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YOUR COACHING PROFILE

Identifying your preferred coaching style can be an important part of your development as a coach. Here is a sample of statements for you to consider:

  • Create the climate:

    • I am able to create an environment that is conducive to learning.

    • I am able to focus on the needs of the learner.

    • I am not easily distracted by my surroundings.

    • I believe learning can take place anywhere with the right coaching skills.

  • Build relationships:

    • I have taken time to identify my interpersonal skills.

    • People have given me positive feedback about the way I interrelate with others.

    • I am a good listener.

    • I am able to ask questions to determine learning needs.

  • Open to experience:

    • I can rise above the immediate situation and see new opportunities.

    • I am not constrained by past experiences.

    • I can often encourage learners to take explorative steps forward.

    • I can inspire others to look at situations in a new light.

  • Solution partner:

    • Other people often use me as a sounding board for their ideas.

    • I can often see new ways of approaching a problem.

    • I enjoy working as a partner with the business.

    • I can encourage others to work through issues constructively.

  • Collaborative:

    • I have a network of professional people that I use to help me achieve my goals.

    • Within my organization I work hard to develop networks and encourage my learners to meet with others.

    • I can see the natural linkages between key projects within the business.

  • Appropriate closure:

    • When I am working in a coaching relationship I encourage the learners to plan for their future independence.

    • Once I feel that I have offered learners as much as I can, I encourage them to develop new coaching relationships.


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