How do I determine if I will be a good coach?

How do I determine if I will be a good coach?

When people ask this question, my reaction is often that if you care enough to ask the question you care enough to learn how to be a great coach.

What are the values and skills of a great coach?  Often they include:

  • Compassion
  • Empathy
  • A desire to make a difference
  • A willingness to be open
  • Vulnerability
  • Commitment to learning
  • Confidence in the ability of the client to achieve

Additionally, coach training is designed to develop the How do I determine if I will be a good coach? of a coach:

  1. Meeting Ethical Guidelines and Professional
  2. Establishing the Coaching Agreement
  3. Establishing Trust and Intimacy with the Client
  4. Coaching Presence
  5. Active Listening
  6. Powerful Questioning
  7. Direct Communication
  8. Creating Awareness
  9. Designing Actions
  10. Planning and Goal Setting
  11. Managing Progress and Accountability

How can I tell which coach training is my best bet?  The single most important consideration when choosing a coach training program is that it is approved by the International Coach Federation (ICF).  The second most important consideration is whether the school is a member of the Association of Coach Training Organizations (ACTO).  Then look at additional accreditations offered.  Check out the reviews and testimonials.  Talk to the team at the school and talk with the trainer.

To learn more about the Center for Coaching Certification, check out our program reviews on the SHRM site and video testimonials on YouTube.  Learn about our team members and trainers.

Connecting with the CCC team is also an opportunity to explore one-on-one your experience and skills and how they fit with becoming a coach.


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