The Process & Results

The Parrish Partners Approach:   At Parrish Partners, we believe the best results are achieved by coaching the whole person:  mind, body, and spirit.  Coaching beings with a thorough intake process to understand the individual as a unique  person.  Skills, styles, values, strengths, accomplishments, short-term and long-term goals, preferences, mindsets and more are comprehensively reviewed and discussed to provide a highly customized approach to coaching.  Assessments are an optional part of the coaching process. DISC (behaviors),  Personal Interests, Values and Attitudes (motivators), ACI (acumen), and Emotional Quotient are key assessments, especially when combined as an assessment suite, provide significant information to jump start the coaching process and to focus improvement areas.  Interviews with managers, direct reports, and peers (360s) are another common yet optional part of the coaching process.  Coaching goals and success measures are designed upfront and are reviewed regularly to ensure progress to plan. At the same time, the process is flexible, allowing the client to set the direction and focus in each session. Each coaching conversation is guaranteed to result in new insights gained and/or action plans set to achieve progress on critical goals.  Overall goals are reviewed and measured throughout the process.  Success is defined by the client and key stakeholders.

What to expect in the coaching process: In each coaching meeting, the client chooses the focus of conversation, while the coach listens and contributes observations and questions. This interaction creates clarity and moves the client into action.Coaching accelerates the client’s progress by providing greater focus and awareness of choice. Coaching concentrates on where clients are now and what they are willing to do to get where they want to be in the future. ICF member coaches and ICF credentialed coaches recognize that results are a matter of the client’s intentions, choice and actions, supported by the coach’s efforts and application of the coaching process.
–International Coaching Federation

The Results

Frequent results from coaching include:

    • Improved self-leadership
    • Improved  leadership of others
    • Higher levels of commitment
    • Operational excellence
    • Improved relationships with peers, direct reports, team members, superiors
    • Higher level of engagement of self and others
    • Measurable improvements in job performance
    • Excellence in chosen area
    • Clarity of goals, direction
    • Better execution to goals
    • Improved communication skills:  presentations, written, verbal
    • Improved executive presence
    • Improved work-life balance
    • Clear vision, mission, values
    • Articulated purpose
    • More fulfillment
    • Clear career path
    • A better job, higher position, higher financial compensation
    • Reduction in stress, discord, frustration
    • Greater sense of peace and satisfaction

Desired results are agreed upon upfront and progress is measured throughout the coaching process.