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Here is the first
- Coaching Tip - to help you continue to develop your coaching skills.
Coaching Tip #1-Make it safe to "lower the shield"!!
When you are trying to open the door to a coaching relationship here are some valuable thoughts you can express (in your own words) that will help establish an atmosphere of collaboration and positive anticipation.
These are examples-as you read them ask yourself why this might be an important idea to express and think about the coaching principle behind them (after all - you are a coach, not a parrot).
"Are you willing to take a look at this with me . . ."
"Your input is important . . ."
"I value your input . . ."
"I need your help . . ."
"This is important to both of us . . ."
"Can you see how this effects you . . ."
"How can I help you . . ."
Coaching is a
collaborative process based on the mindset that a coach's job is to help
people solve their own problems and improve their own performance in such a
way that they will take responsibility for that improvement and be committed to
on the right foot - Step #1 (Be
Supportive) to create partnerships
for a competitive edge.
Remember Step #8 (Don't Give Up)
To view the 8 Step Coaching Model referred to in this tip, click here
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