Where the idea for the Clarity Cards™
System came from….
Hi, I’m Karen and I trained with Barefoot Coaching Ltd (www.barefootcoaching.co.uk) and qualified as a personal and business coach in 2005.
I love coaching individuals and teams in organisations, but what I was finding really frustrating was when I went into an organisation and they didn’t understand what the benefits of coaching were, and I found it difficult to put across sometimes.
So I developed a solution….
In 2016 I met with a prospective client who was interested in how I could help him with some staff issues. I had run a range of workshops and as I prepared for the meeting with him I thought how I could easily get across how these workshops had helped my previous clients. I looked at the feedback I’d been given over the years on the evaluation forms I handed out at the end of my workshops, the recommendations people had posted on LinkedIn, and the testimonials I had on my website.
Using a spreadsheet I took some of these key words and aligned them against each type of workshop. In the meeting I highlighted a couple of words that my prospective client mentioned on my spreadsheet. I told him what I was doing and it intrigued him. He took the spreadsheet off me and started to highlight the words himself and soon reached the conclusion of which workshop would be suitable for his needs.
I ran a Team Building/Personal Development workshop for his team of managers using the coaching modules he’d selected to put together the bespoke workshop for him. The workshop feedback was excellent and was just what the team needed.
A month later I had a meeting with another prospective client in a different industry. This time I gave my spreadsheet and a highlighter pen to the Operations Director and she immediately started to highlight what gaps she felt they had. I ran the 2 workshops for her teams, again putting together the modules she’d identified from the spreadsheet. Again, feedback from these workshops was excellent and all delegates said they would recommend it.
For both organisations we got to the point very quickly, highlighting the gaps, what the client needed, and the client then chose their solution. I felt I was onto something…
A few months later I shared my tool with other professional coaches and with their help and feedback we created the Clarity Cards™ System.
We trialled the system for a year with Coaches with a range of specialisms with great results, and found the system also works for HR Managers, Trainers and Therapists, either as a coaching technique, or to identify training and personal development needs.
What the system does, is give complete clarity to the coach so they know what to provide to their client, and more importantly, gives the client clarity. This clarity helps the client understand what they need from coaching and how they will immediately benefit from it, which means they want to start straight away.
If you are a coach or use coaching skills and would like to “try before you buy” attend our one-day workshop
“How To Gain More Coaching Clients – using Clarity Cards™”
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