Communication and Coaching

Communication and Coaching

This week I taught module III – communication and coaching. This module delivers a very expansive focus for the coach who is looking to develop his coaching language and be more effective when asking questions and summarizing. Since coaching is centered on communication, it is imperative that all coaches develop their coaching language and their listening skills. Participants in the course shared that they found new ways to explore coaching issues and to discuss them with clients. They shared that coaching language is becoming more comfortable for them as they engage in peer coaching and as they practice their coaching in class. Some key pieces that helps us to grow in coaching is to quiet our minds so that we can hear our clients better. We also discussed being mindful of our roles as a coach and how staying focused on our roles will help us to effectively raise awareness for our clients. We practiced many communication strategies to help clients expand their thinking and design actions and winning goals.

Reflections

Have you worked with a coach before, if so what are the key benefits you receive from your coach?

How was the communication with your coach different from the communication you encountered with others?

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Joyce Odidison
Joyce Odidison is a Conflict Analyst, Speaker, Author, and the world’s leading expert on Interpersonal Wellness Competency Mindset teaching. Joyce is President & CEO of Interpersonal Wellness Services Inc. as well as founder and host of the Annual Global Workplace Wellness Summit. Joyce has authored five books and is also a Certified Coach Training Director and Founder of Coach Velocity School of Coaching. Joyce is a C-Suite level workplace wellness expert and trainer, working for over 24 years with governments, the private sector, non-profits, and post-secondary institutions struggling with difficult work relationships or stressful situations. She is host of the What’s Happening at Work podcast. Joyce can be reached at e-mail: www.joyceodidison.com or phone 1 877 999-9591 www.interpersonalwellness.com
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