Relecting on Coaching Practice Essay

6973 Words Jul 16th, 2011 28 Pages
The purpose of this assignment is to detail reflections on my performance after 12 hours of coaching or mentoring to prove my potential as a management coach or mentor.
Main Body
Critically review how my own ethical and moral values, beliefs, attitudes and personal integrity affect how well i perform as a leadership mentor or coach
Critically review the practical skills needed to perform effectively in the role of a leadership mentor or executive coach. Focus on working with diverse groups of leaders. Explain how to use my personal qualities and abilities to support the growth of leadership capability. Focus on how to adjust my practice to respond to differences between individuals and their organisational
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[This element is covered in more detail in Section 2.2] Ability to completely tune into a coachees world to fully understand the requirement and guide where coaching/mentoring intervention can support this – Achieved through listening, questioning and reading non-verbal signs. Positively influencing the discussion to generate coachee’s solutions and action – achieved through 1 & 2 and appropriately applying previous experiences and knowledge in a creative way to each new situation. I have encountered broadly two opposing views from coachees (and can anticipate there are many more), one was being forced to have coaching to fix something he did not see as broken, and the other was self-motivated to engage a coach to openly review areas where her performance could be improved. Each situation did however have the requirement to understand coaching, its benefits, how it works and what I offer as a coach. This required an initial combination of skills to set the right environment for the coachee to trust the process and me. Without these two aspects in place it is clear that coaching would have been extremely difficult to progress.
In 2.2 I will cover the initiation including negotiation of sessions and setting expectations, but prior to that, explaining my modus operand coupled with my experience

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