Self-insight is often the first step. These "ah ha" experiences typically follow feedback from assessments that may include objective skill appraisals, suitability inventories, 360° perception surveys, and experience/accomplishment records.
Coaching engagements typically span a six-month period, with hour long sessions every other week. Options to extend the engagement can be considered in order to extend work toward additional goals. The goals of the coaching process typically take the form of an individual development plan that more often than not is shared by the participant with his/her supervisor. The development plans include measurable targets to record progress toward goal attainment.
Although a licensed psychologist provides the coaching, it must be emphasized that coaching is NOT clinical therapy. Rather, the objective is to address behavioral challenges that impact leadership and organizational effectiveness.