7C's was developed as a coaching model after using NLP to model Bruce's own 10 years old coaching practice and in 2002 he published the original model under the title Sexy Variables when there were only 6 C's. (Grimley, 2002. Rapport Vol 57 Autumn pp5-7). A further "C" , (Communication), was added in the Summer of 2005 when Bruce wrote for the AC Bulletin (Grimley, 2005. Bulletin for the Association for Coaching 2005, Issue 5, pp 2-4 ). As Dr Bob Bates correctly points out in his excellent book; "The little book of Big Coaching models" 7C's is a model which emphasises coaching as a journey through which the coachee and coach need to demonstrate courage and creativity. Many people remain stuck and not in a flow state because they don't know how to access their own states of courage and creativity (2 of the C's) to change and be different not because of some personality trait or genetic tendency. My job as your coach is to facilitate, (make easy), your journey of change into a state of flow where you find yourself elegantly and effortlessly understanding how you can change your internal architecture to be who you need to do what you value. Please contact me today to arrange a free chemistry check and start our journey together.
20 minute chat by Bruce on mastery in coaching.....or anything for that matter at the 2017 International Coaching Conference. (10th February 2017)
The CIPD training and development survey 2005 found 92% of participants in organizations sampled regarded coaching by external providers as being effective or very effective. The top 3 objectives for organizational use of coaching was improving performance, dealing with underperformance and improving productivity.
The word "Coach" is derived from a type of transport that traces its origins to the Hungarian word kocsi meaning "carriage" that was named after the village where it was first made. In Coaching this is what happens through a conversation an individual discovers how they can move from one place to another. Too often people will tell themselves or their team what is going to happen through a "Goal Setting" approach, however 6 months later somehow they find themselves in the same place making excuses as to why they still seem to be stuck and not moving effortlessly past the goal posts on to the next target.
Below is a video describing the dynamic world of coaching from the perspective of one of the coaching organisations Bruce is accredited with as a Master Executive Coach.
THE ASSOCIATION FOR COACHING
From the above it is clear to see why coaching is essential if you or your organization wish to be the best you can.
The first question an individual or organisation needs to ask themselves is how do I choose a coaching provider? Whilst this is always a personal decision there are certain processes you can quickly engage in to ensure the best possible quality and return on investment:
- Is the coach accredited with one of the major Coaching Organisations?
- Does the coach provide a free "chemistry check" session where you can ask questions and see first hand, insurance and qualification documentation?
- Can the coach provide a list of previous clients who would be happy to talk to you about about their experience?
- Does the coach provide you with a credible story, and do their credentials check out when you make enquiries?
"Bruce has that unique ability to bring clarity to any situation. His ability to ask searching questions in a manner that is both supportive and challenging created an opportunity for learning and insight that has proved invaluable to me personally. I am eternally grateful."