5 Ways to Ace Your Coaching Relationship

5 Ways to Ace Your Coaching Relationship

Talyaa Vardar, MA, FCPC, MCC
Talyaa Vardar, MA, FCPC, MCC
Executive Coach, Psychologist & Art Therapist

Recently light has been shed on what can go wrong during coaching. Coaching Institutes and programs must place their focus on what to do and not to do during coaching conversations and coaching relationships. An effective coaching certification is needed to equip coaches with tools and processes to mitigate the risk of mistakes and negative effects while coaching.

Negative effects of coaching can be defined as unwanted results for the client caused through coaching. These can have a big impact on the wellbeing of the client.

Coaches must be proactive with their approach to avoid the unwanted effects and take precautions during coaching so that it goes according to the ICF set standards and follow a structure.

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5 Ways to Ace Your Coaching Relationship:

  1. Think about long term influences of coaching on the client. Engage clients and find out about the goals that the client wants to set and paths to achieve them. Also, allot each coaching session it is on goal so there is clarity for the client.
  2. Avoid having and imposing personal emotions during coaching. Be empathic and show compassion to your client but don’t get too carried away by emotions. Stay on track, be resilient and don’t let the client’s personal issues come in between your coaching relationship.
  3. Be confident in your abilities as a coach. Gain your training, your certification and the required coaching experience and let your skills do the job for you. Coach with confidence as it is evident to the coachee and can affect your coaching connection.
  4. Try to reduce the stress and emotional exhaustion that comes with coaching. Manage a decent number of clients so it doesn’t take you over the edge. Having an uncontrollable number of clients may lead you to burnout.
  5. Excel at your communication skills. Develop and work actively on improving your communication skills whether it’s the use of open-ended questions or active listening. An effective coach certification program will equip you with the tools and processes necessary to hone your communication skills.

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