Inside The Sessions

The Skills We Target and the Potential Benefits of Our Coaching Program


The Professional Coaching Outline

Sessions 1, 2, & 3: The coach will provide an overview of EQ coaching and the EQ-i assessment, define the 15 scales of the EQ-i, and debrief the client on assessment results with a personalized interpretation of how this impacts the client.

Sessions 4, 5, & 6: The coach will continue a discussion of the assessment results, making links to relevant aspects of the client’s personal experience in professional and personal life, and develop an action plan to establish goals for coaching.

Sessions 7 & 8: The coach will target impulse control.  Sessions will introduce the A+A workbooks “Gaining Control of Ourselves” and “The Practice of Control,” as well as define and explain The Contrasting Wheels Of Behavior, which will be used to help the client master various targeted skills and complete exercises within the workbooks.

Sessions 9 & 10: The coach will target stress management, provide feedback on progress, and discuss skill applications with clients.

Sessions 11 & 12: Emotional Intelligence profile summary and practical applications.


Targeted Skills and Potential Benefits Of Coaching Program

Sessions 1-6 target Self-Awareness, the pre-requisite for all other emotional intelligence skills.  To improve skills, reduce stress, and improve interpersonal relationships and performance in professional and personal settings, the client must first dedicate time to becoming aware of his or her emotional intelligence profile.  These guided sessions focus on the EQ-i 2.0 Assessment, which the coach will use to strengthen the client’s understanding of the impact of emotions, thoughts, behaviors, styles of communication, strengths, and weaknesses in his or her personal life.

Sessions 7-12 focus on skill-enhancement exercises, designed to help clients practice and improve in skill areas that will most benefit them in their lives.  These areas can be identified by both client and coach, and added to the Action Plan.  These sessions will feature homework assignments to help the client:

  • Identify situations that produce emotions of anger or frustration
  • Learn that anger is a secondary emotion, and underlying feelings trigger our anger
  • Understand that anger can be an indication of unmet needs that require more attention
  • Gain coping skills to manage emotions in interpersonal relationships at work and outside of work
  • Practice these skills and record Behavior Logs to report how you managed a situation from your daily life and chart progress towards mastery of new skills
  • Label stressors and their effects
  • Monitor negative self-talk and its effects
  • Problem-Solve to overcome stressful situations
  • Apply emotional intelligence techniques to real life situations
  • Use emotional intelligence to manage anger and develop deeper empathy

Potential Benefits of Coaching

If practiced and utilized as taught, the skills learned in the areas of self-awareness, self-control, social awareness and relationship management, as well as anger management, communication, stress management, and emotional intelligence will enable the client to be more productive, less stressed, and more empathic to the needs of others.  The client will communicate more effectively, and express emotions more appropriately.  Research suggests that individuals with high EQ are more successful in their careers and personal relationships than their low EQ counterparts.

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