Our Approach: Developmental Coaching
Our approach to developmental coaching is holistic, embracing both long and short term perspectives of an individual’s functioning. As well as supporting more effective leadership and management behaviours, developmental coaching equally works to surface the mindsets driving behaviours. These are often entangled with assumptions and the stories we tell ourselves without checking them out. The GLP profiling helps to point towards the biases we have and the patterns and habits of thoughts we all develop. It is the combined focus on behaviour and thinking that enables adult development towards greater maturity.
The intention of developmental coaching is to nurture transformational capacity which is developed by a multi-faceted integral approach to both who we are and what we do. The outcome of developing transformational leadership capacity is to handle more uncertainty and complexity with greater resilience and collaboration with others. Development from a transforming perspective starts form the assumption captured by Bill Torbert –“We cannot predict the future, but we can transform ourselves to better meet it”.
The Amara Way illustrates our approach to coaching that considers the three territories of transformational action: commitment to individual learning, developing mutual power in relationships with others to achieve effective collaboration and then to move skillfully and act with insight and understanding of systems.
Our clients say they value our intuitive and grounded presence as well as our capacities for attentive listening, clear and honest feedback, responding in the moment to what’s needed, including advice and appropriate resources. They make explicit the importance of trust, commitment and the perceptiveness that we offer.
We offer coaching in English, Finnish and Swedish.