Systems coaching is a subset of professional coaching where the coaching focus is on balancing the system(s) that the coachee is part of, rather than focusing only on directly helping the coachee.
Systems Coaching builds upon Systems Thinking in that the purpose is to uncover hidden structures, behaviours, and mental models that are causing stuck patterns, extreme behaviours, and/or challenges in adapting to changing situations.
The key difference between Systems Coaching and other forms of coaching and change initiatives is that Systems Coaching focuses not only on the elements in front of us, but on the relationships between the elements and the systems that both make up the elements and that the elements belong to.
Why Bryter Work using Systems Coaching
Have you ever felt like introducing change into an organisation is like wading through treacle?
Organisations are complex, and there are often many unseen systems, structures and cultural patterns in place that will be moving against changes that you are trying to make, or result in unintended consequences.
Systems thinking allows you to understand the various unseen forces in place, and helps you to identify what additional changes may be required to ensure that the changes you want to introduce take place, and stay in place.
Systems Coaching builds upon that thinking to coach the whole ’system’, and bring the system understanding of itself as an entity, so that it has the awareness to change a whole.