16 Rapport Building Tools for Coaches

How do you get a complete stranger to confide in you during a discovery session? One of my first discovery sessions was with an older man in failing health. We didn’t have much in common. But I still managed to create massive rapport with him… ...which was essential to engage him in deep coaching. He shared his dreams and his challenges… ...his deepest fears of inadequacy… ...and by the end of the call, he was sobbing. The rapport we developed was essential for that … [Read more...]

Coaching Skills Self Assessment – Is it Compulsory?

Coaching Skills Self Assessment – Is it Compulsory?

Is a coaching skills self assessment mandatory? Not really, however, many professionals in the coaching industry will state that it is strongly recommended.   As a life coach, do you need to take a coaching skills self assessment? Absolutely! And I will tell you why. At certain periods in one’s coaching career, it is essential to perform a thorough coaching self-assessment of one’s skills because doing so helps the life coach professional identify any weaknesses and improve on … [Read more...]

The Coaching Mindset PDF Resource: The Coaching Mindset: 8 Ways To Think Like A Coach".

The Coaching Mindset PDF Resource: The Coaching Mindset: 8 Ways To Think Like A Coach”.

If you are looking for a great resource to help with adopting the right mindset in coaching, check out the coaching mindset pdf eBook. What is Professional Coaching?  The International Coaching Federation defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. Professional coaching, according to ICF, focuses on setting goals, creating outcomes, and managing personal change. … [Read more...]

The Benefits of Attending a Coaching Skills Workshop

The Benefits of Attending a Coaching Skills Workshop

The coaching skills workshop's goal is to develop managers, supervisors, and other types of leaders in the skills of coaching to enhance the performance of their teams/employees.  The Manager as a Coach Thanks to rapid changes in our society, the way we do business, how we do things, in general, has become obsolete. The workplace is no exception. Most organizations around the world have realized that the traditional way of managing employees no longer works. The old way of managing … [Read more...]

Improve Your Efficiency as a Coach by Performing a Coaching Mindset Self-Assessment

Improve Your Efficiency as a Coach by Performing a Coaching Mindset Self-Assessment

At specific periods in one’s life coaching career, it is necessary to perform an honest coaching mindset self assessment or evaluation of one's professional life. The Coaching Mindset Having a coaching mindset is all about developing the right thought pattern and the proper way of thinking to affect change in your coaching clients. A coaching mindset is a growth mindset; not only do you want to witness gradual growth in your clients, but also in yourself as a coach. One of the coaching … [Read more...]

How to Develop a Successful Coaching Mindset

How to Develop a Successful Coaching Mindset

As a coach, the extent to which you can make a positive impact on others’ lives is contingent upon two factors – firstly, your skill and your coaching mindset and secondly, your effectiveness as a coach. The purpose of this article is to focus on the coach’s mindset. There are enormously successful coaches and coaches who are barely able to eke out a living from coaching. The difference between these extremes is not their coaching competency, but rather their coaching … [Read more...]

Fifteen Coaching Mindset Self-Assessment Questions

Fifteen Coaching Mindset Self-Assessment Questions

Performing a coaching mindset self-assessment, and evaluating your coaching skills at different intervals in your coaching career is necessary for professional growth. Regardless of what type of coach you are, having the right mindset is critical to your coaching career's success. Your goal as a coach is to help your clients get to where they need to go, i.e., help them achieve their desired objectives.  To become a successful coach, it is important to adopt a coaching … [Read more...]

Important Coaching Skills You Need to Master

Important Coaching Skills You Need to Master

Coaching takes place through conversations and having the right coaching skills can help you have more effective interactions with your clients. Coaching skills can be learned and mastered. You already use these skills much of the time. The difference is mastering these skills so they are of maximum benefit to those you coach. Four Essential Coaching Skills What makes a good coach? What are the qualities?  In general, a coach supports his or her client in achieving specific goals … [Read more...]

Coaching Skills Inventory For Leaders and Managers: HRDQ Training

The Coaching skills inventory by HRDQ is an excellent assessment tool for leaders who have adopted the coaching leadership style.  Coaching Skills & Its Benefits Coaching is fast becoming one of the most widely used leadership styles among high-level managers and community leaders today. Coaching skills are those abilities or know-how required to help others in achieving their desired goals. In the case of a leader or manager, coaching skills such as adequate support, empathy, … [Read more...]

How to Start Coaching Conversation With These 7 Simple Questions

How to Start Coaching Conversation With These 7 Simple Questions

When I ponder on  how to start coaching conversation with my coaching clients that will result in a positive experience, I always ask myself what are the best questions that will enable me to achieve this. My Goal as a Life Coach As a life coach, my ultimate goal is to work alongside my clients to help them get to where they need to be in their professional or personal lives.  It is important to me that the coaching conversation results in a positive and unique experience for … [Read more...]