GENIUS Coaching: A great coaching model for managing a coaching session


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A useful tool for coaches who work with creative talent. GENIUS coaching is a model developed by Alec McPhedran.

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GENIUS Coaching: A great coaching model for managing a coaching session

  1. 1. GENIUS COACHING A model for getting the best out of creative people Dubai December 2008
  2. 2. About Us <ul><li>GENIUS coaching is a brand of mcphedran co uk limited , a training company in the creative industries </li></ul><ul><li>We specialise in really creative and innovative learning and development </li></ul><ul><li>Our aim is to help people achieve </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is GENIUS coaching? <ul><li>GENIUS coaching is a powerful guide for working through a highly innovative and motivational coaching session </li></ul><ul><li>Developed from the principle of the GROW model (Goal, Reality, Options and Will) by Alec McPhedran , a Member of the Association for Coaching </li></ul>
  4. 4. GENIUS <ul><li>G oals </li></ul><ul><li>E nergy </li></ul><ul><li>N urturing </li></ul><ul><li>I nhibitors </li></ul><ul><li>U topia </li></ul><ul><li>S teps </li></ul>
  5. 5. GOALS <ul><li>The coaching programme objectives </li></ul><ul><li>The coaching session start objective </li></ul><ul><li>The coaching session end objectives or actions </li></ul>
  6. 6. ENERGY <ul><li>On a scale of 1 to 10, how much energy do they have to achieve the goal? </li></ul><ul><li>On a scale of 1 to 10 how important is achieving the goal? </li></ul><ul><li>What will be the key motivator to maintain energy levels? </li></ul>
  7. 7. NURTURE <ul><li>Nurturing ideas through creative thinking techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Brain storming, Six Hats, SCAMPER, etc </li></ul><ul><li>Daring to be different </li></ul><ul><li>Scope for working through nurtured ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Selecting and developing options </li></ul>
  8. 8. INHIBITORS <ul><li>What could stop the idea from happening? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the reasons? </li></ul><ul><li>Who are the key people? </li></ul><ul><li>How do we prepare for inhibitors, challengers and problems? </li></ul><ul><li>Use of Six Hats </li></ul><ul><li>What will be the key strategies for success? </li></ul>
  9. 9. UTOPIA <ul><li>When the idea has been implemented and is successful, what will be happening that is good? </li></ul><ul><li>How will they feel? </li></ul><ul><li>NLP visioning </li></ul><ul><li>Feeling success as part of the motivator </li></ul>
  10. 10. STEPS <ul><li>As a result of the GENIUS coaching session, what steps will they now take? </li></ul><ul><li>Between now and the next session? </li></ul><ul><li>Action plan </li></ul><ul><li>Commitment and support </li></ul><ul><li>Success criteria </li></ul>
  12. 12. KEY POINTS <ul><li>The goal may change during the programme or session </li></ul><ul><li>Paced, challenging and learner driven content </li></ul><ul><li>High energy session, daring to be different, thinking creatively </li></ul><ul><li>The learner is the talent, the coach works with the talent </li></ul>
  13. 13. GENIUS G oals E nergy N urturing I nhibitors U topia S teps
  14. 14. The best prediction of your future is whatever you believe it will be Alec McPhedran For more information visit: