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Coaching for Commitment: Achieving Superior Performance from Individuals and Teams, Third Edition by Dennis Kinlaw, Amy Zehnder, Cindy Coe

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3.1. Coaching Prism

Part of making the shift to the coach role is about following a defined coaching process, which includes the use of a coaching model and clearly defined coaching skills. The coaching process is represented by the Coaching Prism (see Figure 3.2).

Figure 3.2. Coaching Prism

When the elements defined in the Coaching Prism are applied to your coaching conversations, you will be well on your way to becoming a skillful coach.

Before we get into the four elements of the Coaching Prism, it is helpful to recall how a prism works. A single ray of light enters one side of a prism, the components of the prism refract the light, and ...

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