An important part of any coaching session is asking the right questions. When you do this, your coachees will be more focused, attentive, and proactive in finding their own solutions. But you need to know what questions to ask, and in what order. It helps to follow a structured approach that guides you from a broad understanding of what your coachee is trying to achieve to a clear action plan with detailed steps.
This course describes how to carry out effective coaching sessions, including clarifying the coachee's situation and recognizing and determining the best options for your coachee to work with. Finally, the course provides actions for wrapping up a coaching session, including getting commitment, identifying obstacles, creating a plan with deadlines, and agreeing on support going forward. Materials designed to support blended learning activities aligned with this course are available from the Resources Page.Learning Objectives
- Recognize how to clarify the reality of a coachee's situation
- Use strategies to check the reality of a coachee's situation
- Recognize examples of ways a coach can help a coachee assess options
- Identify four actions used to wrap up a coaching session