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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 10. Summary and close

Key points of learning

Collaborative coaching is an effective, respectful approach

Collaborative coaching is effective because of the underlying principles that support it, namely:

  • The coachee appreciates being really listened to and the effort the coach makes to understand them.

  • The relationship is based on equality, which encourages openness and trust. The coach is not claiming to have all the answers and the coachee feels their contribution is valuable.

  • Insights, perspectives and ideas are highly relevant to the coachee and they relate to them with both ownership and responsibility.

  • Most ideas and actions come from the coachee, which means responsibility for completing actions also stays with the coachee.

  • Solutions emerge ...

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