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10 Building your coach developer 101 guide

The main discussion points from this session that you might share and discuss with colleagues are described in Table 2 below.

Table 2 Some practices coach developers can use to build expertise in their role
Practices and ideasDescription
11. Using humanist principlesBased on Carl Roger’s humanist approach to relationships it draws on the principles of congruence (being authentic), empathy and unconditional positive regard (being non-judgemental).
12. First impressions and planning the first meetingPlanning the first meeting with a coach is an important process, as it helps start the relationship on a sound footing.
13. Building trustTrust is an important element of all learning relationships. For learning to take place people have to feel safe, valued and respected; it takes time.
14. Balancing support and challenge

Optimise when and why to challenge coaches and stretch them and know when and why they need support.

15. Learning from mistakes

Mistakes are a rich source of learning. Failure is an essential component of success if perceived in this way.