That you are asking this question is a good indication that you likely will make a good coach!
The competencies of a coach, taught and developed during coaching certification, include:
- Demonstrates Ethical Practice
2. Embodies a Coaching Mindset
- Co-creating the Relationship
- Establishes and Maintains Agreements
- Cultivates Trust and Safety
5. Maintains Presence
- Communicating Effectively
- Listens Actively
7. Evokes Awareness
- Cultivating Learning and Growth
- Facilitates Client Growth
Many skills developed in your career can be adjusted to use as a coach. Read the following while reflecting on the skills you bring to the process:
The process to become a coach starts with exploring the difference between being a professional in another field – a subject matter expert, and a coach – a partner holding the client as their own best expert. This evolves in the review of the coaching competencies and the Code of Ethics. The coaching mindset is developed through the awareness that telling people answers isn’t helping or developing them; asking questions so people figure it out does help and develop them. Practice of coaching competencies means you learn that building rapport through cultivating trust and safety plus being present to the client means they know they can trust you and will openly share and explore. This is supported by really listening and asking questions. The growth and development are strengthened when you invite their noticing insights and planning their forward progress.
Now how do you feel about the possibilities for you being a good coach?