Coaching models evolve over time and all have a great impact on our work as coaches; providing framework and structure to work through the process your client needs at the exact time they need it. In some industries, this might be defined as “just in time” methodology where in coaching we define that as “meeting the client where they are at” in alignment with the ICF Core Competencies.
Working towards self-generative leadership and/or self-generative problem solving can be aided with the use of a good tool or model. When looking for a solid, easy to apply solution, you might consider learning more about the LEAN Coaching Model ™.
LEAN got its start in manufacturing, as a way to optimize the production line to minimize waste and maximize value. These two goals are also relevant to software development, which also follows a repeatable process, requires particular quality standards, and relies on the collaboration of a group of specialized workers in order to get done. In coaching, it generates strong outcomes with self-generative habits for leaders and individuals.
The group that recently completed this ICF Approved CCE Course identified 4 aspects of this model they found particularly compelling:
- Providing enough structure to encourage standardizing processes, yet enough leverage to maneuver complications to problem solving
- It’s a continuous cycle where clients can self-generate solutions as the process becomes habit for them
- Creates a strong long-term coach-client connection built on trust and collaboration
- Enables you to meet the client wherever they are at in their cycle