Individual Coaching provides ‘on demand’ access to an expert coach for anyone working in an educational context. It is personalised, confidential, flexibly scheduled and time efficient – more so than just about any other form of professional learning. It is a safe space to think and reach greater clarity around your next steps.
One to one coaching works because it is personalised, confidential, flexibly scheduled and time efficient – more so than just about any other form of professional learning. It is a safe space to think and reach greater clarity around your next steps. Follow-up sessions enable supportive accountability to follow through on these actions.
Coaching for Individuals provides live online 1-1 coaching with a GCI Accredited Coach in flexible blocks of coaching hours.
An initial block of 2 hours, as two 1-hour or three 40-minute coaching sessions, can provide short-term focused support to move forward on a strategic priority, specific topic or challenge. With longer blocks of up to 6 hours, you can benefit from the deeper transformative change that a full coaching cycle enables.
How Can I Use Coaching?
Depending on the number of coaching sessions and the length of the engagement, there are many ways that working with a coach can help. Here are just a handful of possibilities…
Coaching for Critical Moments
Sometimes all you need is to work with a coach for two or three focused sessions on a specific decision, event or moment.
a strategic decision or change to be communicated
a difficult meeting coming up
an important performance conversation with a key team member
preparation for a key interview or assessment
completion of a key project
Coaching for Transitions
Three or four coaching sessions could help you through an important transition.
moving into a new role or organisation
a shift in priorities or ways of working
gaining clarity on your career stage
building a plan for moving into a role that allows you to thrive in both a personal and professional sense
Coaching for Leadership Development
A longer block of four or more sessions could help you identify and target areas for development in your leadership such as your approach to working with others.
This could incorporate the use of a psychometric/feedback tool (LSI, DiSC, Genos, VIA character strengths or AITSL 360) leading to deeper analysis of your leadership growth.
Balcony Conversations for Leaders
Four or more coaching sessions spread over the school year (e.g. one per term) could provide a space for facilitated reflection, support and challenge.
The coach provides a critical lens through questioning and enables you to take a ‘balcony view’ as a leader. This extended relationship can help you to identify and prioritise areas of focus, need and growth.
Getting on Top of Things
Sometimes even the most well organised people need a concentrated burst to get back on top of things. Others will benefit from focusing on getting a personal organisational system in place that will enable them to achieve less stressfully.
A few coaching sessions can help to get you on top of things by:
Exploring your current approach to getting things done
Developing a workable system for improving and sustaining greater personal productivity
Refecting on the barriers to sustaining effectiveness in this area by implementing actions to address these issues
Why work with a GCI Coach?
Regardless of the mode of delivery, our courses and services are expertly facilitated and delivered by skilled and experienced professionals.
At GCI, we are committed to the discipline of coaching and we understand the practices, skills and ‘way of being’ required to be a highly effective coach. All GCI Coaches are experts in coaching. They hold individual coaching credentials and maintain their practice through advanced training and coaching supervision sessions. All have held leadership positions in education themselves so you’ll receive the support and empathic perspective essential to building a positive relationship
Before you register
You will receive a confirmation email explaining what happens next
We allocate a GCI Accredited Coach to you
Your coach will contact you to introduce themselves and schedule the first session
Coaching sessions commence via a mutually agreed online video-conferencing app (Zoom, Skype, etc.)
At the end of your coaching block, you have the option to purchase further sessions via the website
Conclude the engagement by completing a coaching feedback form for us
If you are unable to attend a scheduled session, you must contact your Coach at least 24 hours before your booked time.
If you miss a session without informing your coach to reschedule, this will be considered a no-show and you must pay full price for a replacement session.
All coaching sessions must be used within one year of coach allocation.