The Coaching Experience With Jeff Lavelle

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Introduction The Purpose of this report is to review, analyze and reflect over the real life six week coaching experience I had with Jeff LaVelle. The project allowed me to apply my knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA’s) obtain thru my Coaching and Talent Management class. Jeff and I had face to face at Starbucks on the following days and times ; September 12, 5015 at 1 pm, September 20, 2015 at 11 am, October 4,2015 at 11am, October 18, 2015 at 11am, October 25, 2015 at 9am and November 1, 2015 at 10am. This report will review in detail the stages of the coaching process. Those stages are; establishing the coaching relationship, assessing coaching needs, setting goals, progressing towards goals and concluding the coaching engagement.
Establishing the coaching relationship
My first meeting with Jeff was Saturday, September 12th at 1pm. Initially it was your typical awkward first time meeting with a stranger. We were not sure who we were looking for in a crowded coffeehouse and were relieved to find each other and settle in. I
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Jeff had issues with what he liked to call bandwidth, meaning he has continued ongoing staffing issues and when an employee is absent from work he ends up filling in their position personally therefore losing the valuable time we discussed that he needs to prepare for his facilitation of meetings and conference calls. The biggest question I posed to him at this point was what aspects of preparation could his staff help him prepare? Could they pull reports and gather data so he could cut back on some preparation time and also get them to engage in the results? Jeff appeared to have a revelation at the possibility of his staff’s participation bringing about more ownership. I also asked Jeff to start thinking about his bandwidth problem and the fact it was likely a long term obstacle and how he can add it to his SMART

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