Hi, this blog will be about coaching, more specifically about a tool called the "Arc coaching conversation". I want to bring you a simple tool that I learned in Lyssa´s and Michael´s workshop few months ago.
I believe this is a fantastic tool, especially for beginner coaches. It´s a great way for them to learn how to keep a coaching session. Below you can see its representation, this picture was taken from Lyssa´s and Michael´s material - Coaching Agile Teams workshop.
A coaching session usually initiates because a coachee needs to take one or several things out of the mind and he/she needs to be heard. The coach must create the environment in order to make the coachee comfortable for a discussion. The most important characteristic for a coach is the listening part. A great coach is a great listener. Try to think about it and do not interrupt the
The most important characteristic for a coach is the listening part. A great coach is a great listener. Try to think about it and do not interrupt the coachee at any point. You will have an urge to interrupt him/her, you will start to think yourself that you know the answer and you don´t want to wait to give it to him/her... Do not do that, instead, let the person release the feelings. You must self-manage yourself.
You will have an urge to interrupt him/her, you will start to think yourself that you know the answer and you don´t want to wait to give it to him/her... Do not do that, instead, let the person release the feelings. You must self-manage yourself.
Do not do that, instead, let the person release the feelings. You must self-manage yourself.
At some point, you must be sure that you understand exactly the coachee's problem. Try to use the phrases, such as "If I understood correctly, the problem is..." This will allow you to confirm the problem and give you a better understanding what does truly bother the person.
After understanding his/her problem, start to explore the topic. At this point, you should use powerful questions. Here under "Skills for Agile Coaches/Powerful Questions Resources" you can find several powerful questions that can be used.
After some time, using exploration and powerful question, the coachee will find some possible solutions for his/her problem. It is your job as a coach to help him to narrow down actions.
Together you should figure out which approach he/she wants to try first. After that, specifically ask what he/she will do, by when and how will you know what was the result. This will end the coaching session.
I personally think this is a good way to keep a coaching session valuable and I wanted to share this with all of you. Hope you enjoy it and find it useful.
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