The purpose of this topic is about enabling change at the level of the individual client and the role that coaching plays in this process. The overarching intention of the essay is to demonstrate that you know about change and the psychology behind it: what stops us changing, what helps us to change and particularly the role that coaching can play.
This essay will demonstrate your understanding of the more psychological elements of the programme: e.g. John Perry’s material, how the unconscious mind works, the role of limiting beliefs, the role of focusing on strengths and intrinsic motivation etc.
As an example, learners might address:
• Introduction – what is change, what stops us changing (e.g. the role of the unconscious mind, comfort zones, fear etc)
• How coaching can help change and why it works – e.g. trust, rapport, the relationship which is created, pre-supposing success, belief in the client, use of various tools and techniques to change perspective and break down limiting belief
• Demonstrate how it has worked in practice by using client case studies as examples… e.g. “I worked with a teacher who had lost motivation…I did this, this and this. This worked and this didn’t. My learning was…”. As with all the essays a powerful indicator of learning is the development and description of your own “model” or approach based on the reflection in the essay
• Conclusions – based on learning on the programme, reading and practical experiences, what do you think works?
As with all the essays a powerful indicator of learning is the development and description of your own “model” or approach based on the reflection in the essay.
References should be from academic papers and journals, books and texts from the reading list and beyond and possibly even extracts from your volunteer client notes or testimonials.
Type of service-Academic paper writing
Type of assignment-Reflective writing
Pages / words-19 / 5000
Number of sources-15
Language style-UK English