The Way of the Intercepting Mind

There are currently three generations of Coaching. For a fuller understanding of this, please go to my business web site. But for this page, let's focus on why I'm not calling my NEW approach the very obvious "4th Generation".

Coaching 2.0 is Developmentally Different

From the perspective of Constructed Development Theory, we know that a client’s world is a product of their unconscious construction. My research shows that individuals are not aware that they can construct their world (environment, culture and so on). Third Generation coaching suggests the best we can do is to: "allow the things we hear our clients say, or the things they do influence the way we think".

However, Constructed Developmental Coaching shows that this is not possible. In fact, it is the wrong angle of approach entirely when observing the coaching relationship from a developmental perspective.

This is why this new approach has been called Coaching 2.0!

The CD Coach listens for how the client constructs their thinking in the moment in order to offer this construction in feedback. If the coach is focused on the dialogue, then the relationship is not developmental for the client, as this suggests that the coach and the client are at the same AQ Level.

Coaching 2.0 has an ethical foundation built-in by virtue of it’s MCO requirement.

It uses a more ‘technical’ approach in line with previous psychometric approaches, however, it takes that to the next level by being able to:

  • measure and track overall self-awareness (over time)
  • identify the key coaching targets in the form of Cognitive Intentions in order to develop the client
  • avoid the need for lengthy discussions to uncover value and belief systems (both of which are an abstraction).

In Coaching 2.0, the Coach supports the client in uncovering and experiencing what is within Awareness in the present moment as an ever-deepening and unfolding embodiment of the fifty Cognitive Intentions. As this occurs, clients uncover their innate AQ level, they become more resourceful (Choice), and they express more creativity (Response) in skillfully navigating the complexities they encounter.

The Coaching framework that emerges from Constructed Development Theory, based on the four pillars: Intention, Awareness, Choice and Response, will be key to the future of the entire field of Coaching!

So, if you are serious about Coaching, and are serious about growing in the right direction - Vertically - then this book is a game-changer for you and your industry.

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