The Coaching Relationship Compass™ guides the coach’s behaviour towards developing a trusting relationship with the coachee … creating the conditions for coaching … and supporting the coachee to find their way and achieve their own success.
The compass metaphor provides the coach with direction (a framework) for establishing their presence as a coach, creating a safe environment.
The Coaching Relationship Compass™ is built on the foundation of trust where “intention” is the coach’s True North, and is in alignment with their communication (what they say and do) showing openness and respect for the coachee. Intention is described by the 10 guiding principles for developing a coaching mindset below:
Tim Gallwey, author of The Inner Game of Work, describes coaching as “the art of creating an environment, through conversation and a way of being, that facilitates the process by which a person can move toward desired goals in a fulfilling manner.”