Learning To Coach

Learning To Coach

by Nicola Stevens


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781845282714
Publisher: How To Books
Publication date: 02/15/2009
Pages: 210
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Nicola is part of the consultation group for ENTO, commissioned to establish standards for professionalism and practice in coaching and mentoring (2004/06). She is also President of the City Women's Network (CWN) for senior executive women and a member of the International Coaches Federation.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations ix

Preface xi

Acknowledgements xiii

Introduction: What is Coaching? 1

Background of coaching 1

Welcome to the world of coaching! 3

Get the best out of Becoming a Coach 5

Definition of Coaching 5

Diversity 9

Levels of Coaching 11

Commissioning coaching 14

1 Preparing Yourself to be an Effective Coach 17

Coaching qualities, competencies and skills 17

Core coaching competencies 21

Coaching skills 23

The coach's own training and development 48

Supervision for coaches 50

Self-assessment of the coaching session 51

Self-management for the coach 52

In summary 55

2 Building the Coaching Relationship and Managing Client's Expectations 56

Managing expectations 56

Finding the right coach 58

Personality style 60

Personal working styles 62

Differing learning styles 65

The purpose of coaching 67

Referring prospective clients 70

Barriers to learning and experience 71

Seeking additional help 73

Putting things on hold 74

Putting clients in the picture 75

In summary 76

3 Creating the Foundation of the Coaching Relationship 77

Different coaching styles 77

Getting to know your client 78

Setting objectives 79

Safe and courageous coaching space 80

Co-designing and logistics of the coaching relationship 83

The five viewpoints of future life 85

Goals and primary focus for coaching 101

Responsibility of coach and coachee 103

In Summary 105

4 The Coaching Process 106

Creating balance 106

Models for coaching 108

Process of learning 112

Facilitate planning 114

Preparations for coaching 116

Remaining impartial 118

Provide a sustainable relationship 120

Learning from action and experience122

The three 'A's of re-learning 123

Recognising personality types 123

Recognising gremlin behaviour 124

Finding the reality 126

Maintaining flexibility 127

Utilising life skills 129

Closure 130

Completing the coaching session 131

Concluding the coaching relationship 133

After-Care service 133

In summary 134

5 Third Party or Sponsored Coaching Programmes 135

Defining the manager and the internal coaching role 136

Using internal and external professional coaches 138

Issues of accountability, responsibility and authority 140

Confidentiality and expectations within organisations 142

How to prepare and run an organisational coaching programme 142

Logistics 144

A springboard session for a sponsored coachee 144

Individual, team and group coaching 145

Coaching groups and teams 146

Concluding the coaching relationship 147

Setting up a mentoring programme for sustainable professional development 148

Measurement of success 149

In summary 152

6 Setting Yourself Up as a Coach 153

Finding your coaching style 153

Five easy steps to a sustainable and profitable coaching business 154

Tips and traps of coaching 158

Frequently asked questions about coaching 163

Measurement of coaching 166

Setting ethics, standards, terms and conditions 168

Forms and toolkit for coaching 170

Resources 186

Glossary 193

Bibliography and Further Reading 201

Index 205

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