Understanding Good Practice in Workplace Coaching
What is coaching – “The coach works with the clients to achieve a speedy, increased and sustainable effectiveness in their lives and careers through focused learning. The coach’s sole aim is to work with the client to achieve all of the client’s potential-as defined by the client” The Coaching Manual Starr, J 2008.
There are fundamental personal qualities, coaching competencies and skills that are needed to become a good coach.
These include but are not limited to
Be an active listener this is when the coach is focused on what you are saying, recording facts and paying attention
Capable of building rapport this can be done with being a good observer of body language and non …show more content…
To facilitate a coaching session we must prepare both ourselves and the client to ensure the best possible outcome from the coaching session. Prior to the coaching session it is good to speak to the client or to supply information about what coaching is and what to expect. You should then arrange a mutually agreeable time and place for the coaching session to take place, and an estimate of the time available for the session. We as the coach require to prepare ourselves by ensuring if it is the first session that we have a learning styles questionnaire, and also how to prepare to ensure that we understand the clients values (culture, family, peers) beliefs (which , can be self limiting, inaccurate/not true).