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The Coaching Manual: The Definitive Guide to the Process, Principles and Skills of Personal Coaching, Second edition by Julie Starr

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Chapter 3. Coaching principles or beliefs

Operating principles for coaches

There are certain principles of perspective and belief that support collaborative coaching. A room may be full of fabulous coaches who all look different, sound different and appear different. However, when they coach, they are operating from a set of common beliefs. For example, they all believe in the power of coaching and they all believe that they can coach. These assumptions and beliefs are what help define effective coaching. The coaching beliefs we’ll cover in this chapter are:

  • I will maintain my commitment to support the individual.

  • My coaching relationships are built upon truth, openness and trust.

  • The coachee is responsible for the results they are creating.

  • The coachee ...

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