In my last blog I wrote that I am now producing a second edition of my 1995 book about transformational mentoring, and extending it to apply to developmental coaching. I have therefore been looking back at the various ways I have classified the stages of mentoring and coaching.
For mentoring (Hay, 1995), I previously played with starting each stage with the letter A so that I had the stages I listed in Blog 19: alliance, assessment, analysis, alternatives, action, autonomy, and appraisal. For coaching (Hay, 2007) I used the letter S and had: starting off, setting up, stocktaking, strategising, and saying goodbye, together with an overarching element of supervision and an underpinning element of self-awareness.
I have now combined these, and realise that I can find more words that start with the letter A so in the new book the stages for either will (probably – unless I have some more ideas before then) be:
Running alongside all of the above stages should be:
Hay, Julie (1995) Transformational Mentoring: Creating Developmental Alliances for Changing Organizational Cultures Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill
Hay, Julie (2007) Reflective Practice and Supervision for Coaches Maidenhead: Open University Press
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