Want to do more coaching? Here’s a model we believe you’ll find helpful!
Effective coaching focuses on providing honest, specific feedback to reinforce desired skills and behaviors and guiding individuals in assessing their strengths and weaknesses objectively. It also involves working with individuals to help them set realistic expectations in terms of measurable performance goals, solve problems, modify job-related behaviors that need to be changed or improved, and acquire or develop new skills and knowledge.
To coach effectively, individuals need good listening, questioning, and brainstorming skills as well as the ability to reinforce positive performance and offer constructive feedback. They must also be accessible and supportive and willing to provide guidance and recognition.
The best approach to coaching is a problem-solving one in which the person coaching works collaboratively with the individual being coached to determine the best way to achieve desired results. When this approach is used, coaching assures successful implementation of solutions and empowers each individual who participates in the process.
Try the D.A.R.E. coaching model from QwikCoach the next time you have a coaching opportunity.