2Getting in Shape to Coach

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Learning Objectives

By the end of this chapter, you should be able to:

• Describe your coaching mission.

• Execute the four primary roles of a coach.

• Implement three techniques for building rapport with coachees.

• Select the coaching relationships in which you want to invest the most time.

• Utilize your coaching style for maximum effectiveness.

Have you ever participated in a sport or played an instrument? Perhaps you exercise as part of your daily routine or act in a local theater group? If you do any of these things, you know the importance of preparation—whether you are getting ready to play a set of tennis, perform ...

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