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Business Coaching and Mentoring For Dummies by Steve Crabb, Marie Taylor

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Chapter 4

Developing the Skills and Knowledge Base of a Coach and Mentor

In This Chapter

arrow Creating great coaching conversations

arrow Knowing your client’s business

arrow Managing client sessions

arrow Working with frameworks

arrow Supporting clients in particular circumstances

Skills and knowledge are often underestimated in the world of coaching.

Whether it’s face-to-face webinars, online courses, reading, practice groups, supervision, coach mentoring or personal coaching, do whatever it takes to develop your practice for you and for your clients. ‘Whatever it takes’ doesn’t mean you have to follow the latest fad sold to you by someone who swears that her practice has improved twentyfold since she went into the forest with a sensory awareness group and danced around a fire pit calling in the spirit of the goddess of coaching. No matter how much people try to convince you, these kinds of activities aren’t a requirement in the world of business coaching and mentoring.

In this chapter, we set out some of the ...

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