"Anabasis", our coaching methodology has 4 phases. Drawing from a number of established coaching models, it has been honed to be an effective framework for clients who are results-oriented and want to achieve distinct objectives like:

- Enhancing career prospects

- Managing the boss more efficiently

- Becoming a better communicator

- Learning how to navigate the board room

- Establishing a professional network

- Moving from being a highly skilled technician into management

Every personal coaching or mentoring programme is designed around a 4-6 sessions engagement model. Needs and ways of working vary by individual, topic, and circumstances and therefore this is not a hard and fast rule.

   Sessions are usually between 1 hour and 1.5 hours long and there is no a clock-watching. Your coach will keep notes on every session. These notes are confidential and will be passed to you at the end of the engagement if desired. They will be removed from our system using an appropriate shredding mechanism.


Getting to know each other

What will happen?

In a friendly, open atmosphere we will have a conversation to get to know each other and explore challenges which you would like to work on and finally the establish desired outcomes.

What will your coach do?

The conversation will be a part free-flowing and part guided.The coach will use a series of questions which are designed to understand your issues and challenges and clarify them. The coach will listen attentively with empathy and without prejudice.

What else?

The relationship between Coach and Coachee is a very important part of making the journey fruitful and enjoyable. Should you decide at the end of this session that the chemistry is not working for you, we will refund you 50% of the session cost and will try to help you to find a different coach from our network.


Examining Your Reality

What will happen?

Once the current situation has been outlined in your first session, we will deep dive and explore what is going on in your world (people, projects, behaviour patterns, relationships, etc.) and establish context.

   Catalytic questions by the coach will help examine how you are emotionally, practically, and professionally affected by your current situation. This will enable us to understand how future actions would have a beneficial impact.

Defining the Goal

What will happen?

Having completed the examination of reality we can begin to formulate concrete objectives that you will consider working on. It is critical that potential options should be carefully scoped and defined. We will also explore what you are chosing not to do (and the consequences thereof) to clearly delineate your choices.

   At the end of this session goals will be defined, agreed and committed to. Usually underlying objectives will be defined using the SMART criteria (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Timebound).

What will your coach do?
Your coach will guide you through the evaluation of options and ask you to commit to the required changes you agree to.


Action Programme Design

What will happen?

We will translate your SMART objectives into a timed plan for execution. This often means breaking down goals into smaller chunks, so that steps become achievable within a defined timeframe.

Let's go to work

What will happen?

You will follow the agreed path, supported (and cheered on) by your coach. This session provides a checkpoint for progress review and reflection. Typical questions would be: What has worked? What hasn't? Was the solution to a challenge practical? Did it have the desired impact and to what degree? What adjustments can or should be made? Do you struggle with motivation?

What will your coach do?

The main aim for the coach at this stage is to encourage momentum and help you keep your achievable goals in mind.


Review, Reflect, and Celebrate

What will happen?

This session is the final review point of the 4A cycle. We will look back at the journey and celebrate the success. We will also reflect and ask: How did it go? Did you achieve what you set out to do? What worked, and what did not? What kind of changes can you implement to improve matters further?

We will consider the sustainability of the change. Typical questions would be: What obstacles could arise in the future? How could / would you want to react to them?

This is also the moment to conclude our engagement or to decide that there are further opportunities to explore.