Referral Assessment: Coaching Readiness for Clients
Coaching can be a powerful adjunctive service for certain clients
who are in therapy with you. Clients need to be able to focus on their
therapeutic work with you and still have the time and energy to devote
to the Coaching process.
When a client is processing history
in therapy, a coaching alliance can help them stay connected to their
future personal and/or professional goals.
clients might find coaching especially helpful as an adjunctive service
when there is a specific project deadline, ADD challenges that respond
more effectively to coaching, career discernement action steps, and
business performance concerns or life enhancement goals. Coaching is
most effective as an additional service when:
If your client meets the above criteria, then review the Life Enhancement Self Assessment with your client to determine whether Coaching might benefit him/her.
- Current life situation is relatively stable and they are at a place of readiness to make external changes
- There are no active addictions and there is at least one year recovery period for anyone in a 12 step program
- Self sabotaging behaviors due to PTSD or an Axis Two diagnosis have been self monitored for at least one year
- Client does not exhibit splitting or triangulation as a coping style
can articulate goals for coaching which are clearly different from the
therapeutic goals established with you (example: exploring values for a
possible career change, establishing accountability for a project
completion, learning stress management tools)
To discuss a referral, contact Kathy for more information on how
coaching and your counseling can work together to create a powerful,
cooperative catalyst for your clients.