When I ‘coach’: I ensure that I have both the time and energy to ‘actively listen’ , whilst also providing my full attention. I have also found that: when ‘coaching & mentoring’, we naturally learn to both ‘give and take’ – and, whilst within our own practice/s of established ‘niche’ working ‘links-of-support’, the ‘client coach relationship’ will often begin to integrate on a level which ‘surpasses the idea of basic coaching support’. I also maintain my ‘belief’ that this is because there will always be a requirement for any ‘coach’ to both ‘actively listen’ and also ‘respond’ [appropriately and ‘with knowledge’], at some point, which then serves to support the client at a level which will be ‘beyond a surface-level’ approach to that of a more ‘person-centred’ approach.
Coaches [become ‘resilient’ and], will often become experts at ‘soaking up’ the ‘angst’ of a client – whilst, also ‘listening and absorbing’ the variants of ‘barriers’ which might present themselves within the ‘coaching remit’, based on levels of conversation [whether apparent or when ‘reading between the lines’].
For many, the idea of connecting to a link of ‘coaching support’ is still a new one – and, whilst ‘niche working’, helps to ensure the ‘coach’ and ‘coachees’ are able to begin ‘on the same page’ [of Initial Assessment], it’s still important to acknowledge the role of each when ‘actively listening’.
Just as a classroom or teaching hour, will have a set of guidelines [learning agreement] for both the Teacher and student to follow – so, too will an agreed plan of ‘coaching’, as an essential element of the ‘coaching process’ – and, ‘niche working’ helps to determine what elements of the ‘coaching practice’ is addressed first, in the sense that there will often be an established platform from which to work from.Download Article 1K Club