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  • Writer's pictureAdrian Kingsford

Annual plans vs 100-day plans

Updated: Apr 7

A 12-month coaching plan offers lots of benefits over a shorter 90-100 day / 2-3 month coaching plan.

  1. Long-term Transformation: A 12-month coaching plan allows for a more comprehensive and sustained approach to personal or professional development. It provides ample time to work on deep-rooted issues, establish new habits, and make lasting changes. The longer duration increases the likelihood of achieving significant and meaningful transformations.

  2. Goal Clarity and Progression: With a 12-month coaching plan, there is more opportunity to clarify long-term goals and create a roadmap for achieving them. Working together we break down goals into smaller, actionable steps that can be addressed incrementally over time. This enables a more systematic and progressive approach to growth and development.

  3. Behavioural Change and Skill Development: Changing behaviours and developing new skills often requires consistent effort and practice over an extended period. A 12-month coaching plan allows for the integration and reinforcement of new behaviours and skills over time. It provides ongoing support, guidance, and accountability to help you stay committed to your goals and sustain your progress.

  4. Deeper Self-Exploration: Longer coaching engagements allow for a deeper exploration of personal values, beliefs, and underlying patterns that may be hindering growth. It provides a space for self-reflection and self-awareness to understand oneself better and uncover potential barriers or blind spots. This depth of exploration can lead to more profound insights and breakthroughs.

  5. Relationship Building: Over the course of a 12-month coaching plan, a strong coach-client relationship can develop. The extended duration allows for a deeper level of trust, rapport, and understanding to be established. This facilitates open and honest communication, making it easier to address sensitive or challenging topics and achieve greater progress.

  6. Sustainable Change Maintenance: Often, short-term coaching plans may lead to temporary improvements, but sustaining the changes can be challenging without continued support. A 12-month coaching plan offers ongoing support and accountability, helping clients maintain their progress and navigate potential obstacles or setbacks. This long-term focus increases the chances of lasting change and a more sustainable transformation.

  7. Flexibility and Adaptability: A longer coaching engagement allows for greater flexibility in addressing evolving needs and circumstances. As you progress, your goals or challenges can shift, so we can adapt the coaching approach and strategies accordingly. This flexibility ensures that the coaching remains relevant and tailored to your specific needs throughout the entire journey.

In summary, while shorter coaching plans can be beneficial for achieving specific goals or immediate remedial challenges, a 12-month coaching plan offers a more comprehensive and holistically generative approach, fostering long-lasting change, deeper growth, and sustained support.

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