Useful Coaching Information
A simple comparison of the coaching competencies required but the 3 main coaching governing bodies.
Coaches, like counsellors are in the ‘helping’ game, but they are different. Coaches need to be aware of the differences.
A common question I get asked is about the difference between coaching and mentoring.
Whether we are aware of them of not, we all have values and beliefs that guide our thinking and behaviours. For coaches, aware of their values and beliefs informs how they coach and work with their clients
Development planning is a key part of a coaches role. It helps formalise and plan their own development.
Using a SWOT Analysis enables a coach to examine themselves and their coaching practice in a moment in time.
As coaching and mentoring increase in popularity more books and links will arise, but how to find ones useful for the developing coach.
In my wide experiences of training coaches, this is the one area which initially causes confusion. I also experience some coaches who switch into ‘mentor mode’ in order to give advice.
Having some kind of process or template can make the reflection process easier.
Having a clear approach to your contracting will get the coaching relationship off to a flying start!