Individual Coaching Sessions
For individual coaching engagements, the first thing we do is determine where you are in your coaching journey and how we can help you to reach your goals. To do that we begin with an initial skills assessment (approximately one (1) hour) focused on the communication skill area (job interview, interpersonal communication, public speaking presentation, etc.) that you would like to develop or enhance. This 5-10 minute “performance” is video recorded and reviewed by you and the coach. The coach will then offer you the opportunity to experience the coaching process while working on one of the skills you both identify as being possible “development” areas. Following a brief coaching session you and the coach will determine:
- what skill areas actually need development/enhancement;
- what your developmental goals and potential challenges are;
- whether the coach/client “fit” is appropriate for your desired coaching outcomes.
The coach will then suggest a coaching package that fits your needs and development goals. Coaching packages can be as few as one session or as many as you and the coach determine are necessary. Pricing for each package depends on the number of pre-purchased sessions and is reviewed with you at the end of the assessment. Individual coaching sessions run about one and a half (1.5) hours. Most client/coach meetings take place once every two or three weeks and are normally conducted at the Couragio Consulting studio in Williamsburg, VA, or via video conference (e.g., FaceTime, Skype, Google Hangout, etc.). Travel to the your site may incur additional expenses.
Through small group workshops, we help new and experienced presenters acquire and hone their presentation skills to keep them engaged with their audiences. By identifying and reducing distractions such as unnecessary gestures and movement, verbal fillers, non-committal language, lack of eye contact and monotone delivery (to name a few), not only do our clients become more engaging to audiences, but they also become more expressive and self-confident. By providing a safe and supportive environment in which to try out new skills and ideas, we help our clients learn to embrace the initial discomfort of trying something they have never done before so they can move beyond their initial limitations. Video recording and guided self-discovery are some of the valuable tools we use to help clients shed old habits and develop new ones.
We host regular workshops with open enrollment, or we offer closed workshops designed for your group and conducted at the location of your choosing. Our most-popular workshop is our 3-day skill builder model for up to eight (8) individuals.
An initial impromptu exercise is used to identify everyone’s growth and development opportunities (in a level playing field, i.e., no one can rely on job knowledge to enhance their presentation skills, confidence, etc.). Next is instruction on characteristics and behaviors that make presenters engaging and compelling, discussion regarding audience analysis (demographic, situational and psychological) and what the presenter can learn from doing that “homework”, and followed by instruction on how to create compelling and engaging introductions to presentations. Each attendee will have at least two (2) performance opportunities
Each attendee meets with the instructor for a 45-minute private coaching session, based on findings and development opportunities identified on Day 1. Discussion topics are chosen by the attendee.
Instructor and all students are back in the class together. Each attendee presents for 15-20 minutes with focused feedback from the instructor and fellow attendees, as well as tips on effective presentation conclusions and effective question and answer sessions. Each attendee has an opportunity to give a powerful wrap-up, conduct a 5-10 minute Q&A session, and execute a memorable conclusion.
Additional workshop models can be customized to meet your needs. Please inquire for additional information.