Coaching trajectories vary in duration, depending upon the number of goals you want to set and the areas you want to cover during the trajectory. The duration also depends on the mandate you give yourself to dive into self-discovery and self-work.
Coaching trajectories also begin with a contracting session to identify the areas and topics you want to cover, including the objectives and outcomes you want to achieve. During the contracting session, you also discuss roles and responsibilities, coaching frequency, practical arrangements, invoicing and any other terms and conditions that may be required by yourself or your organisation.
The contracting session can be a biparty or a triparty meeting between yourself, Kathleen as the coach and a representative from your organisation (e.g. your Line Manager or HR business partner). Kathleen will establish a coaching contract that summarizes the input from the contracting meeting and this contract will be sent to you as the client for approval before the coaching trajectory starts.
In line with the ICF code of ethics, a coaching trajectory is a partnership with you in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires you to maximize your personal and professional potential. In line with the ICF code of ethics, the coach maintains the strictest level of confidentiality with you as a client and does not discuss the content of coaching conversations with anyone except yourself, unless release is required by law.