The simplest definition of coaching is ‘a vehicle for getting a person from where they are to where they need to be.’ Sounds great. However, everyone knows that no road travelled is without potholes, detours, debris, and other challenges. Navigating the journey is challenging and not for the faint of heart.
But, that’s only half the reality of the journey.
Perhaps the bigger challenge is not found ‘on the way’ but the challenge of getting started – knowing where you are or more accurately stated, who you are. Said another way, how do you know where you’re going if you don’t know where you are or where you’ve been? Therefore, if the journey is to gather momentum in a certain direction in life, there must be a knowledge of how a person functions, what motivates that person, what barriers stand in the way for momentum to actually begin. That process is called assessment.
Progress in coaching always begins with self awareness – personal assessment.
Therefore, The Clearpoint Group uses a variety of self reporting mechanisms to accurately reflect who a client is, In addition, through the use of 360 assessments, we can compare one’s self reporting to the varied observations of people who work with and for a client as well as the person a client works for. We offer personality grid reports such as DiSC and MBTI, Team function reports, Values reports, conflict style reports. These evaluative tools are used to summarize one’s current status which then helps to set the stage for forward movement. In addition, when working in a team environment, knowledge of individual team members is compared and contrasted with other members of the team to determine how each can both contribute and maximize their efforts for the goals of the organization.
Assessments are central to the journey forward both for individuals and for the teams they lead.