Coaching World Issue 7: August 2013 - Page 35

Implications for Coaching Dr. Alberto Beuchot González de la Vega is a Coaches should understand that there is no collective change in behavior unless the individuals that constitute a group undergo change themselves. The 10 pillars allow coaches to work simultaneously on both levels. In my practice, we have integrated three group sessions with three personal sessions so that all 10 pillars are attended to. The personal sessions are informed by the three ontological spheres of language, body and emotions, while the group sessions use questions related to being, having and doing. Business Coach specializing in the ontological approach and head of the Center for Executive Coaching at Mexico’s Tec de Monterrey, Campus Irapuato, which offers certification in Personal and Organizational Coaching. He has published articles in several education and coaching publications, including “Journal of Distance Education,” “International Journal of Coaching in Organizations,” “Imagine-System,” and “Coaching Magazine International.” He can be reached via email at The first personal session includes an overview of the five individual pillars. This is followed by the first group session, where we evaluate the group’s relationship to the five organizational pillars and exchange assessments and facts. In the second individual session, we situate the coachee on one of the five personal pillars, based on where she feels she is now facing a dilemma. We also discuss how she perceives the relationship between her personal development and her work behavior (i.e., her impact on the organization’s development). Finally, we put an action plan for personal development in place. The second group session focuses on the weakest pillar of the managing group and we design a plan of action. We have a third and final individual session as follow-up, closing with a third group session to monitor the action plan. Coaching World | August 2013 35