How To Coach

How To Coach - 4 Starting Steps

The Art of Listening

As a coach and as a participant on the receiving end, this vital practice of being a good listener enables both parties to reach and achieve phenomenal progress and results in any foray. Really listening is the key to understanding and tapping into the resources in individual or a group has to offer. Also by stopping to listen and take into consideration each point put forth, the respect levels on both parties is heightened and evident. True leadership qualities can be built when the true character and behavior assessments are made clearly. However in order to do this all the facts need to be clear and available thus the ability to develop the patience to stop and listen before any judgment is made are taught in good coaching and empowering sessions. Listening in order to understand and get the full “picture” on an idea is very important and it also ensure the right or relevant practices are put into action. Not having the correct information and not listening to all possible information may cause the wrong decisions to be made and in turn have detrimental effects. By listening one also ensures proper evaluations are done on the various aspects of a particular project. Teaching the art of listening also helps to give each individual the confidence to verbalize anything either negative or positive to ensure the success of the team or individual success of a project. This also allows for the conducive environment where everyone is able to give their own individual view to contribute to the success of the project without the fear of being sidelined or ridiculed.

Get People To Realize The Potential And Possibilities

When wise counsel or direction is sought, the function of a good coach is to work towards making all concerned realize their potential and possibilities that may not be apparent at the time. Encouraging each individual to focus deeply and draw from their inborn talents allows for the possibilities of discovering qualities that were unknown and untapped. Sometimes the coach needs to take the extra step to firmly suggest or encourage the individual to mentally “force” themselves to try something new. Imparting the mind set of “nothing ventured = nothing gained” may be the very tool that is needed to steer the individual into mustering enough courage to try. Most people are afraid to even try because they are either convinced they can’t do what is required or they are convinced that the exercise would be futile, thus the role of a coach it to teach the individual ways to overcome these type of thought processes. Coaches also need to be aware of the importance of understanding the character and behavioral traits of those seeking these services. As a coach understanding the vital role a character trait or style plays in a project allows the coach to either use it to the advantage of gaining the success needed or allows the coach to work towards making it understood that the said character trait or style needs to be changed. - 12 - The end goal should ideally be the success in attaining the efficient personal operating levels when participating in team work or individual project which in turn should be shown in the successful completion of any endeavor.

Teach Goal Planning

Some of the more important considerations to focus on are actual specific goal outlines, intended goal results, timelines, individuals involved, and others. Probably the first step to consider when embarking on the journey of how to plan a goal is the actual mental picture of the said goal being transformed into something more tangible like a suggested system that will be used. The next step would be to put this outline into an acceptable and understandable productive system. In doing so the various objectives and tasks can be allocated and assigned accordingly. When this is done the coach will teach on how to empower each member of the team linked to the project. By recognizing each individual’s talents and potential contributions the coach helps to teach the best ways to create, organize, and allocate tasks that are suitable and doable for everyone. All through this exercise the important element of “listening” to inputs and outputs of everyone is important to ensure a good and balanced working relationship and environment. When teaching goal planning, another important step to consider is the seriousness of the timelines set. These timelines should be very realistic and without too much unnecessary pressure. - 15 - Planning for daily and weekly deadlines will ensure the overall progress stays on track and the possible problems can be addressed immediately and efficiently. Goal planning also requires the correct “tools” to be identified and used for the success of the intended project. Teaching this is part of ensuring the success of the project because without the proper “tools” to assist those involved may not be able to function adequately and professionally, thus jeopardizing the overall success of the project.

Motivation in Coaching

Some of the more important considerations to focus on are actual specific goal outlines, intended goal results, timelines, individuals involved, and others. Probably the first step to consider when embarking on the journey of how to plan a goal is the actual mental picture of the said goal being transformed into something more tangible like a suggested system that will be used. The next step would be to put this outline into an acceptable and understandable productive system. In doing so the various objectives and tasks can be allocated and assigned accordingly. When this is done the coach will teach on how to empower each member of the team linked to the project. By recognizing each individual’s talents and potential contributions the coach helps to teach the best ways to create, organize, and allocate tasks that are suitable and doable for everyone. All through this exercise the important element of “listening” to inputs and outputs of everyone is important to ensure a good and balanced working relationship and environment. When teaching goal planning, another important step to consider is the seriousness of the timelines set. These timelines should be very realistic and without too much unnecessary pressure. - 15 - Planning for daily and weekly deadlines will ensure the overall progress stays on track and the possible problems can be addressed immediately and efficiently. Goal planning also requires the correct “tools” to be identified and used for the success of the intended project. Teaching this is part of ensuring the success of the project because without the proper “tools” to assist those involved may not be able to function adequately and professionally, thus jeopardizing the overall success of the project.

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