Self-Empowerment : What Does It Take To Be A Great CoachPrakash Tewari
What does it take to be a great coach? In my eyes a great coach is someone who is in integrity, in other words, someone who walks the walk and talks the talk. That doesn’t mean they are perfect, no one is. I feel the more experiences a coach has had in their life, a better coach they will be.
A great coach should be someone who engages in conversations by listening and asking questions and by paying attention to not only what is being said but what’s not being said, causing them to ask the right questions and shares personal experiences when needed.
A great coach helps the client to see themselves from a new perspective. Some clients come in with perceptions about themselves they’ve heard from others over and over again. They may not even be true but it’s what they believe to be true due to the repetitive nature in which they were said. Sometimes you just have to hear something once and it sticks.
A great coach gets their client to think bigger, if that makes sense. He has a rapport with the client, is not judgmental, knows you are capable and help expand your mind.
A great coach points out things the client may not even be aware of. Intuition is key in this factor. Sometimes the littlest thing a coach picks up from a client can have the greatest impact on the speed and success of the client moving forward.
By: Col. Prakash Tewari
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