Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Well-Formed Outcome: The Pattern

I have mentioned on the previous posting that I will continue to add-on the pattern. The pattern will be guideline to serve us better in terms of development.

1. State the outcome in positive terms

  • Where are you now? (Present State)
  • Where do you want to be? (Desired State)
  • What do you want in that desired state?
  • What do you want to positively achieve or experience?
  • What are you going toward?

2. Specify the outcome in sensory based terms

  • What will you see, hear, feel, etc, when you have it?
  • What steps or stages are involved in reaching this outcome?
  • Have you used all of your senses in this description?

3. Identify the Contexts of this desired outcome

  • Where, when, how, with whom, etc. will you get this outcome?
  • In what context or contexts is this outcome appropriate?
  • What are the most fitting and appropriate contexts for this outcome?

4. Identify the steps and stages involved in reaching this outcome

  • What are the steps involved in reaching this goal?
  • What are the stages involved?
  • Is this goal chunk down into small enough bits so that you feel that each piece is do-able?
  • Does the size of this outcome seem overwhelming  to you at all?

5. Self-initiated and maintained

  • Is the outcome something that you can initiate yourself and maintain?
  • Do you have it within your power and ability to reach this goal?
  • Is it within your control?
  • Can you initiate the actions to get started?
  • Can you maintain those actions or is it dependant upon what someone else needs to do?

6. Identify the resources you will need to achieve this outcome

  • What resources will you need in order to get this outcome?
  • Who will you have to become?
  • Who else has achieved this outcome?
  • Have you ever had or done this before?
  • Do you know anyone who has?
  • What prevents you from moving toward it and attaining it now?

7. Evidence Procedure

  • How will you know that your outcome has been realized?
  • What will let you know that you have attained that desired state?
  • How do you know when to get out?
  • When exactly you will be there?
  • When will you feel satisfied>

8. Make sure the outcome is compelling and motivating

  • Is the outcome compelling?
  • Does it pull on you?
  • Will it get you up out of bed in the morning?
  • How much do you want this?
  • How much do you feel this as compelling from 0 to 10 if 10 is absolute?
  • How much do you need this to feel motivating?
  • What would make this really sparkle?

9. Quality Control the Outcome to ensure is balanced and ecological

  • Is this desired outcome ecological?
  • What will you gain through it?
  • What will you lose?
  • Is it achievable?
  • Does it respect your health, relationships, etc?
  • Are there any parts of you that object to actualizing the outcome results?

10. Put the outcome on your time-line in your future and try it on

As you have come this far... allowing yourself to imagine a time and place in your future when this will become real to you....by naturally moving towards there.....in your mind....and be there....fully experiencing it...fully embrace it.... and enjoying it....every single piece of moment....that's right, and as you do notice that it's like when you reach this goal...this achievement....Notice how it feels, what things would look like, sound like...what your world like now, how are you moving through it....and enjoy this....allowing yourself to see for yourself....checking it out on the inside to see if this is what you want.....and being aware of how you might want to edit....amend it....modify it and make sure that it really fits.....

In coaching usually coachee are being asked on the outcome. Without an outcome, we have no agenda or frame to coach to and so are doomed to merely having a nice chat! To create a true coaching session, we have to get an outcome statement from the client.

Enjoy all the steps of the pattern stated. If you need me to walk with you on this for a free session, you can comment on this post or send me an email that published in this blog. I'm more happier to welcome you with my open heart and mind in order get you achieve want you really want ultimately.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Well-Formed Outcome

I have not been doing blogging for a while as busy designing and deliver a program that meant something for my client. I wanted to write about coaching related topics and knowing I have been stayed out for quite a while this is an opportunity. I will start off with a title as mentioned above. What is Well-Formed Outcome by the way? It sounded like a jargon that came from some where from no where. 

It is the most simplified and easy process of getting from where you are now to some where you want to go. To proceed with well-formed outcome, both coaches and coachee will gauge the distance and differences between present situation and state to desired one.

Where do we want to go?

How can we get there?

What stop us?

What's in our way?

Some of these questions will guide a clear picture in moving away from aversions and toward desired outcomes. This pattern or model uses the key the key components for effectively creating  and reaching a desired outcome. It is all about visioning the outcome. It also allows us to do several important things:

  • By it we hand over responsibility to the client for his or her own plans and life.
  • We set up milestones to measure and confirm progress
  • We set up a directional frame for coaching activities.
  • We set up a process that gives us and the client a leverage for change.

Of course besides doing what mentioned above, we need to identify criteria that defined for a well-formed outcome.

1. Stated and represented Positively- State what you want not as what you do not want. Represent what you will be doing and thinking. Create a movie in your mind of life beyond or after the challenge or problem.

2. Sensory based- Based terms in hearing and now so that your internal movie will be close and immediate. Benchmark the specifics in see-feel-hear actions and behaviors.

3. Contextualized- Describe the contexts of the outcome, when, where, with whom, how often etc.

4. Actions steps and stages- Represent the outcome in terms of processes, the specific steps and stages and behaviors which will

5. Self initiated and maintained- Described the processes and behaviours that within your own control, that you can initiate and maintain.

6. Resources specified- Describe the resources you will need to achieve your outcome, how will you do this?

7. Evidence Procedure- Identify an evidence procedure that will let you know when you have achieved your outcome.

8. Compelling- Describe the outcome in language that you find compelling and motivating. Use the client's actual words and language.

9. Ecologically balanced- Describe your outcome in a way that you recognize as balanced and ecological for all the contexts and relationships of your life.

10. Forecasted in a time frame- Locate on your time line.

I will continue to elaborate further on The Pattern of Well-Formed Outcome in my next posting.