MHA FPX 5042 Assessment 3 Coaching Session
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MHA FPX 5042 Assessment 3 Coaching Session

MHA FPX 5042 Assessment 3 Coaching Session


Capella university

MHA-FPX 5042 Team Development and Personal Leadership in Health Care Settings

Prof. Name


Coaching Session


As an experienced musician, I have a thirteen-year-old son, Noah, who has been playing the piano since he was six. Our strong rapport stems from my involvement in his musical journey from the beginning. Although Noah has been taking piano lessons for several years, his knowledge of music theory and ability to improvise or compose original music is limited. Recently, I began teaching him basic music theory and improvisation techniques to enhance his piano playing. Our shared musical aspirations have led us to explore ways to improve our skills and knowledge. The following interview outlines our conversation about Noah’s desire to deepen his understanding of music theory and improve his ability to improvise chords while playing the piano.

The Interview

Goal Questions



How are you doing with your music, Noah? Things are going relatively well. My piano playing has been slightly improving since our last session together.
Can you tell me what has improved since our last session? Before our last session, I would play chords stiffly without adding extra notes to enhance the song.
What’s your number one goal for this session? To make my music sound better by playing chords more effectively and filling in the gaps when playing songs.
You mentioned playing music better in your “own” style. Can you elaborate on that? I envision myself playing on big stages and creating my music as I get older.

Reality Questions



What do you think is the biggest hindrance to your progression in music? Juggling school, homework, chores, and distractions during my free time.
What are some ways that you can make music progression more of a priority? Ensuring I play for at least 30 minutes daily.
How could you better prioritize music in your daily schedule? Dedicating 30 minutes to practice music before doing anything else.
Can you reach your musical goals with your current schedule? Yes, if I make it a daily priority.
What would you need to change to make this happen? (Long pause, unsure how to answer)
Thinking about your daily routine after school, is there anything you could sacrifice or postpone to prioritize music practice? Practicing before anything else would be the best way to prioritize my music.
Do you think you can practice for at least 30 minutes daily? Yes, by making a schedule and following it.
What needs to change in your current routine to better reach your goals? Prioritizing music daily.

Options Questions



What are some significant changes you want to see in your music? I want to understand how to combine chords to write songs.
So, music theory? Yes, and the circle of fifths.
What are some ways you can further your knowledge in music theory right now? I can look it up on YouTube or ask you for help.
If you had a complete understanding of music theory now, what would you do with that knowledge? I would use it to write my own music.
What would happen if you didn’t achieve this goal? I would not progress and likely remain at my current level.

Will Questions



What is the most helpful takeaway from this session? Prioritizing music will help me reach my goals and stay on track.
How soon do you want to understand musical theory? I aim to gain a basic understanding within three months.
Do you feel this goal is achievable? Yes, as long as I practice daily and stay consistent.
On a scale of 1 to 10, how motivated are you to reach your goal in the next three months? I would say my motivation is an 8.
What might get you off track, and how would you correct yourself? Not wanting to practice daily and not being consistent. Only I can stop myself.
What actions do you need to take to reach your goal? I can make a schedule and start following it.
How soon do you plan on writing your schedule and starting on it? I can write a schedule starting next week.
Why not start sooner? I just figured I could start fresh next week.
I would encourage you to start sooner to avoid procrastination. OK, you’re right.
How do you feel about reaching your goal now, and what are some obstacles? Learning music theory is challenging, especially in three months. I need to write a schedule and practice daily for 30 minutes, avoiding distractions to succeed.

MHA FPX 5042 Assessment 3 Coaching Session

Applying the GROW Model

During this coaching session, I employed the GROW model to guide my son. The GROW model consists of four stages: Goal, Reality, Options, and Will. Each stage involved asking targeted questions to help Noah articulate his goals, assess his current reality, explore options for improvement, and commit to specific actions.

Our strong bond facilitated a personable and honest conversation, allowing for genuine discussion and accountability. Open-ended questions encouraged Noah to think broadly, while closed-ended questions helped narrow down his answers for greater clarity and focus (Herd, 2015).

Applying the GROW model involved tailoring each question to ensure relevance and clarity. Some challenges included needing to elaborate on certain questions due to Noah’s age and limited understanding. Despite these challenges, the session was enjoyable and highlighted our shared motivations and the distractions we both face.

Coaching Experience Analysis

Coaching has been a natural part of my life, particularly since adopting my oldest nephew four years ago. This role has provided numerous opportunities to guide him through adolescence. Through coaching, I have learned the importance of genuine listening and not thinking ahead while someone else is speaking. This realization was evident during the session with Noah, where I occasionally missed his answers while thinking about my next question.

Taking a genuine interest in Noah’s daily obstacles is crucial for effective coaching. For example, helping him create a realistic weekly schedule demonstrates an understanding of his perspective. Commitment to follow-up sessions will facilitate his growth and progression toward his goal of learning music theory.

Researching coaching techniques revealed that engagement requires personal interest and authenticity. A successful coaching relationship hinges on setting an authentic stage for dialogue, ensuring genuine interaction and meaningful progress (Fleddermann et al., 2023).


Fleddermann, K., Jacobson, N., Horst, J., Madden, L. M., Haram, E., & Molfenter, T. (2023). Opening the “black box” of organizational coaching for implementation. BMC Health Services Research, 23, 1-11.

MHA FPX 5042 Assessment 3 Coaching Session

Herd, A. (2015). Teaching and Training Cases – The Case of “Not Enough Time:” Using GROW and Motivational Interviewing Coaching Frameworks. New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 27(3), 46-49.