As a Coaching institution that took birth in India, CFI has had the opportunity to build its coaching model keeping in mind the unique Indian context. Here are a few things that CFI and its Coaches pay attention to reflect this Indianness.
- Having managed or supervised over 500 coaching engagements, we are deeply mindful about the unique leader development challenges that Indian executives face. In fact, our book “Are You Ready for the Corner office” outlines these challenges. CFI and its Coaches are therefore able to quickly tune into the needs of their coachees and support them in a contextually appropriate manner.
- The average Indian executive has seldom the experience of seeking help from formal sources and is therefore apprehensive about it. He / She is however quite comfortable in seeking help from informal sources like mentors. Keeping this reality in mind, CFI Coaches adopt a Mentor plus model. While the word mentor refers to the warmth, respect and trust in the relationship that they are able to establish, the word plus refers to the additional dimensions of clear boundaries, rigour of training, ethical considerations, ongoing professional development, supervision and so on that CFI has incorporated into the relationship.
- Finally, our pricing model is designed to focus on outcomes rather than number of sessions. This way, our Coaches are committed to investing the necessary effort to deliver results including time for spontaneous support.