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Guide to Successful Executive Coaching—Management Development by Mark David

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Step 1: Build Trust and Rapport

The first critical step to coaching executives within your organization is to earn their trust. You must gain respect, trust, and rapport in order for the executive to listen to you and accept what you have to offer. Don't act as if you have something to prove; rather, show your knowledge and credibility through your professional behavior, your preparedness and expertise, and your familiarity with the challenges they face.

Once you've gained their trust and respect, and you've begun to build rapport, they will hear you, share with you, and be open to changing their behavior to move to their next level of achievement. There are many ways you can build a relationship of trust and model behaviors that executives ...

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