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What Makes an Effective Coach?
Think about coaches who have positively impacted you. Chances are, they were good at motivating, inspiring, and generally encouraging you to be your best self. While there’s no one right way to be an effective coach, several common themes underscore those who truly make a lasting impact:
- Goal-Orientation: Grounding your coaching session with clear goals gives participants a clear sense of their purpose and what they are working toward.
- Feedback: A big part of coaching is facilitating conversation and helping participants learn through doing. Providing effective, concise, direct and constructive feedback is critical for learning that sticks.
- Empathy: Strong coaches understand, relate to, and encourage people by listening to their concerns and meeting them where they’re at.
- Transparency: Clear, transparent communication helps you get your point across and keeps everyone on the same page.
- Conviction: Standing firm and grounded in your ideas and goals helps the entire group take the subject and lesson more seriously and understand why it matters.
- Enthusiasm: As a coach, trainer, educator, or facilitator, you set the tone for the group you’re working with. Impactful coaches know how to make lessons fun, relatable, and engaging with authentic enthusiasm.
- Focus: Effective coaches keep the group on track and remind them why they’re there in the first place. Be focused in your pursuit of your collective goals.
More Where That Came From
Of course, that’s not a comprehensive list of coaching skills. There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to coaching. But this should give you a taste of some of the skills necessary for coaching success.
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