Posted: August 15th, 2015

Performance Coaching: A Case Study

Performance Coaching: A Case Study

Strictly APA and approximately 2000 words + the wording in the case study attached in word document. Sixth edition APA – and struck referencing

Essay: Coaching Suzi for the ‘Walking The Camino’……
This will take the form of a 3,000 word essay related to a peak performance case study (see Case Study details below)
•    Abstract,
•    Introduction,
•    Discussion (sub headings: pre-performance, performance and post performance)
•    Conclusion.
Use these separate headed sections and additional sub-headings if necessary.
You may wish to use other reference material in addition to the provided annotated bibliography.
Strictly APA 6th edition – strict referencing (if its someone else idea reference it!!!)
Written in Australian English
Coaching case study
According to Gardner and Moore (2009) performance enhancement is best addressed across 3 interactive phases:
–    Pre –performance
–    Performance
–    Post –performance
You are a performance consultant. Present a short performance case study and use it to explore issues related to performance enhancement during each of these phases.

The aim of this essay is to presents a peak performance coaching case study using this Gardner & Moore’s (2007a) Integrative Model of Human Performance as the framework for an intervention and to explore the issues related to performance enhancement across three interactive phases i.e. pre-performance, performance and post performance. The performance-coaching case study relates to “Walking the Camino”. It also explores briefly the theories of self-determination (Ryan and Deci, 2000), specifically its concepts concerning motivation and psychological needs, the Transtheoretical Model of Change (Prochaska and DiClemente, 1983) and Goal-Setting theory (Grant, 2012, Locke and Latham, 2002). The aims of performance coaching in this case were to enhance confidence, set realistic goals, increase self-efficacy and preparedness for the journey ahead.
The Case Study
Suzi is a talented career consultant and coach with a background in financial services, IT and recruitment.  She is 40 and single, and has had many successes during her career.  She started her current role in 2012, specialising in career coaching, career transition, leadership coaching and business development, bringing with her over ten years recruitment and career coaching experience and Counselling experience through her volunteer work at Lifeline.
Suzi has been dedicated to her career and the consistent feedback from clients, peers and managers has always been exceptional, she really cares about her clients, is knowledgeable, approachable and treats everyone she meets with utmost respect.  Recently there have been some changes in her work place and her role has become more business development oriented, which is not her preference as Suzi had really enjoyed the client facing elements of her role more.
These changes have led Suzi to re-evaluate her life and reflect on her next steps.  Suzi’s family are from England and Suzi has always intended to return and has decided that this is a good time to do this.  However, prior to doing this Suzi would like to pursue an activity that she has long had an interest in which is ‘Walking the Camino’.  The Camino is “Spain’s 1200 year old pilgrimage (500 mile) and is famous for its profoundly enlightening, spirituality nourishing, and physically challenging rewards.  Suzi has always had an interest in fitness and health and has previously taken part in an Oxfam 100k walk. Suzi’s decision aligns with her values and dreams of finding more meaning in her life and a more personal deep life experience.  She is especially looking forward to the final leg of her journey (an add-on) to Cape Finisterre and the inference that this is a place where you can let go of the past and move forward into a new future had a very poignant influence on her.

Supporting References

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Gardner, F. & Moore, Z. (2007a). Understanding functional and dysfunctional human
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Gardner, F. & Moore, Z. (2007b). From change to acceptance: The mindfulness-acceptance-
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Locke, E., & Latham, G. (2002).  Building a practically useful theory of goal setting and task motivation: A 35-year odyssey.  American Psychologist, 57(9), 705–717.
Prochaska, J. O., & DiClemente, C. C. (1983). Stages and processes of self-change of smoking: Toward an integrative model of change. Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology, 51(3), 390-395.
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