Coaching and Mentoring Tip Sheet
The coaching process facilitates purposeful conversations resulting in: the establishment of self-determined goals; the identification of actions required to attain the goals; and a commitment to act.
This can be achieved through a range of strategies that promote solutions focused reflective practice, which drives continual growth and development.
Central to the process are mindset, capabilities and tools.
A growth mindset is essential for building the capabilities required to use tools effectively and demonstrate accomplishment.
Feelings of accomplishment build self-efficacy, self-determination and self-regulation – creating a virtuous cycle.
Here are some tips for developing and sustaining purposeful coaching conversations:
Build trust and confidence in the coaching relationship
Be self-aware and attentive
Actively listen and search for meaning
Be procedural and analytical
Clarify and rephrase to ensure understanding
Promote self-reflection and strategic thinking
Establish development goals
Promote resourcefulness and resilience
Broker a commitment to act and establish measures of accountability.