Reasons and goals for transformational coaching

My client is a highly educated and experienced executive at the international level. At one point she found herself in a new and difficult stage of life that she had never experienced before. It felt strange, stressful and uncomfortable for her, yet she kept up as best as she could, which caused a lot of energy drain. That is when we met. A lot had happened over a short period of time in the months beforehand.

She had had a big change in career, relational challenges at work, loss in the near family, an unexpected and shocking burnout diagnosis, and eventual loss of her job due to reorganisation.

The aim of our coaching collaboration was to support her through that highly disruptive transition, to improve her physical and emotional wellbeing, and to establish a healthy balance of self-care, and professional re-engagement.

Basic understanding of profilingvalues

To keep it simple, you will get to have a look at an extract from page 7, the spider chart, from both her profilingvalues basic reports.

The first profilingvalues (Spider Chart A) took place at the beginning of 2019, and the second one (Spider Chart B), to measure her coaching progress, took place towards the end of 2019, ten months after we had started our coaching work together.

The spider charts provide an overview of the profilingvalues analysis results, and are thus ideal for this purpose.

PS: For your reference, and for a better understanding, you may want to download an example of a profilingvalues report.

Spider Chart A: profilingvalues results BEFORE the coaching

Overall, we can see, that my client’s skills (blue line) are high to very high in most of the areas. It is a well-balanced picture, almost round.

What attracts our immediate attention is the orange line, the will, or in other words, the awareness of the relevant ability. We remember that the more the orange line is open towards 100%, the more energy flows. And what we see immediately are the very low scores for Personal Needs, Stability/Resilience, Practical Thinking and Solution-oriented Attitude. It was almost painful to see, black on white, how much my client had started to withdraw completely and isolate herself, not only from others, but also from herself. This became even more obvious in the conversation that we had during the analysis.

Even though it was a bit of a shock to have to face and admit that to herself fully, it was at the same time a very healing revelation. She acknowledged that it was high time to roll up her sleeves, and full heartedly commit to change. And this is what she did.

Spider Chart B: profilingvalues results AFTER the coaching

Let me ask you, what do you see? What jumps out, what difference do you see?

The transformation that has happened in her as a person, in her life around her, is remarkable. This spider chart above reflects the amazing personal transformation, the powerful resurrection and self-empowerment of my client.

Look at the orange line. It has completely opened up. She consciously chooses to take care of herself and her needs. She now takes full responsibility of what she needs. She told me, that nowadays it is much easier for her to speak her truth, even when it feels uncomfortable. She chooses to stand strong in her values, and to what she believes and feels is the right next step.

Her abilities (skills) represented by the blue line, have expanded and grown back, again. Her skills were never lost. Because she took care of herself, her energy and joy came back, and so did her abilities come back to life. It is a real blessing to see her thrive, and stand up as a person and woman.

There is more to be done on the professional front. That is why she chose to continue with the coaching on a regular basis. She applies the tools she learned during the coaching to help her deal with challenges in a healthy way as they come.