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The Power of Coaching during a Pandemic
What if EVERYONE had coaching skills!Even after over 20 years of being in coaching I am still moved, humbled, and reminded of the power of coaching.
I want to draw your attention to a recent coaching demo that happened during theLive Coaching Sessions webinar held in November. This coaching demo is an example of not only outstanding coaching but also so relevant to this time we are all going through. As you watch the coaching unfold, I hope you, like me, will be reminded of thepower, value, and impact of coaching, plus feel supported in your own coaching development.
As professional coaches, we are committed to being continuous learners. One way to learn and grow as a coach is to observe coaching sessions led by other professional coaches. Observing can enhance your ability to coach more effectively, refine your coaching skills and be exposed to new ideas and coaching styles. While we at Coaching Out of the Box® subscribe to the notion that the best way to learn how to coach is to coach and be coached, observing others coaching plays an important role in your development as a coach, and is a large part of our Advanced Coaching Skills Practicum.
As the majority of us in the coaching world know, the International Coaching Federation (ICF) has approved a revised competency model that will come into effect in early 2021. At Coaching Out of the Box®, our team has been busy updating our programs to be in alignment with the revised ICF Core Competency model. Over the past few months we have been fielding many great questions around the impact of the revised ICF Core Competency model and what it will mean for those in the COTBx community. Because of this, we have decided to host a free webinar on this topic!
The idea that some people are uncoachable goes against my grain – I like to think everyone can be coached – if we just take the right approach. I’ll admit that there are some individuals that are very difficult to coach. And I guess I must accept that there may be a few who really are uncoachable because they don’t see or believe there is any need to change.
You may run across individuals that seem to be uncoachable at many different levels within an organization but you are more likely to find them at the top. These individuals typically have a lot of experience, they have made it to the top on their own, doing things their way. So, their thinking is often - why would they need to be coached? Or, they think it is everyone else who needs to change and others who could use coaching – not them.
Defining your value as a coach is not a natural process for many of us, however it is foundational to creating any type of business where you and your services are the product. How do you price your coaching services? Are you selling yourself short?