How to Coach: Ask These 5 Questions And Listen!

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I think the leadership world knows that coaching is in. When it comes to developing and empowering leaders nothing is has powerful as a great coach who knows their craft.

One of the biggest mistakes we make when it comes to coaching is our mental model. We think that coaching means me (the expert) telling you (because of my vast experience) how to do something. That isn’t coaching. It might be teaching, training or instruction but it isn’t coaching.

When It Comes to Coaching Relationship Is The Key:

I’ll try to develop this point in other posts at a later date. Relationships are built via conversation and interaction. That is true also of a coaching relationship. So here are 5 Questions that I have called:

The Coaching Conversation

1. How Are You Doing? Now Listen…
2. What Are You Celebrating, Where Are You Winning? Now Listen…
3. What Challenges Are You Facing? Now Listen…
4. What Are You Doing About Your Challenges? Now Listen and don’t be tempted to fix it for them. Hard I know but essential.
5. How Can I Help? Now Listen…

Remember Coaching is About Them.

It’s about their development and to develop peopleĀ need more than just cognitive or practical theory we need emotional, imaginational buy-in and the only way that is possible is to give opportunity for the imagination of people to light up. Trust me, try this conversation it will help…

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