternatives and solutions.
As part of the plan, it is also important that implementation is successful. While applying this, the coach supports the person in focusing on inner motivation and commitment to the process, against the challenges the person may face and unexpected situations. The coach’s job is to ensure that the person uses his/her creativity in order to develop alternative solution scenarios.
– Action Steps:
In order to ensure development, you need to make a move. Like the Zen master says: the principle “Take a step while praying” is meaningful. Hence, in order for our intentions to be reciprocated in our lives, we define action steps at the end of each meeting.
– Sustainable Performance:
Since FLOW coaching is a growth model, it is important that growth is spread throughout the process in order for it to be realised. The coach should bring up this topic and ensure that the client thinks about his/her commitment and sustainability to the goals of the process that he/she has defined.