Assessment coaching might be a new type of niche within the coaching industry, but when you think about it, assessments and coaching go hand in hand – in all types of coaching!
Whether you are a life coach, health coach, wealth coach, or any type of coach, you are ultimately an assessment coach!
It’s not a niche, it’s an essential part of every coaching practice, and it needs to be part of yours!
Assessments are a Coaching Tool
To have a coaching practice that provides your clients with the outcomes they seek and that has the greatest impact on the lives of your clients, you need to use various assessment tools. How will you be able to see how much progress your clients have made, if you don’t use assessments in your coaching practice?
You probably use many types of assessments without even knowing it. Judgement and observation are subtle forms of assessment and are used all the time in coaching sessions. But, there is more to measuring and assessing than just judgement and observation.
Using Coaching Forms to Make Assessments
The use of forms in your coaching practice is one of the best ways to measure progress. Assessment coaching includes forms for self-analysis, progress assessment, goal achievement, and more. You can use general assessment forms or ones that are tailored to a specific issue. By having your clients complete these measurement and assessment forms, you and your client are able to track progress and measure success.
Assessment Coaching as Motivation
One of the most important benefits of using assessment forms and other tools that measure and assess is that they can offer motivation, inspiration, and a major kick in the butt! Self-assessment show your clients have far they have come and how far they need to go. Assessments can show them how they have overcome obstacles, and provide them with the motivation needed to overcome additional obstacles.
When your client understands where they are on their path to success, and how far they have left to travel, they become a more involved and inspired partner in their own journey to success.
Use all The Coaching Tools You Can
Coaching tools are just like any set of tools – you won’t need them all on every job (client), but you need a wide range of tools for all your jobs (clients). Client A may require one type of tool while Client B may require a completely different type.
Assessment coaching is one subset of tools within your toolbox. It should contain a variety of tools that fit within the assessment category. Forms, games, interview questions, and more all constitute a comprehensive coaching toolbox.
As a coach, your ultimate aim is to help your client achieve the outcomes they desire. You seek to help them overcome, develop, strive, and succeed. You want them to reach their optimum potential, achieve their goals, and find happiness and contentment.
Assessment coaching is critical in helping your clients get the most out of your coaching, and also essential in you being the best coach you can be.
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