I have been teaching business coaching skills for the last two decades. In the last few months I decided to fully focus my attention on empowering young minds and on supporting those adults that play key roles in these young children's lives.
On my Coaching journey, I have learned that:
- Coaching children is no different than coaching adults
- Children need supportive adults that will provide constructive feedback at the right time
- As an adult in a child's life, or as an adult on an adult team, you need to wear many hats, depending on the dynamics of the group/team, the objective and your style:
- - - Sometimes you are a Teacher ("Here are some ways to address this...")
- - - Sometimes you are a Mentor ("You did X, perhaps you can try Y next time?")
- - - Sometimes you are a Facilitator ("How would you best address this?")
- - - Sometimes you are an Observer ("You do it and I will offer my observations")
- - - Sometimes you are the Expert ("I will tell you what to do")
There are many other hats you can wear as a Coach. You need to decide what is best for the group/team you are coaching as well as the situation. Experiment and see what works.
Question: What hat are you wearing this week?
This is a new blog. Please let me know if it is useful and I can provide different segments every week. My intent is to write about Impactful Feedback next week. Let me know your thoughts and what topics you want to explore together!