Most successful coaches at The Coaching Institute bring the Meta Dynamics™ methodology to their coaching.
The difference between old-style coaching and Meta Dynamics™ is this: while traditional coaching models focus on the actions the client can take—based on a simple observation of an event—the Meta Dynamics™ model goes much deeper.
Traditional coaching focuses on the actions your client takes, and places emphasis on creating the mindset necessary for achieving sustainable change.
It works like this:
EVENT > RESPONSE > RESULTS
It’s a model that works well on the surface, however, to truly flourish and to create lasting change, it is vital to go deeper and understand your perceptions of the world, because they play a FAR more important role than simple observations of an event.
Your client’s perception is their reality. The Meta Dynamics™ experience looks like this:
PERCEPTION > EVENT > RESPONSE > RESULTS
When coaching, we can give ourselves a roadmap of where the client is to guide us into what to ask them.
The most effective roadmap is the Meta Dynamics™ Critical Alignment Model, based on the only proven and research-based methodology in the coaching industry.
- Environment: This is where you start all thinking and conversations. (Their purpose, goals, values, beliefs etc.)
- Structure: The quantitative constructs of the situation, the reality we’re examining. (Benchmarks, strategies and planning)
- Implementation: Once you’ve identified what’s above the line, we come back to the reality (where we are, which is below the line) and how we actually move up. (Habits, KPIs)
- People: Once your client is in the ideal environment and has the right structural elements to succeed, you can move them below the line where the actual doing starts, and evaluate the performance. (Quality of relationships, feedback, capability of the individual)
The Critical Alignment Model gives you an ideal structure to carry out your coaching session and serve your client in the best possible way you can.
For example, the model gives you a clear guideline when starting a coaching session – you always start from the Environment. The big picture. The “why”.