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Observing body language and non-verbal behaviour

As a coach you must be aware of both the impact of your own body language and non-verbal behaviour and be conscious of your coachee’s behaviour.

Regarding your own behaviour, building a good-quality coaching relationship will require you to be consistent in your behaviour, words and actions towards others, not only during coaching sessions but at all times. As a coach your coachees will notice not only what you are saying but how you say it and what you are doing while you are communicating with them. The quality of your relationship, particularly concerning developing rapport, trust and mutual respect, will be defined by both the words and more importantly your non-verbal behaviour and body ...

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