Toolkit for Great Coaching – The Dos and Don’ts

Coaching is a powerful modality for developing and growing your team and those around you. The research on the benefits of coaching is profound. According to The Institute of Coaching at McLean, a Harvard Medical School Affiliate, they cite a survey from the International Coach Federation that 80% of people who receive coaching report increased self-confidence, and over 70% benefit from improved work performance, relationships, and more effective communication skills.

As leaders, many of you may already be coaching your team members for development. As someone who has been doing executive coaching for over 20 years I’ve seen there are several key Do’s and Don’ts for creating the environment for having powerful coaching conversations that lead to true sustainable change.

Here are a few of my Do’s and Don’ts:

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Forgive yourself. People who have coached me have taught me one great principle—that coaches are human beings. Sometimes you think you’re coaching well and you’re not. Sometimes you believe you’re asking the right questions, and you’re not. Often the only way you’re going to know is by means of feedback from the person you’re coaching. Sometimes you just might know in your gut. The important thing is that when you see something isn’t right or isn’t working, that you call it out. Be open to learning, correcting, and adjusting; and to keep on learning, correcting, and adjusting – you are human too.

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