EDGE Development Model

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And you were wondering why we can’t spell AdvantEdge correctly!
All AdvantEdge Coaching utilise our unique and powerful AdvantEDGE leadership development process based on Neuroscience Research in how people learn, change and develop: EDGE stands for Encourage, Develop, Guide and Empower.
Before we get to the EDGE development model, let me clarify two other critically important aspects that enable us to help you get those results: That is, to clarify what coaching is (and what it is not!) and how AdvantEDGE coaching truly empowers you to sustain your results. And we use the EDGE model in all of our GuidePosts, so let’s start as we mean to go on:

Encourage most often starts with a story, analogy or a theory to encourage you to embark on a journey of learning and change. And that’s what coaching is: a journey to change.
Indeed, the word “coach” has it’s origins in the mid 16th century and, you won’t be surprised to hear, meant a “covered, horse-drawn carriage” which took people from their starting point to their desired destination.
So, the Purpose of Your AdvantEdge Coaching is to provide you with a vehicle to assist your journey from where you are to where you want to be.
There may be bumps along the road and your journey may not always be comfortable. Change is never comfortable! And the Payoff is that AdvantEdge Coaching uses a process designed to empower you to change effectively and sustainably to achieve clear objectives and results.
A coach who does not help you get results is not a coach! They may be a counsellor, a therapist, a mentor even, but they are not a coach!
You will have noticed within this metaphor that the Purpose of this learning and change for you is clearly spelled out. As is your Payoff.
The Purpose of doing anything is to satisfy your higher personal needs (Belonging, Mattering, Self-Actualisation and/or Self-Transcendence.) This inspires your brain to action!
The Payoff of doing anything is to satisfy your more basic personal needs (Physiological, Safety/Security.) This motivates your brain to action!

Development is a process of taking you from being Unconsciously Incompetent - that is: “You don’t know, what you don’t know how to do something” to a point where you are Consciously Competent or “You know what you need to know how to do something and you can do it well enough.”
Your AdvantEdge Coaching focuses mostly on what your brain Needs to Know to facilitate your understanding and provide you with sufficient knowledge of the concept to act on it safely and advantageously.
It’s also where we link what you do already know to what you need to know. This helps your brain file the information well and builds on your existing knowledge, skills and talents so that we can leverage these. (We’ll talk some more on this leveraging later.)

 

Coaching is a journey to change

A coach takes you on a journey from your starting point to your destination. Just as the the origins of the word “coach” in the mid 16th century meant a “covered, horse-drawn carriage” took people from from their physical starting point to their destination.
So, think of your coach as a vehicle with a driver to assist you in your journey from where you are to where you want to be.
There may be bumps along your road and your journey may not always be comfortable. Change is never comfortable. But your AdvantEdge coaching is a process designed to empower you to change effectively and sustainably to achieve clear objectives and results.
A coach who does not help you get results is not a coach! They may be a counsellor, a therapist, a mentor even, but they are not a coach!

AdvantEdge Leadership Development Coaching in the Flipped Classroom

Unlike other, more traditional coaching providers, ours is a Flipped Classroom Approach. That is, we'll partner with you to design a development programme that suits you, your people and your business drivers and is very much focused on bringing results for you, your people and your business.
In the Flipped Classroom, coaching is both individual and in small accountability working groups. The focus is putting the learning into practice through live projects and every day work situations. Support is paramount and between live or virtual sessions, our AdvantEdge Coaching System provides the resources, tracking and community of support what learners want and need.

The AdvantEdge Development Model

 
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