Why bother with coaching conversations?

Useful read for FE and Sixth Form Colleges with training day information


1. They help people think deeply and broadly about any topic brought into the conversation, providing much needed reflective space in the busy world of work.

2. They allow people identify moments of good performance and mine them for insights that can aid further development, accelerating improvement.

3. They give people unusual amounts of attention and focus during a conversation, making them feel valued and boosted.

And that is just for starters…..

Last week I co-delivered a workshop at Institute of Fundraising National Convention 2014 in London and the topic was the role of coaching within career development. The participants experienced a coaching conversation that focused on a moment where they performed well at work and how that could help them identify effective approaches to use in future. It struck me again how unfamiliar it can feel to talk about something you do well, but how boosting it is to…

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