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.
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.
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.
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.