Q: I am currently a coach at my workplace and am enjoying it. What are some simple things that I can work on to become a better coach?
A: Doing coaching research and education or learning through networking with other coaches is a good method. One other thing I find very effective is to increase your self-awareness as a coach through self-observation. Set aside time to reflect on your performance and ask yourself some soul-searching questions. You will be surprised how much you will discover about your performance and through it get some good ideas and solutions that will make you better each time.
- What are you learning about yourself and others in your coaching?
- What do you find difficult when coaching?
- What are the moments that make you enjoy coaching
- What does that tell about you?