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 mindset’s fundamental beliefs is the coach has to believe that clients can locate the solutions to the challenge they face within themselves (the clients should always be in the driver’s seat.). Possessing the right attitude and the proper skills makes the coach well suited to successfully offer their clients directions and guidance to help them solve their problems and achieve their desired goals.
Coaching Mindset Self Assessment: An Essential Tool
By definition, a self-assessment is an evaluation of one’s own performance. It is the process of collecting or gathering information about one’s skills, competencies, talents. The quality of one’s performance and abilities is reviewed to determine areas where they might need to improve on. Self-assessment is an essential tool in an individual’s life to identify skills, interests, and abilities that will make them more effective or efficient in their professional and personal lives.
Conducting a coaching mindset self assessment of one’s performance is critical to their effectiveness as a professional. In the case of a life coach, it enables you to improve your efficiency as a coach. The coaching mindset self assessment helps coaches identify their strengths, professional development goals and the areas that require improvement. Examples of questions you may ask yourself to assess areas where correction may be necessary are; do I stay on track in my discussions or conversations? Am I invariably in the proper frame of mind during the coaching sessions, and do I provide direct, relevant feedback and follow-up?
Ways to Improve Your Efficiency as a Coach
In case you are wondering, periodically performing a coaching mindset self-assessment is beneficial to both an individual new to coaching and a veteran or seasoned coach. Let us look at some ways a life coach can improve their efficiency with the help of a coaching mindset self-assessment:
- Possessing and working on skills required to excel as a coach in your niche. These skills include trust, empathy, active listening, powerful questioning, and continuous feedback, also known as coaching skills.
- Being positive, enthusiastic, supportive, staying focused, goal-oriented, knowledgeable, respectful, personable, patient, and dependable are all great traits to possess.
- Having the right mindset. Your way of thinking has to effect change in your coaching clients.
- Being innovative and creative helps improve your efficiency as a professional coach.
- Having the ability to hold people accountable and follow up is critical in your coaching relationships.
- Being honest with yourself and straightforward with your coaching clients is also crucial to the coaching relationship and your efficiency as a professional coach.
Administering a coaching mindset self assessment of an individual’s performance at different periods in one’s coaching career is essential for professional growth. I strongly recommend that you get yours done today!
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Margaret K. Olubiyi
Writer, Coaches Training Blog community