First things first – creating a coaching brief

At Comma we are committed to helping you find the right coach whatever your needs. To help us do this successfully we need a clear idea of what you want to achieve. The best way to do that is for you to create a short coaching brief covering off the following information:

  • Type of coach. What type of coach do you need? A personal development coach; a business coach?
  • Objective. What do you want to achieve as a result of the coaching? What will be different? What will success look like?
  • Audience. Who needs the coaching? An individual or a team? What’s their level in the organization?
  • Background. What’s the context for the coaching request? How to deal with conflict, or under-performance, or how to take an individual or team from good to great? How to improve emotional intelligence? How to become more resilient? How to deal with organizational transformation?
  • Background to the individual/team. What scenario has resulted in the need for a coach? Development of a high-flyer, teething challenges with someone newly promoted, behavioural challenges? Readying someone to take on-line management for the first time? Large-scale organizational change?
  • Contract. Who will receive feedback on progress? The individual/team only?