Chapter 22

Ten Ways to Enhance Your Coaching Skills

In This Chapter

  • Making on-going discoveries
  • Staying curious and open to everything you don't know
  • Gaining insights from other coaches and professionals
  • Giving back to the coaching community

I was like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.

– Isaac Newton

Coaching involves a commitment to continuous personal growth by the coach, and this development can take place in a variety of settings. An accredited coach-training programme is a good starting point to build your skills, even though not all established coaches have any formal coach training. To be an NLP coach, you need to precede the coach training with NLP training until you reach Master Practitioner level.

image You can find details of accredited training programmes by looking at the websites of the key professional coaching bodies:

As you pursue your interest in coaching, every client and coaching session teaches you something new. When you relax, approach what you don't know with humility, and stay curious and uncertain about having ...

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