The Coaching Process - Becky Berry Career Coaching

My Coaching Process

A quick disclaimer: Some of these phases happen concurrently. The coaching process is neither linear, nor one size fits all. The best, most productive coaching engagements have room for detours and surprises – for learning things about yourself that might change your course.

This type of coaching is foundational. You do it once and then build on it for the rest of your career. It is always relevant and will serve as the engine of your success.


Phase 1: Getting to Know You

Learning about your personality traits and behaviors gives you the words you need to describe yourself to others – in person and through your LinkedIn profile, your cover letters, and your résumés. We will identify how you are disruptive – the unique combination of behavior, personality, skills, and experience that make you, you.


Phase 2: What Do You Value?

Understanding what you value and what you want to accomplish are critical to identifying the right opportunities. When your values are in synch with the company you work for, it adds up to career satisfaction. Identifying your work values is a foundational part of coaching.


Phase 3: Visualizing Your Best Work

Visualizations focus your thoughts and intentions around your ideal work situation. It’s axiomatic that if you can describe it, you can find it. This also provides a platform for uncovering unexpected insights and information around all aspects of your work – including who you want to work with and how you want to work.


Phase 4: WindowShopping

The WindowShop Your Way to Work™ strategy facilitates developing a new, more powerful way of looking at your work, your experience, and your path forward. It also provides a structured, rigorous approach for defining and finding the job you want.

This is not about applying for jobs. Instead, its end goal is for you to be able to describe the work you want to do and how you want to do it fluently so other people understand what you’re looking for – particularly potential employers.

The work done in this step makes presenting your pitch, résumé, cover letters, and LinkedIn profile feel more natural and less forced. You will know how to present your best self every time.


Phase 5: Aligning Your Internal Voice

Although this is listed last, it transpires during all phases of coaching. After each coaching session you will find yourself updating the way you talk – and think – about your work and your leadership. And, when you’re at work, you will be able to identify the power of what you do and how you do it. Finally, when you own and embrace that power, you will find the job and career that give you the opportunity to deploy your most powerful self every day.