Coaching skills are a leadership core competency and are fundamental to building trust and meaningful commitments on teams.
Unlike mentoring or consulting, coaching is not about providing answers and solutions. Coaching is a systematic conversation that leads to new perspectives, creative problem solving, and commitments that can be managed.
Based on the fact that most of us were raised to learn things and then demonstrate what we know rather than be curious about what we don’t know and listen to other peoples’ perspectives, the coaching conversation is counter-intuitive.
Its basic structure needs to be taught and practiced until a person embodies it as a way of being.
We offer several coaching models to our clients and lots and lots of practice.