Update: We now use Pathwright as our learning portal.
And what portal might that be?
What is JigsawBox exactly, and what does it do?
Most coaches are stuck on the idea that coaching has to be via the telephone, face-to-face or over video chat. But JigsawBox helps you overcome that by offering a coaching and learning portal that allows both the coach and the client to respond in their own time, like email but not within a cluttered “inbox.” In effect, the coach and the client, the teacher and the student- can write letters or messages to each other in a private space.
One way is through their proprietary “coach-client communication” portal. This lets you coach people (and keep excellent notes)… no matter where you and your client live. You can have clients around the world…. and coach them virtually.
Kate and DeeAnna have over 25 years experience combined, teaching and practicing online therapy and coaching. Written communication- the written word- can be such a powerful tool. When clients and students write their goals and successes, their writing becomes their vision. Their book, Therapy Online: A Practical Guide speaks to textually based therapeutic communication as will their upcoming book, Online Coaching: A Practical Guide.
JigsawBox is the learning portal for Online Therapy Institute. It gives students a “place to go” to do their learning – outside of their inbox which is full of distraction and everyday life. Seeing our written coaching conversations all in one place is powerful. Everything is there.
The truth is — organized written and documented coaching and/or learning is the most effective form of long-term coaching in OTI’s opinion. While telephone and face-to-face coaching/learning gives the client/student an intense, immersive experience…
Written coaching means:
- Your client has to think clearly, thoroughly and slowly when writing down their thoughts… instead of rambling on the phone or face-t0-face.
- Everything is recorded and documented… so you can remind your client about their goals and intentions. You can “call them out” when they contradict themselves. You can hold them accountable to what they wrote down.
- All their goals are WRITTEN DOWN — and as we all know, that’s the key difference between successful people and everyone else!
- You can quickly go back and find all your successes with your client. Clients can forget how far along they’ve come. This help you with giving them the “pick-me-up” they need when they hit that ‘coaching plateau’ we know all clients go through.
In short —
This means your coaching clients or your students get results faster and more effectively. And that’s our job as coaches, isn’t it? Helping our clients reach their goals and get results? JigsawBox helps you with that.
It’s awesome and affordable. You can set up as many coach or educational programs as you like for a very reasonable monthly fee. Check it out.