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Coaching with NLP For Dummies® by Kate Burton

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Share Your Knowledge with Others

When you're invited to teach somebody else what you know – guess what! – you have to unpack your knowledge in fine detail, a process that ultimately improves your own understanding.

Find opportunities to talk about coaching in general and how you coach. Run through your favourite tips and tools. Put yourself in the hot seat and do live demonstrations of your coaching, coaching someone through a life or work goal using the well-formed outcome process in Chapter 7 or assisting in planning for a difficult conversation or meeting, which is covered in Chapter 14.

Another way to share your coaching knowledge is to teach someone what you know about the core coaching competencies, such as asking powerful questions or active listening.

image Think back to something you recently learnt. Or consider when you learnt to ride a bicycle or drive a car. Notice how your learning naturally goes through four stages:

  1. Unconsciously incompetent: before you began to study.
  2. Consciously incompetent: the wobbly time when you're suddenly aware of what you don't know.
  3. Consciously competent: when you proceed with caution and are aware of how to follow a process.
  4. Unconsciously competent: when you relax, let go and can do it!

As you teach others, you realise how far you've come.

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