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Coaching People: Expert Solutions to Everyday Challenges by Harvard Business School Press

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How to Manage a Coaching Session

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Much of the coaching you’ll do will be informal and impromptu as situations arise. However, as part of the process, both coach and coachee arrange for some formal sessions to plan and review the coaching process.

Prepare for the coaching session

Arrange for a private room or space where both of you will feel comfortable. Make sure there will be no interruptions during your meeting; for example, remove or disable telephones and mobile phones.

Both participants need to create a discussion plan for the session. As you prepare your plan, consider the following:

  • In what area is the coaching needed?
  • What are the desired ...

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