Millions of people from all walks of life have benefited from the processes of coaching, be they between professional and client, leader and report, parents and older children or between peers.  At the same time there still exists much confusion and doubt regarding coaching due to the lack of clarity regarding its processes and the lack of preparation or professionalism of many of its practitioners, with their offers of  "canned, off the shelf" advise, magic formulas, esoteric excesses and other quackery disguised as science.  

In order to separate the "wheat from the chaff" in this valuable process of coaching,  recent research in the neurosciences, especially that of the Positive Psychology 
movement, has shown certain patterns and tendencies between the processes used by successful coaches with their clients, compared to those not so successful.  Based upon this research and half a century of experience, we have developed a model that integrates the most successful aspectos of coaching, mentoring and organizational consulting, whose purpose is to "Co-create, with the cliente, a new strategy of intentional psychosocial self-development, through the facilitation of appropriate reflexión, preflexión and connection."

This definition is based on the following meanings within the context of our coaching and mentoring: 

  • Co-create: the joint elaboration of new synergies.
  • Client:  the person, team, family, community or organization that requests the service.
  • Strategy:  a series de carefully planned actions to achieve a determined goal.
  • Intentional: a willingness to change or do something without tacit or explicit coercion.
  • Psicosocial: the system of thoughts, feelings and actions (attitude)  that are produced by the interaction of a person with his or her environment.
  • Self-Development:  a self-managed process of development or transformation.  
  • Facilitación: the art, science and technology of expediting, catalyzing, potentializing, strengthening or accelerating a client's psicosocial process.
  • Reflection: identify the strengths, talents, positive emotions, successes and other resources of the client.
  • Preflection: elaborate a desired  future vision of one´s being and doing.
  • Connection: the co-creation of a strategic bridge between the reflection and the preflection, identifying a commitment, the first step and the process of self-monitoring.