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Leaders are teachers and coaches. Leaders influence people every day in their behaviors, words, and actions. What are the steps to become 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 focused on the success of the coachee. 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.
The partnership is so strong that both the coach and coachee stay committed when breakdowns are encountered. Trust, respect, and commitment between coach and coachee are critical to obtaining 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?
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