Coaching: where the rubber meets the road; where it all comes together, baby; where … well, you get the idea (feel free to add your own favorite cliché). The point is, coaching is the mentoring function where your relating, assessing, and facilitating behaviors are applied directly to improving your mentee's performance.
- Coaching places responsibility for decision making with the mentee.
- Coaching, like teaching, involves constant decision making driven by the feedback loop of action, result, adjustment.
- A major coaching skill is to ask the questions that will guide mentees to uncover their expectations, beliefs, and perceptions thereby empowering them to make their own informed decisions.
- Change resulting from reflection is not remediation.
Your goal as a coach is to develop your mentee into a self-reliant teacher. By self-reliant ...