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Allow People to Respond in Business Coaching

A Manager May Need to Change in Order to Provide Effective Business Coaching

In previous articles such as this one we have already explored the issue of how important effective questioning is when it comes to business coaching. A manager who is providing business coaching to an employee will need to get out of the role of being someone who issues orders and expects workers to simply do what they say, if this is how they act usually. The ability to listen and communicate effectively is such an important component for effective coaching sessions that it is covered on the syllabus of business coaching courses such as the ILM Level 5 Certificate and Diploma in Coaching and Mentoring.

The Business Coach Needs to Give the Employee Time to Come up With Their Own Answers

For business coaching to be effective there needs to be two-way dialogue taking place to allow the person to come up with suggestions and their own ideas, rather than relying on the coach to provide all the answers for them. As well as asking open-ended questions which prompt the person to speak, the coach must also give them time to respond instead of jumping in when they hesitate or are unsure. If the person is unsure and cannot come up with something after a reasonable length of time and is starting to become flustered or embarrassed, the coach can then attempt to subtly simplify the question by altering it slightly, perhaps asking for one example or idea as a start rather than asking and waiting for a complete analysis of a situation. By actively promoting the fact that there are no real 'wrong' answers, and that coaching sessions are intended largely for idea generation and the evaluation of each idea with the objective of developing action plans for the future, the person receiving the coaching will begin to offer their own opinions and suggestions for improvement.



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Related Courses

Please see below for some business coaching courses and qualifications which you may be interested in:

ILM Level 7 Qualifications in Executive Coaching and Mentoring

The ILM Level 7 Qualifications in Executive Coaching and Mentoring are designed for senior leaders/managers (or those working in a training and development role) who are regularly coaching or mentoring at a senior level.

It is for those executive coaches who wish to accredit, validate or enhance their skills with an internationally-recognised executive coaching qualification.

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ILM Level 5 Qualifications in Coaching and Mentoring

Based on our extensive work and experience with leaders, both in the private and public sectors, this ILM Level 5 Coaching and Mentoring programme has been designed to develop the capability of leaders to positively impact the performance of individuals and teams.

This programme has been created to sharpen a leader's skills - enabling them to balance control, commitment and empowerment through productive conversations with individuals and teams.

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Master Coaching Diploma from the BCF Group

This course enables participants to develop their understanding of executive coaching and mentoring, to explore the underpinning psychological theories of coaching and to practise and apply their skills within a non-directive, non-judgemental framework.

At the BCF Group, we use a powerful blend of coaching concepts and practical skills-based development to support the enhancement of executive coaching and leadership mentoring skills in an organisation.

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Advanced Coaching Certificate from the BCF Group

Based on our extensive work and experience with leaders, both in the private and public sectors; this course has been designed to develop the capability of leaders to positively impact the performance of individuals and teams. We are experts at unlocking peak performance.

Coaching and mentoring improves relationships, performance and engagement. This programme has been created to sharpen a leader's skills - enabling them to balance control, commitment and empowerment through productive conversations with individuals and teams.

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