Why choose Mastery of Doing, which offers a combination of Occupational Therapy and Coaching?
And, Why would an OT be offering OT and coaching, termed OT Coaching?
I am so glad you asked……
OT’s use coaching to increase occupational performance, there aren’t that many OTs using this approach but the numbers are increasing. OT’s have used coaching type methods and principles with individuals, groups, organisations and communities for decades and have not realised it, but since coaching as skill set and a profession have emerged we could see the power in the combination of the two approaches together = OT Coaching.
The definition of Occupational Therapy according to the World Federation of Occupational Therapy (WFOT):
Occupational Therapy is a client-centred health profession concerned with promoting health and well being through occupation. The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life. Occupational therapists achieve this outcome by working with people and communities to enhance their ability to engage in the occupations they want to, need to, or are expected to do, or by modifying the occupation or the environment to better support their occupational engagement. (WFOT 2012)
The definition of Coaching according to the International Coaching Federation (ICF):
Partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximise their personal and professional potential, which is particularly important in todays uncertain and complex environment. Coaches honour the client as the expert in his or her life and work and believe every client is creative, resourceful and whole. Standing on this foundation, the coach’s responsibility is to:
Discover, clarify and align with what the client wants to achieve
Encourage client self-discovery
Elicit client-generated solutions and strategies
Hold the client responsible and accountable
This process helps clients to dramatically improve their outlook on work and life, while improving their leadership skills and unlocking their potential (ICF www.coachfederation.org section coaching FAQ)