May 10

The Coaching Process Umbrella

This coming week, I will be facilitating our coach training course module on the models and processes of coaching. I want to share this with you as a way to better understand the value of the coaching process, and how it all comes together for such amazing results. Often people ask me to explain how coaching works and why clients in coaching gets such great results. I like sharing how as a process, coaching works to help clients gain a deeper awareness of themselves and their actions but most importantly their thoughts. It allows them to examine the way they see and think and on what they are focusing their attention on in their lives.

I love using this coaching process umbrella diagram to help beginner coaches and my clients, gain a better understanding of just what coaching can afford them. I see the process unfolding as an agreement to increase awareness of the client goals; and all the other elements under the umbrella are geared towards a concentrated focus on those goals.


  • As you reflect on the diagram above, ask yourself the following questions:
  • What is the number one goal in my life at this time?
  • What agreement do I have with myself on attaining this goal?
  • What new awareness is helping me strive to reach my stated goal?
  • What new truths or discovery is yet to be discovered as I work towards this goal?
  • What is my number one responsibility towards reaching this goal?
  • What resources or structures are there in my life to support me in reaching my stated goal?

Action Steps

As you move into action steps, make a list of three things you need to do that will get you closer to reaching your goal in the next week. These do not have to be big steps, they may even be the act of writing down your stated goal and memorizing it and sharing it with someone who could hold you accountable or it may be deciding to work with a coach to help you gain clarity, focus and some decisive action steps to successfully reach your goal.

I wish you peace and wellness. I would love to hear how you are doing with your goals. I look forward to hearing from you.

Joyce Odidison is the Director of training at IWS Coaching Institute. She is also an Alternative Dispute Resolution Practitioner and author of the books “Getting Ready for Mediation, 2004 and “Interpersonal Wellness System, 2010.

Joyce is also the world’s leading Interpersonal Wellness expert, speaker, and coach, mentor who works with leaders in organizations and their employees to implement an 8 step strategy to work well, live well and play well, getting them results that last in just 2 to 8 weeks.

Joyce works with clients who want to work smarter and live well at every stage of their life success, by aligning their wellness and success, so that they have more of both. She provides her clients and audience with easy to implement strategies and tips to optimize their wellness and success.

About the author

Joyce Odidison is President of Interpersonal Wellness Services Inc., founder of the Annual Global Workplace Wellness Summit, and a sought-after international keynote speaker who draws on decades of expertise as a Conflict Analyst, Master Certified Coach, DEI Consultant, and Well-being expert. Joyce shares her compelling research and practice on the Well-being Intelligence Competencies™ providing tools and insights to address the escalating psychological safety, mental health, and wellness challenges that leaders grapple with today.

Joyce believes that all relationships and interactions affect well-being, so we must apply intelligence to refuel and foster resilience and performance. Joyce is host of What’s Happening at Work podcast, where she shares practical strategies about how what’s going on at work any day of the week affects well-being. She is the author of six books, a former college and university instructor, and a regular TV expert who has been featured in news media globally.


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