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 ...