Two important qualities for coaches to have are humility and confidence. They sound like two unusual companions so let me explain more. Without humility, it is very difficult to be in inquiry and tune into someone else’s world to be curious about it. Instead, we may well be working from well-formed assumptions that have served us well for a long time rather than noticing what informs the worlds of our clients.
Tips for new coaches and mentors
A list of factors to reassure new coaches and mentors to build coaching effectiveness. Be YOU during the coaching conversation: if you don’t know the person, outside of the coaching … Read on…
COACH not CRASH
As working coaches, we appreciate how important it is to find practical ways to get ourselves into the ‘right state’ for a coaching conversation. Our role is to provide a … Read on…
Coaching vulnerable young people
How is coaching used to support vulnerable children and young people? We talked to Sheila Kehoe, who has piloted a scheme to provide coaching support to children in care in … Read on…
Robert Dilts: getting in the ‘right state’ for coaching
The first exercise we want to share with you has been developed by Robert Dilts, whom one of our team has been lucky enough to receive training from on several … Read on…
10 Ways to know you are doing a good job as a coach
- Taking time afterwards to think about how the coaching session went with the client. This demonstrates an urge to improve your practice and refine the craft of coaching.
Permanence and progress
I was recently lucky enough to be admiring the mountains in Fjord land New Zealand and learning that in fact the mountains that looked so strong and permanent to me are in fact growing at the same pace as my finger nails.
The Coaching Story Model – Overview
In the early days of our journey together, back in late 2012, the Coaching Story founders sketched out – literally, on a paper napkin, in a coffee shop! – a draft model that describes our distinctive approach to coaching.
A model for coaching
We have talked a lot about a coach being conscious and intentional about how they will support the coachee as they develop their thinking. What follows in this model is an attempt to map this out over the flow of a coaching session.
Our origins: World Vision Kenya and the Coaching Story
In 2013, following the success of the ENHAnce program, one of World Vision’s managers who had himself been coached as part of that programme invited the Coaching Story team to … Read on…