Constructed Developmental Coaching is different from traditional coaching. CDC radically changes how we think about Coaching as it ensures the suitability of the coach for the client using CDT as the framework. This is a much more ethical approach to the Coach/Client relationship. This is how we know we can help you and your team develop qualitatively better decision-making habits to improve your business.
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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. A lot of coaches are stuck in their need for a framework, as they cannot coach you without one (e.g. GROW). Now consider how limiting that perspective is. Would you want a limited approach, or an approach that focuses on your construction of you, rather than your problem?
By using this method, we are emphasising a more developmental dialogue (i.e. not therapy) to tease out a client’s thinking construction in the moment, and by writing down key phrases they use (Thinking Style), 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 use. This then allows the CDT Interventionist to ask the most appropriate developmental questions about construction. 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 Awareness Quotient© profile that illustrates your Thinking Style and your habituated construction of self 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 completely new approach when compared with 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! This is a more ethical approach to the coaching relationship.