Coaching Methodology

Home / About Us / Coaching Methodology

Our Coaching Methodology

DANCE model, propounded by Strengthscape has been one of the most powerful models towards bringing deep-seated changes in an individual. The model by definition epitomizes innovation, fun, coordination, physical dexterity and also gives an individual the zest to move ahead, step by step.The numerous results of this model has been very inspiring, both for the coach and the coached.


In the DANCE model, we look at a step-by-step process that would help individuals experience the transition from awareness level to levels of immense performance and satisfaction. An overview of the DANCE methodology has been described below.


Discovery

It becomes impossible for both the coach and the coached to have a fruitful outcome of the coaching session, if we do not make great effort in gaining clarity on the needs and expectations of the one being coached. Therefore, in this step, we become very clear of the purpose of coaching and the way forward. This is the session when both the coached and the coach sit together and discover the facets of the cube that the client wants and needs to work upon. This is a step-by-step progress and thereby has been broken down into sub phases-mining, defining and refining.

The Discovery step in the DANCE methodology looks at the following outcomes:

  • To build rapport with the coached and establish an understanding of the process of coaching. The clarity of role is emphasized upon in this step along with discussing the logistics required for roll-out
  • The coach builds credibility and trust and gauges the willingness of the coached to move forward, thus striking a mutual chemistry
  • The coach and the coached mutually identify and concretize some high-level goals that needs to be worked on. This gives a sense of direction to the coaching journey

Awareness

After the discovery phase, the next step is to gain awareness of the self and the situation. This step deals with facilitating the self-awareness levels of the coached through a series of high gain questions and world class psychometric tests. This aids the coached to understand their dilemmas much better and helps them to join the dots. Often what we see as isolated problems are inter-connected – one leading to another. By using the powerful technique of questions and a profile from assessments, the coach helps the coached walk towards positive transition in an enlightened and focused manner. Awareness sessions are customized to suit the needs of the organization and the individual.

The Awareness session is aimed at the following outcomes:

  • Helping the coached reflect on his or her status in the areas of development
  • Define which areas require more effort and prioritize the coaching journey accordingly

New Strategy

In the third step, the coached and the coach move towards strategizing the path to achieving goals. This progression assists the coached to refine their strategies and propels them towards well prioritized goals and clear action points. Strategy session helps the coached to create a balance scorecard to prioritize their goals and a dashboard to monitor everyday achievement.


Following are the outcomes of this step:

  • Establish a directional framework for achieving goals and defining the means and methods required to create an action plan
  • Define the measurement metric for monitoring one’s progress
  • Identify ways to make course corrections when needed

Combat

In this step, the coached launches definitive action towards progress and witnesses drastic changes by taking huge action and learns through personal insights. Combat is about taking huge action, in the direction of the goals set in during earlier steps.


The outcomes of this step are as follows:

  • Action the plan created in the New Strategy phase
  • Analyse the progress and make course corrections when needed
  • Identify new strategies if needed
  • Elevate and Acknowledge

    After all the steps are completed, the coached individual elevates to a different level altogether and starts harnessing his potential towards greater heights of achievement. In the process of progress, the individual celebrates success and also makes it a point to acknowledge the organization and team through better performance and relationships.


    The outcomes expected of this step are:

    • Celebrating success of achieving change and improvement
    • Identifying way forward without a dependency on the coach
    • For further information and understanding on our coaching process and our coaches, please do feel free to write to us.