What is coaching?
is an individualized professional development strategy.
It uses a strengths-based approach.
We look at what is already happening that is good and build on that.
It is relationship driven.
The coach and their coaching partner work together toward goals, AND the coaching partner is the lead decision maker. As the expert in their own situation, their knowledge and needs are the highest priority.
It is consistent and ‘enough’.
Coaching is a process that takes time to develop, so the partnership meets regularly for a minimum number of sessions to build to progress.
It is always confidential.
The coach partner needs to be comfortable and have trust in their coach. Because of this, no details from coaching are ever shared beyond the session without the coach partner’s consent (with the exception for any mandated reporting).
It is reflective.
Time is spent intentionally learning about the coach partner, their background, their environment, and why they chose the path they are on. With this insight, the coach partner gains capacity to understand what they want next and how to get there.
It is PROVEN to change practice.
Research shows coaching facilitates implementation of best practice.
Coaches are highly intentional experts in adult learning and change implementation. They use skills like active listening and strategic questioning to guide the coach partner along their own unique path of discovery and growth.
We provide coaching for:
Providers and Teachers
Exploring your own beliefs and practices to help you grow and guide the growth of those around you.
Examining program structures and personal practices to create a beautiful, productive, and resilient environment.
Program Designers & Visionaries
Taking time to stop and think about the big things...what your program was created for and where you want the work to go.
Partnering to develop your skills to help others learn and grow through individualized support.
Other ways we support coaching
Coaching is beautiful and challenging work. We support coaches so they are able to continue to help others. Services include networking, training, coaching the coach, and Reflective Consultation.
Becoming a Coach
Want to move to a more intentional way of supporting others at improving their practices and environment? Become a coach!
Collaborations with ECHO and our coaching development team are a wonderful way to deepen your practice of relationship-based coaching with a nature-based practice.