What People Need from Their Teachers and Coaches

By Dr. Mary Kay

Updated Over a Week Ago

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Leaders are teachers and coaches. Leaders influence people every day through their behaviors, words, and actions. What are the steps to becoming a master at coaching?

Masterful coaching can be accomplished by first making sure the coach loves working with people. This may sound simplistic; however, some people that classify themselves as coaches are more interested in their personal gains than those they coach.

For example, we have witnessed coaches that have overused egos, which is a great indicator of a coach not focusing on the coachee’s success. Genuine coaches have an intense desire to see others become more than they even believed, which requires the joy of working with people. You can develop this joy – so work on it.

Second, to achieve extraordinary levels of performance, a coach must have a high level of trust with the coachee. Specifically, a bond or trustworthy partnership is the foundation for coaching.

The partnership is so strong that both the coach and coachee stay committed when breakdowns are encountered. Trust, respect, and commitment between the coach and coachee are critical to obtain extraordinary results.

What People Expect from a Coach

Here is a checklist for those of you that want to become masters at coaching. People say great coaches are:

  • An organized person
  • Establishes rapport
  • Aware of the coachee’s environment
  • Provides feedback honestly and courageously
  • An excellent listener
  • Asks great questions
  • Visionary and analytical
  • Seeks follow-up and closure
  • Leaves people inspired and empowered
  • Stays committed during rough times

What experiences have you had coaching others?

What Have You Learned from Your Teachers and Coaches?

If you have ideas about teachers and coaches that might be helpful to readers, share them in the comments section below. Thanks!

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Dr. Mary Kay is a business leadership strategist, executive coach, trainer, author, and co-founder of the About Leaders community. She’s consulted with hundreds of companies and trained thousands of leaders. Her Ultimate Leader Success course helps managers become more confident, decisive leaders. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter.
  • M.S.Kannan says:

    “Passionate Leaders”

    A Friend & Guide depicted in the article has a purpose stated below:

    Leader creates environment of positive energies with a passion to involved performance & fosters Team work.Position,Focus,Directions are altered only for delivery effectiveness mapped to capacities,capabilities & competence continually enhanced on need to enable progressive experience for all.

    Best Wishes N Regards.MSK

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