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 ideas||Description|
|11. Using humanist principles||Based 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 meeting||Planning the first meeting with a coach is an important process, as it helps start the relationship on a sound footing.|
|13. Building trust||Trust 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.