The Basics: The Six Steps Of Effective Coaching

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1. The Basics: The Six Steps of Effective Coaching
2. Dealing with emotionally charged situations
3. Being an effective delegate
1. The Basics: The Six Steps of Effective Coaching
The goal of the six steps of effective coaching is to understand the types of coaching needs and implement when applicable. To fulfill these coaching needs, I need to design a coaching style that fits the applicant. After applying this coaching style, I must evaluate how effective it was and areas that were weaker than others.
Step One: Build trust, rapport and partnership
The first step of effective coaching is building trust, rapport and partnership. To successfully create a bond with the person being coached and I, there is a procedure
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It is difficult for individuals to open up about their problems as it is a sensitive. My role in this situation is to start discussions on the issues and make the person as comfortable as possible. Keep my advice and opinion minimal until the person has realized the main root of their problem. If I do not feel satisfied with what the person believes their problem is, I must interfere and offer my perspective. However, my approach to engaging them must be inoffensive. With all the discussions, I have to document the individual’s reaction, behaviour and correlate anything that may help me understand the root better. Michael (on the left) is an old fly-fishing buddy of mine. When he started fly fishing, he was unable to catch fish as he w was an amateur. He was content with his ability to fish, bu but it was a problem as he was unskilled. Throughout my six weeks of teaching Michael how to fish, we started to see progress when Michael came to the realization that he wanted to change. As proved by these fall fly-fishing trips.
Step Three: Establish specific goals and a clear
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This being said, I must check that the person is following through with the plans and the change in their skill is visible. Furthermore, by asking those close to them, I am able to receive another outlook on their situation. If the plans are not working with the individual that is when I need to find out the areas that are blocking the progress and alter the route taken. I will directly approach the person and ask their opinion on my coaching style. When minor goals are achieved by the individual, acknowledgement and celebration is crucial. If they are working and nobody is aware of their effort, they start to lose focus and question the reason behind working so hard. At those times of accomplishment, I will provide celebrations through going out for dinner, going out, or anything that they interests

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