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The tools a coach uses to help a client forward the action and deepen their learning.

Updated: Jun 19, 2023



The co-active coaching model, shown in the video above, is a powerful tool that can help you achieve your goals and live a more fulfilling life. The model is based on five core contexts: listening, curiosity, intuition, self-management, and forward action/deepening learning.


The Co-Active coaching model was reviewed in 2015 by the Oxford Brookes University and published in the International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring

Listening

The first context of co-active coaching is listening. Co-active coaches listen with curiosity, compassion, and understanding. They listen for the client's goals, dreams, and challenges. They also listen for the client's strengths and resources. By listening deeply, co-active coaches help clients to see themselves more clearly and to develop a plan for moving forward.


Curiosity

The second context of co-active coaching is curiosity. Co-active coaches are curious about their clients. They ask questions to help clients explore their thoughts, feelings, and options. They also ask questions to help clients identify their strengths and resources. By being curious, co-active coaches help clients to learn more about themselves and to create new possibilities.


Intuition

The third context of co-active coaching is intuition. Co-active coaches trust their intuition. They use their intuition to guide their coaching process and to help clients make decisions. Co-active coaches also help clients to develop their own intuition. By trusting their intuition, co-active coaches help clients to tap into their inner wisdom and to make choices that are aligned with their values.


Self-management

The fourth context of co-active coaching is self-management. Co-active coaches help clients to develop the skills and strategies they need to manage their thoughts, feelings, and actions. They also help clients to set boundaries, to say no, and to take care of themselves. By developing self-management skills, clients can create the life they want and deserve.


Forward action/deepening learning

The fifth context of co-active coaching is forward action/deepening learning. Co-active coaches help clients to take action towards their goals. They also help clients to reflect on their experiences and to learn from them. By taking action and deepening learning, clients can continue to grow and evolve.


The five contexts of co-active coaching are all interconnected. By working with a co-active coach, like me, you can develop the skills and awareness you need to create the life you want.


Here are some specific examples of how the five contexts of co-active coaching can help you whilst receiving coaching:

  • Listening: If you are struggling with a difficult decision. The co-active coach listens with curiosity and compassion, helping you to explore all of your options. You are then able to make a decision that is aligned with your values.

  • Curiosity: If you are feeling stuck in your career. The co-active coach asks questions to help you explore your interests and goals. You are then able to develop a plan for making a change.

  • Intuition: If you are considering starting your own business. The co-active coach helps you to discover and trust your intuition and not listen to the critical voices in your head, we call the saboteurs. This will help you take the leap and start your business.

  • Self-management: If you are feeling overwhelmed by stress. The co-active coach helps the client to develop stress management skills. You are then able to manage your stress and live a more balanced life.

  • Forward action/deepening learning: If you have achieved your goal say of losing weight. The co-active coach helps you reflect on your experience and to learn from it. You are then able to maintain your weight loss and live a healthier life.

The five contexts of co-active coaching are a powerful tool that can help you achieve your goals and live a more fulfilling life.


If you are looking for a way to make a change in your life, consider working with a co-active coach, like myself, as its a powerful model proven to work by academic research as well as by myself and my clients!

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