Values based coaching is an approach which recognises that understanding one’s values lie at the heart of any personal or organisational change programme.
Put simply a value is what is important to you and something you will consistently choose to prioritise towards in your life.
Examples of values include:
A good trained values-based coach will help a client clarify and identify their values, (many people think they know what their values are but often a values elicitation session with a trained coach uncovers some surprises), help them understand what motivates them, uncover resistances to change and take action that is congruent with what is important to them.
Values based coaching is a passion of mine and I found these three books to be truly inspirational.
What Matters Most : The Power of Living Your Values by Hyrum W. Smith (Paperback - 29 Oct 2001)
Finding True North: Discover Your Values, Enrich Your Life by M. Henderson (Paperback - Feb 2004)
Leading Through Values by M. Henderson, Shar Henderson, and Douglas Thompson (Paperback - May 2006)
Solutions Focused Coaching
Content Focused Coaching
Goal Focused Coaching
Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) coaching
Values Elicitation Exercise