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First Time Coaching?

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!


Best,

Popi

www.AfterSchoolBrilliance.com



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