Coaching Through Conflict
One on one coaching with an Executive Coach is another tool that can lead parties in conflict to find their way to resolution. Executive coaching provides space for someone to explore what might be getting in their way, what challenges they are experiencing with others, what successful resolution might look like, and what might be required in order to get there. A coach uses questions, reframing, summarizing, metaphors, stories, and feedback – in short, tools to facilitate insight and the creative process. Coaching is not advice giving – the coach’s role is to help the individual uncover their own solutions, strategies and actions.
With coaching, you could:
- Problem solve, and figure out how to deal with a particular situation;
- Increase self-awareness about your impact on others, or your contribution to a turbulent relationship;
- Increase your skill and confidence with communication; and/or
- Develop action plans to enable you to achieve identified goals.
Coaching conversations are confidential one-on-one conversations (in person or by telephone) between the client and the coach which generally last from thirty to ninety minutes. Carol Gabanna is HR Atlantic’s resident Certified Executive Coach.