Dynamic Coaching is different from traditional coaching. CDT radically changes how we think about Coaching as it ensures the suitability of the coach for the client by ensuring the Coach’s Dynamic Intelligence is at least a level higher than the client’s to begin with. For a fuller description of how CDT impacts our coaching approach, please click here.
This is not a system that is applied to the client, as is often the case, but one that is pulled from the client in order to tease out their construction of self, in a Real-Time Modelling approach. In this way, we move away from the ideas of coaches and therapists entirely, towards a more Interventionist approach.
By utilising a method of RTM that emphasises a developmental dialogue (i.e. not therapy) to tease out a client’s thinking construction in the moment, and writing down key phrases they use, it is possible to ask the client to place those phrases on the corresponding Development Grid reference in order to ascertain their own perceived level of development for their own language. This then allows the CDT Interventionist to ask the most appropriate developmental questions. Having the client tell the Interventionist where their thinking stands developmentally is not how current coaching works. Can you see the shift in the dynamic?
The process begins with the Thinking Quotient© profile that illustrates your Thinking Style and your method for constructing yourself from a position of Intention and Awareness.
We then work on the individual facets of your thinking that impact your ability to construct your thinking. This is a different approach to other systems as they might say they focus on development, but in reality, if the Interventionist is the same level as you, there is no development: it is simply a conversation.
Our coaching ensures your “coach” is the right Interventionist for you!
Now for the science…
From the research, clients are aware of their construction of self up to a certain point. That point is usually an awareness of their habituated thinking or behaving. What they need is this habituated thinking to be exposed. For this, they need a nudge by a CDT Interventionist. By offering an insight to their habituated construction of self, it is possible to change that construction going forward. By achieving balance in one’s Cognitive Intention use (see image below) one can choose how they respond in the moment, which impacts their Dynamic Intelligence. No other system offers this, nor is supported by doctoral research.
This opens the door for a much more realistic Interventionist-approach coaching relationship based on the client’s awareness of their construction of self. Once this construction has been exposed, the awareness is always available, creating a seismic shift in the client’s self and world view.