When asking coaching colleagues: ‘what is the key ingredient that leads to a successful outcome with your clients?’ their answers refer to the coaching relationship. This is not surprising as research suggests that the relationship accounts for up to 40% of the coaching success. However, there has been little exploration of how coaches foster the coaching relationship in practice. Elizabeth Crosse will share findings of her research identifying four distinct ‘relationship styles’ that reflect the range of ways coaches work holistically with complexity and ambiguity in managing coach client relations.
You will have an opportunity to explore your own approach to relationship building in an interactive activity which allows you to explore what, for you, is most important in how you manage your client relationships. This will be followed by a peer coaching session using the ‘relationship style framework’ to consider how you can enhance your ability to manage the coach client dynamic and take forward insights and learning.
With over 30 years of expertise in coaching and training in the UK, Elizabeth Crosse MCC was a pioneer in introducing an internal coaching offer to the Civil Service. Her practice focuses on executive coaching and the development of coaches. Elizabeth holds three master’s degrees including and MA in Coaching and Mentoring. She is an accredited supervisor and an ICF registered coach mentor and has successfully mentored over 200 practitioners for their ACC, PCC and MCC accreditation.