10 Steps to Successful Coaching

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American Society for Training and Development, Jul 1, 2009 - Business & Economics - 238 pages
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Coaching is a hot buzzword in today's hectic business world, and coaching skills are fast becoming essential for anyone who wants to help develop others in the workplace. If you are intrigued by the potential of coaching and want to learn more about promoting growth and learning on the job, you can use 10 Steps to Successful Coaching as a primer to learn and apply basic coaching skills, or to initiate a formal employee coaching program in your organization.

The 10 Steps include self-preparation for the coaching process, advice about choosing someone to coach, and a thorough outline of the coaching process to guide you from beginning to end. You'll also find a diverse array of tools to help you along the way.

With this book as your roadmap, you can be thoroughly prepared for the role of coach—ready to listen, encourage, and challenge others to greater achievement. Those you coach will enjoy greater job satisfaction and confidence, and your organization will benefit from this cost-effective way of developing employees and improving productivity. And you, the coach, will witness growth in your working relationships and gain a tremendous sense of accomplishment.
 

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Contents

STEP ONE Prepare Yourself for the Coaching Role
9
STEP TWO Remove Personal Obstacles
25
STEP THREE Create Your Coaching Relationships
41
STEP FOUR Find Out About Your Coachee
63
STEP FIVE Agree on What You Want to Accomplish
93
STEP SIX Use the Power of Possibility
111
STEP SEVEN Partner to Enhance Growth
141
STEP EIGHT Realign When Things Go Bad
161
STEP NINE Maintain Positive Changes
181
STEP TEN Complete the Coaching Cycle
195
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As founder of Full Experience Coaching, Sophie Oberstein currently coaches individuals across the country. Her background includes consulting for numerous Fortune 500 companies, a master's degree in human resources management, postgraduate certification in training and development, college-level teaching, and certifications by the Coaches Training Institute and International Coach Federation.

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