Case Study 1
Bill is a young professional who comes to you for help. He earns a very good salary (+$100,000) leading a team of salesmen, but he is unhappy in his job and has difficulty finding contentment at work. There is a high degree of competitiveness between his employees, and often his team seems to work against each other competing for their commissions. He comes to you for help on how to be a better leader and find happiness in his work.
How would you apply the principles covered in the course to help Bill?
Your case study should have the following 4 sections:
- Introduction to the Situation: Briefly describe the situation and identify the primary issues contributing to the coaching scenario. What are the essential elements needing attention? Using a coaching perspective, identify the problem as clearly and concisely as possible.
- Background Information: Briefly describe any pertinent background information that may be helpful in finding and/or creating a solution to the client’s problem.
- Recommendations & Action Plan: The next several paragraphs should be dedicated to addressing the problem. Describe in detail your recommended action plan for each of the presenting issues? What motivating factors should drive the change process for your client? What challenges should the client anticipate moving forward, and what realistic expectations should be developed? What is your plan for coaching your client through the process of change.
- Conclusion: Your final paragraph should summarize the primary issue, the essential contextual elements, and your plan for moving forward with the client.
These four sections should be 3–4 pages long. Remember, your title page does not count towards your overall page total. Be sure to follow current APA formatting.