6 must – have essential skills for every coach
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We have one question for you. Why do you want to become a coach? Before you decide to start, you need to think about this profession very well. Is it really suitable for you? Just finishing the training sometimes isn’t enough. You must possess determined skills. We introduce you 6 skills which every coach must own. Here is the secret:
1. Trust building
Coaching actually is a safe and stimulating environment in which respect and trust are the constants. The client feels safe and comfortable in unique space. On “The Art and Science of Coaching” training you will learn how to build relationship and compatibility (rapport) with client quick and easy. Two primary ways to establish rapport with a client are mirroring (following the client’s body language) and matching (talk to your client through his representative system).
2. Active listening
Coaching is more than listening to what people are saying. One of the key techniques you will learn on the training “The Art and Coaching” is how to turn off the inner dialogue. What does it mean? As a coach, you should turn off your opinion about the client’s content. Instead of the content coach, consider tone, gesticulation, and wording. On that way, he can understand client needs better and deeper.
3. Asking the right questions
If he wants to achieve the right answer from the client, the coach must learn how to ask the right questions. The right questions are the result of active listening. Questions should be open. They should motivate and encourage thinking and actions. How will you know that you have asked the right question? Your client will have the “aha” moment which motives to create exactly steps for achieving goals
4. Following achieved goals
Coaches must check goals and dynamics of their realisation. What is a well-set goal? Well-set goal has etiquette S.M.A.R.T. That means specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time bond. The coach must follow weather his client achieves the set goals within the agreed time limit.
5. Creating positive action
Coach mission is very challenging and it’s not easy at all. Coach doesn’t have an advisory function. He has a more important role – to give all support to the client on his way to success. Coach doesn’t give answers, he only gives the right directions to answers. He motives client to define all possibilities and potential problems, which can exist on his way. Only in this way, the client will have the opportunity to create the right positive action which guides him to the realisation of the set goal.
6. Ensure accountability
Coaching relates to long, positive exchange. As a coach, you will use precise tools for control time, as a way to improve client’s auto discipline and teach him how to respect his schedule. When the client’s accountability for personal success attends, you can easy change attitudes and behaviors which disable achieving a goal.