In this edition, we revisit some basic questions coaching professionals are often asked:
- What is coaching and how does it work?
- How does coaching differ from therapy?
- What are the main constructs of good, solid coaching?
The four tools I share below are some of my favorite methods for answering such questions. I hope you find them as useful as I do.
What is coaching? Smith Leadership created this clever little clip to explain it clearly and concisely:
How does coaching work? This animated video from Margaret (Meg) Moore’s team at Wellcoaches is quickly becoming a classic way to answer this question.
And quite honestly, the ICF (International Coach Federation) does a bang-up job answering any questions regarding the constructs of a strong coaching practice. Reviewing the ICF Core Competencies (read here) is something I do at least twice a year.
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