Coaching can only take place when there is a coaching client, often referred to as a coachee. This means that coaching is always about the client. The client and the coach are partners in the coaching program. The coach is not a superior but a partner and facilitates the sessions. The perspective can be described as everything the client brings to the program. The coach works with what the client brings to the session.
The coach works with the content that the client brings to the session. You must be able to determine the current state of being (CSoB) of the client. This is the state that is made up of past and present circumstances. This is the journey of life from birth to the present state. It is informed by many life events, good and / or bad.
The perspective is also informed by the background of life, that is, the basis of life, the place of birth, and all the places where the client spent their previous life. It includes the type of youth development programs, games, studies, sports, and community activities to which the client has been exposed.
These above activities, including parenting roles, contribute to the development of the client’s personality. The coach works with this personality objectively. The program adds to the positive aspect of the client. Raise the mirror for the client to see their areas of development. It also challenges the client to do something about these development areas. They are an important part of the coaching perspective. The client is considered to be completely healthy. The coach should not judge the client’s personality.
The perspective is also informed by the client’s culture, expressed in the form of languages, traditional practices, lifestyles, family values, beliefs, norms, and the community. This is rich material, that is, perspective, to work on in the coaching program. The coach must continually develop their cultural intelligence (EQ) to bring new inputs to add to the perspective. Each client is culturally unique and must be assisted to appreciate this uniqueness.
Coaching is not about diminishing the cultural richness of the client. It is about adding and enriching it. The perspective informs the coaching process and serves as the basis for determining purpose. It is the first important pillar of the coaching model.
The client’s life experience is another component of the coaching perspective. The experience can be private and / or professional, acquired in a formal and / or informal way. Client gains experience by volunteering in community programs, observing parents and community members doing homework, listening to stories told by other people, reading books, watching television, listening to the radio, attending school and college programs, serving the Internet, discussing with other people and establish contacts, etc.
These learning activities broaden the customer’s worldview. The coach must be able to work with this worldview. Customers have different experiences and should be treated differently. We talk about the coach dancing with the client and meeting him at the level he is at. They are also rated differently and bring this difference to the training program. This means that they also possess different levels of knowledge. Some are specialists and others are generalists. They come from different faculties and sectors of his life. As coaches, we train scientists, engineers, humanities, professors, researchers, executives, doctors, etc.
In conclusion, no matter what qualification clients have in coaching, the coach must be able to work with them. This is what we call perspective in coaching.