Menu of topics for Coaching Session – Brendan Heneghan


1.                    Introduction  – Coaching Process,  Coaching  Contract

~  GROW Model:

  • G – Goal:
    • What do you want?
  • R– Reality:
    • Where are you now?
  • O – Options:
    • Where you want to get to?
  • W – Will:
    • What will you do to get to where you want?

2.                  What do you want to get out of this process?

  • Discussion

3.                  What kind of Career do you want?

~  The Why

  • What do you want to do? What is your dream role?
  • What do you really love doing? What makes you feel great?
  • What are you particularly good at? Really strong profound answer which is the type of person most interview boards are looking for
  • What other things in life are important to you?
  • What stresses you?
  • Which three people in you life have influenced you most and why? (Role models reflect the beliefs and values we have)

4.                  Career  Plan  Blueprint

~  Outline

  • This one-page document is the most important document in the pack – when you have this filled you will have a very good idea of the career pathways you will follow.
  • Career Drivers and the Richmond Survey will give a fuller picture of what is driving you when looking for a career

~  Transferable  Skills

  • What core skills do you use to achieve your best results?
  • What do you excel at?

~  Where would you find work in your preferred role /roles – organisations?

  • Your preferred location?
  • What type of organisation would you be happy in?
  • Other options.

~  Who will support me?

  • Network of people you need to link with

5.                    Career Pathway – Pathways / Options to your preferred role

~  Where are you now?

  • Your present reality / your platform to jump to the next stage

~  Where do you want to get to?

  • Most people won’t know for definite what they would love to do, but you will find out at a time that is right for you
  • Being comfortable with uncertainty

~  How will you get there?

  • Building your CV and your personal brand
  • Your work experiences,
  • Further learning and development
  • Developing yourself
  • Building confidence

6.                  Write down your Strategic Plan

~  “The most important part of the longest journey is the first step…

  • The importance of goal-setting
  • Start getting into the habit of writing your most positive thoughts down on paper
  • Review your plan regularly – your plans will change as you continue on your journey

7.                  Review of the Coaching Session

  • What did you experience?
  • What personal meaning do you give to this?
  • Further insights / discoveries
  • Rate the coaching session – scale 1 -10
  • Where could we improve our conversation?
  • Would you benefit from a follow up session in a few weeks?

8.                  What will you do next?

  • Where from here?
  • What are the key things you will do? who are the key people you need to talk to next?
Action  you will take / People you need to talk to When
1.       Review  this Coaching  Session