Coaching Model

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Coaching Model

  1. 1. The Pyramid SwayA Model for Coaching Multi-LayeredManagement Streams in small to medium Companies
  2. 2. What is Pyramid Sway? Sway (noun) = influence• Maslow said: “The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness”• One way to look at PS is as an exercise in practicing mental wellness in a group.
  3. 3. Mindfulness Learning Model High Group 1 on 1 work Coaching Coach’s Involvement Sway Enhancing the Self Status Quo Practice Low Manager’s Low Engagement High
  4. 4. Group Work
  5. 5. Foundation Course Introducing Mindfulness as an • Five consecutive weekly meetings of three hours each • Home practice for three weeksinherent quality one can adopt and • Final three hours recap & Key Takeawaybuild upon for regular practice and celebration Insight and basics for Home practice further utilize in situations of relational intensity 1. Raise awareness of body – quick top to bottom scan Introduction to Mindfulness – Background & concepts 2. Tune into emotions – name what sensation is driving the experience > identify the emotion 3. Observe the voice that is thinking inside – Mindfulness 101 – The Six Stages; Three meetings differentiate the thinker from the witness The Science of Mindfulness; 4. Focus on ‘Here’ and ‘Now’ – notice how many One meeting of the thoughts and emotions dwell outside the present moment Mindfulness examples in Corporate context; One meetings 5. Reframe the interaction – what is really happening vs. what is constructed through material form the past and projections into the Three Weeks of home-practice future 6. Seek an interaction that creates significance in the present interaction and enhances the Revisit main construct and sharing Q & A; Celebration combined value proposition
  6. 6. Course layout MINFULNESS 101• Objective: • To facilitate a basic module that introduces the concept, history, science and basic tenets of Mindfulness • To level the field in term of ensuring all other learning experiences in SWAY have the potential to integrate Mindfulness as a ‘known’ into the material • To set up the stage for the development of Self – Practice
  7. 7. Raise Awareness of Body • Introduce the experience of body vs. observerPurpose • Bring awareness to the physical aspect of our present experience • Ground the practice in tangible sensation • Presentation on the scientific nature of physical sensationsStructure • Guided visualization • Group work – sharing experience 1. Raise awareness of body • Homework for continuous practice 2. Tune into emotions 3. Observe passage of thoughts 4. Focus on ‘Here’ and ‘Now’ 5. Reframe the interactionImplications • What structures (e.g. Hierarchy; for processes) effect the situation in the 6. Create significance company in this contextOrganization Body Scan
  8. 8. Tune into Emotions • Introduce the experience of emotions vs. observerPurpose • Bring awareness to the emotional aspect of our present experience • Ground the practice in correct recognition of rising emotions • Presentation on the scientific nature of emotionsStructure • Guided visualization • Group work – sharing experience 1. Raise awareness of body • Homework for continuous practice 2. Tune into emotions 3. Observe passage of thoughts 4. Focus on ‘Here’ and ‘Now’ 5. Reframe the interactionImplications • What meta culture (e.g. power for struggles, relationships) effect the 6. Create significance situation in the company in thisOrganization context Where does it ‘hurt’?
  9. 9. Observe Passage of thoughts • Introduce the experience of seeing the thoughts vs. thinker • Bring awareness to the mental aspectPurpose of our present experience • Ground the practice in the process of disassociating from thought processes • Presentation on the scientific nature of thinkingStructure • Guided visualization • Group work – sharing experience 1. Raise awareness of body • Homework for continuous practice 2. Tune into emotions 3. Observe passage of thoughts 4. Focus on ‘Here’ and ‘Now’ 5. Reframe the interactionImplications • What cultural truisms (company for persona; Authority structures) effect 6. Create significance the situation in the company in thisOrganization context Seeing the ‘Thinker’
  10. 10. Focus on the Here & Now • Introduce the concepts of space and time in perspective of consciousnessPurpose • Discuss tools and methods conducive to witnessing the ‘present’ • Ground the practice in the process of ‘coming back to the present moment • Presentation on Nature of awareness and reflectionStructure • Guided visualization • Group work – sharing experience 1. Raise awareness of body • Homework for continuous practice 2. Tune into emotions 3. Observe passage of thoughts 4. Focus on ‘Here’ and ‘Now’ 5. Reframe the interactionImplications • What mechanisms of feedback, for reporting and enquiry effect the 6. Create significance situation in the company in thisOrganization context Differentiating the ‘Witness’
  11. 11. Reframe the interaction • Introduce the power of ‘choice’ in perception • Define the notion of ‘a safety zone’ inPurpose communication and understanding and its usefulness • Define proactive vs. reactive communication • Presentation on the scientific nature of enforcing neural pathwaysStructure • Explore reframing through group interaction 1. Raise awareness of body • Homework for continuous practice 2. Tune into emotions 3. Observe passage of thoughts 4. Focus on ‘Here’ and ‘Now’ 5. Reframe the interactionImplications • What options are opened when for ’truisms’ are seen as fluid and 6. Create significance optionalOrganization It’s a story anyway – change it!
  12. 12. Create Significance • Present the notion of individual and combined Value PropositionPurpose • Understand how significance is created by shared moment in the Here & Now and its value in coloring the experience of future interaction • Presentation on the scientific nature of bonding and it significance in establishing useful interactionStructure • Explore creating significance through 1. Raise awareness of body group interaction 2. Tune into emotions • Homework for continuous practice 3. Observe passage of thoughts 4. Focus on ‘Here’ and ‘Now’ 5. Reframe the interactionImplications • What difference would it make if the focus was on connecting powerfully for in the present moment as the 6. Create significance foundation for interactions in theOrganization company Connect from Power
  13. 13. Application to CompanySetting a practice based Core Precept: Mindfulness is the practice of cultivating one’s capacity to focus in a nonjudgmental and an inclusive manner to the full spectrum of apparent and hidden factors affecting an interaction. on a Core Precept Mindfulness then allows the practitioner to reframe the interaction and seek to create and enhance significance for the purpose of bringing greater harmony into the situation and increasing effective execution of the combined value proposition available through the interaction. Connect from Power Mindset I am unencumbered by the constraints of judgments, Reality check – which part of me is engaged Can I ‘try on’ the other person’s point of in this conversation – am I limiting my view? What if I had to defend it instead of It’s a story anyway emotions and past ability to engage by running ‘old tapes’? negating it? – change it! experiences and empowered to approach any given situation so that I can make the best What other choices can I invent that are not What new possibilities can I and the team decision and choose the on the table at the moment but will enhance create to deal with this situation? What Differentiating best action to deliver my ability to engage while staying authentic kind of learning is necessary to take the within context of the to my voice? interaction to the next level the ‘Witness’ present moment Sway BehaviorSeeing the ‘Thinker’ I take time and practice to adopt a debouched What are the sensations > emotions / perspective which allows What are the constraints of team family / feelings > thoughts that are present in this me to reflect on mindful group / company culture that are interaction and how they show up in activities (right focus; underlying the interaction. verbal/non-verbal communications. Where does seeing things as they are; it ‘hurt’? understanding the nature What shared values are available through of the “Thinker’ within) so How can I find an authentic way to connect this culture to support creating a higher I can deliver effectively with colleagues in a significant manner and sense of connection and how that sense can within any work situation how can I translate that significance into a translate into value for the relationship win-win situation Body Scan Self Relationship to Others

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