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10 Steps to Successful Coaching by Sophie Oberstein

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STEP FOUR

Find Out About Your Coachee

OVERVIEW

Discussion of personality typing What input to gather and how to do it How to conduct personal observations How to uncover your coachee’s values, skills, and accomplishments

 

It took a tragedy in our workplace—a premature death—for us to learn the intricate details of the life of one of our colleagues (whom I’ll call Vince). We’d known Vince as a quiet person and a hard worker, someone who was often at work late into the night. You could always turn to Vince for help with a project. We knew he was married and had adult children. I spoke with his department head shortly after Vince’s funeral, and he told me, “Vince was always an enigma. I didn’t know him until I heard his family and friends talking ...

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