8 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 1 below.
Table 1 Some proven practices coach developers can contribute towards asking good questions and listening actively
|Practices and ideas||Description|
|24. Questioning traps||Multiple questions and leading questions are both traps that contribute towards ineffective practice. Inappropriate use of ‘why’ questions can make coaches defensive.|
|25. Why, how, what questions||Use clear and open ‘why’, ‘how’ and ‘what’ questions that require deeper thinking. Allow coaches time to answer and let their answers dictate the flow of the conversation.|
|26. Coaching ideology||Asking questions ‘inside-out’ addresses ideas and beliefs about coaching. This type of questioning opens dialogue about the purpose of coaching and why coaches view coaching in the way they do.|
|27. Active listening||Use small verbal and physical gestures during dialogue to convey that you are taking a real interest in what coaches are saying. For some coach developers: listen more, talk less.|