Our Approach to Coaching
There are many types of coaching, but Studio Dojo focuses on developmental coaching – we are trained specifically in Integral Coaching.
Horizontal vs Vertical Development
There are 2 types of developmental processes in adult development theory.
“Horizontal development requires us to master skills, whereas vertical growth requires us to master ourselves.”
Horizontal development is familiar to most professionals. It encourages leaders to develop new skills and become experts in their professions. Skills such as presenting to an audience, coding, designing and so on are viewed as tools that a leader can draw on.
Vertical development transforms how a person thinks, feels, and makes sense of the world. It’s about learning to change our worldviews, value systems, and beliefs. Transformations at these vertical levels are much more powerful and effective to help people navigate highly complex, ambiguous, and rapidly changing environments. Our coaching addresses deeper levels, supporting shifts in your competencies as well as your deeply held world views and ways you show up in the world – your Way of Being.
Our philosophy. We believe that for real, sustained transformation to happen, knowledge and skills are important but not enough. This is why we also focus on vertical development, rather than just horizontal development.
An Integral Approach
An integral approach to coaching means we meet a person exactly as they are at a particular moment in time. We support you holistically by looking at all aspects of your life, not just work. Very often, it could very well be the areas in our lives we have neglected that could be the keys to unlocking problems you face. At every step, Studio Dojo is clear that we are coaching You, and not any particular issue you come to us with.
FULFILLING YOUR POTENTIAL
Who is Coaching For
Coaching is suitable for everyone, whether you are a C-suite executive or someone simply needing guidance on an issue. Integral Coaching works with wherever you are, so coaching plans are customised to every individual. Some examples of 1-to-1 coaching topics include, “Manage power dynamics more skillfully”, “Being an effective design lead”, “Speak in a way that moves people to action” and “Develop a sense of calm amid life’s turbulence”.
While everyone’s journey in coaching is specifically catered to them, the typical engagement is 10 sessions of 1 hour each, every fortnight.
Integral Coaching can also be applied to groups to build more effective, courageous and skillful teams. Small to medium sized teams of four to 20 people are most suitable. Some topics that team coaching can address are, “Having authentic conversations”, “Finding alignment amidst change”, and “Fostering creativity in teamwork”.
While each team’s coaching is customised, they typically involve two sessions of 1 to 2 hours each, every week.
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How to Engage in Coaching
Coaching will be conducted by our Founder & Director, Khai Seng.
Fill in the form below to arrange a no-strings-attached conversation with Khai Seng to see if there is a good fit between you or your team and the coach.