The achieved level of psychological development affects every aspect of our lives: our needs, values, family relationships and relationships at work as well as all our interactions. When we do know where in our development we are and what level is ahead of us, we can make better choices leading to the challenges ahead in the future, and thus accelerate the pace of our development.
In my work with individual clients, I use evolutionary coaching approach (Richard Barrett's methodology), which helps clients understand the level of psychological development they have achieved, how they dealt with the needs and developmental tasks of the levels they have gone through and what development levels and connected needs are still ahead of them.
Evolutionary coaching is no different from normal coaching in terms of skills or practices used. Just like the other forms of coaching, it consists of establishing relationships, listening, clarifying, mirroring, setting expectations and goals, identifying beliefs and values, etc. The difference lies in applying the context of psychological development in practice to coaching.
Evolutionary coaching for leaders contributes to raising the level of leadership awareness in the organization. Leaders' awareness translates into their behavior, that influences organizational culture, enables implementation of the strategy and may be a competitive advantage for the company.