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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 7. Coaching assignment: structure and process

Building a good supporting structure or process is key to the overall success of a coaching assignment. Several factors that alter the effectiveness of coaching are independent of what actually happens in each session. These factors include length of sessions, duration between sessions, keeping appropriate notes and records, etc.

Logically, the initial coaching sessions will be distinct from, say, the final sessions, as the objectives for those sessions are different. At the beginning of a coaching assignment we’re placing more emphasis on seeking to understand the coachee and their goals. By the final sessions we’re consolidating our learning and finding ways to continue learning. We need to ...

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