In this video, learn four tips to keep in mind when coaching—championing, acknowledging, reflecting, and empowering.
- Coaching is less about directing…or telling people what to do and more about listening.…Champion, be a source of optimism and inspiration.…This helps the coachee feel like…what they want to do is possible.…It sounds like, you can do this,…I know you'll figure it out,…I know you can find a fulfilling role…or project that will support your growth.…Acknowledge, specific skills, who they are.…This helps the coachee feel seen…for who they are as a unique individual.…Sounds like, I can tell you're really smart,…motivated, and passionate about your work,…or it's inspiring to hear you talk about what's possible.…
And of course, make all of these authentic,…what you are genuinely feeling in the moment.…Relate, be authentic, don't force it,…but this helps the coachee feel less alone, less crazy.…They can see that others have gone through…what they're going through and come out the other side.…This sounds like, I get it, I've been there,…I know this is hard, or I can see why you're frustrated.…Finally, empower, let them be the expert…
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- Optimizing your current role
- Identifying your strengths
- Crafting a one-year vision of success
- Making connections to "friendtors" and one-off mentors
- Creating a skill-building game plan
- Identifying small experiments and stretch projects
- Embracing smart risks
- Mapping next moves to make a greater impact