Three simple coaching techniques you can use right now
Trying to use a coaching approach can be a little daunting at first, especially if you’ve worked with an executive coach before or been on one of those courses jammed packed full of models.
But, the results you get when you change the way you have a conversation with someone can be phenomenal.
So here are three techniques that you can start using today to help ease you in.
Shut the laptop lid
Put your phone away
Look directly at the person speaking
Give them all your attention, listening with respect, interest and fascination
Let thoughts, ideas, suggestions, opinions, questions, judgements leave your mind as easily as they enter
Do not interrupt
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My thinking for this piece was inspired by a Lunch ‘n Learn session I ran for Sysdoc on coaching skills and draws on the thinking of Nancy Kline and the Thinking Environment and this article from Ozan Varol for the Next Big Idea Club.
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