In today’s talent-focused business world, it is vital that leaders possess the ability to develop and inspire their teams. From first-time managers to executives at the highest level, understanding how to coach is an essential management skill for organizational success.
Who is using the CMI?
We created the CMI to provide an intuitive and personally meaningful coaching framework for:
internal coaching practitioners
anyone looking to enhance their coaching capacity
Through a combination of self-awareness, practical strategies, and sound philosophy, the CMI accelerates the development of a coaching mindset in coaches of all kinds.
Coaching is a powerful skill-set,
but it doesn’t always come naturally
Each Coaching Foundation has an associate Push Strategy and Pull Strategy. These are defined below:
Every coach gravitates toward a natural style of coaching, defined by their unique blend of preferred strategies. In the CMI, we have identified four primary coaching styles.
Push and Pull
Coaching behaviors can be understood in terms of a simple dichotomy: Push behaviors and Pull behaviors.
Push strategies are consultative, using candid feedback, performance-focused goals, and the coach’s personal experience to create clarity and direction for coachees.
Pull strategies use a counseling approach, where the coach becomes a growth partner by focusing on developmental goals, asking insightful questions, and giving compassionate feedback.
3 Coaching Foundations
Throughout our research, we have identified the three primary components of every coaching interaction, which we call the Coaching Foundations.
Coaching with Versatility
Coaching is a contextual endeavor, and the effectiveness of certain behaviors may change depending on the coachee’s needs, their goals, their organizational context, your relationship with the coachee, and numerous other factors. The best coach is versatile and can adapt their approach to coaching given the context.
The CMI can open up new leadership possibilities and help your leaders become more agile coaches.