Coaching & Training

Let’s talk about Coaching and what it takes to become a Master Coach.

Clearly, to become a master coach you need to learn how to coach and a number of techniques.

In essence your aim as a coach, whether it is how to be a life coach, executive coach, career coach, business coach is to enhance the performance and learning ability of other people.

It involves knowing how to motivate and how to use effective questioning.

It requires giving and receiving feedback.

A super coach knows how to overcome their own blocks and it’s no surprise to find that enlightened leaders are always emotionally engaged.

They understand that coaching by asking is far more powerful than coaching by telling.

And they do this naturally.

In addition to the information below, you may derive some additional resources and ideas to boost your coaching efforts by reading the information on Creative Thinking and Accelerated Learning.

Coaching & Training PART Two

Previously, we said that EIQ is the ability to monitor your own and other people’s emotions. And if you fail to tap into a person’s emotions you will be unable to influence their actions. They will almost certainly find a way to distance themselves from your message. This applies whether your focus is on how to be a life coach, executive coach, career coach, business coach is to enhance the performance and learning ability of other people. However, most coaches focus entirely on a logical approach…

Coaching & Training PART Three

Now, we said that to pursue a goal requires a binding relationship between the situation, thoughts, emotions, and behaviour. And the best framework to adopt is to approach coaching with emotion and logic working in tandem. In this part we will complete the logic and emotion equation and set the scene for moving on to the crucial coaching process of how to use questions with insight. But first, let’s complete the discussion logic and emotion. It seems many coaches are hesitant

Coaching & Training PART Four

We have completed the discussion on logic and emotion. We recognise the best framework is to approach coaching with emotion and logic working in harmony. We began to look at the vital coaching process of mastering the art of asking questions. Here we will continue with how to ask empowering questions. Coaching needs a structure and questions shine the spotlight on what we need to know. All questions contain presuppositions. Generally, we tend to accept these presuppositions…

Coaching & Training PART Five

We looked at questions that empower people. This is achieved by building positive presuppositions into coaching questions. Questions can be very powerful and to make the best use of them it pays to be meticulous – be very precise. Well-constructed, well-directed, emotionally-based questions, can alter the thinking and state of the person you are coaching. A useful process for asking questions has a “What, How, When” structure. Beginning a question with “What” sets up the agenda and points…

Coaching & Training PART Six

We have looked at questions based on a simple yet highly effective structure. Now, we will look at two key areas of EQ. It’s makes sense to realize that there are basically three competencies, in fact – three intelligences: Cognitive Intelligence –Thinking, EIQ – Feeling, and Behavioral Intelligence – Acting. Personal Power comes from a healthy combination of: How I Think! How I Feel! and What I Do! A coach should be emotionally self-aware. This self-awareness is derived from an accurate…

Coaching & Training PART Seven

Two aspects of EQ have been covered. Now we will complete this by looking another two key areas. Understanding emotions means having the ability to possess a better understanding of emotions. If you are weak in this area, it is likely that you will have difficulty connecting with other people and struggle with understanding more complex emotions. It’s probable you will miss the point and be surprised by other people’s emotions. If you are strong in this area it is likely that you will intuitively…

Coaching & Training PART Eight

In this part, we will look at some of the key attributes that distinguishes a master coach from a capable, competent coach. Emotional IQ has several additional competences to the ones already mentioned. A master coach has these skills. These competencies will provide you with the skill to easily motivate both yourself and others, and get the very best out of the people you coach. People sense this concern and will readily respond. If there is a trick, it is to see the world from their perspective. But beware… 

Coaching & Training PART Nine

Here we take a look at simple ways to improve your own skills as you head towards becoming a master coach. It goes without saying that you want to get results for your clients. However, at times getting the best result can seem a bit elusive. It is easy to feel nonplussed about why a session didn’t quite go according to plan – what you truly desired. Now, by seeking to understand your own reasoning, it can build a bridge to an understanding to why you think and behave in the way that you do and why this…

Coaching & Training PART Ten

The brain has evolved overtime. The new brain, the neo-cortex, contains your core cognitive intelligence, and higher brain functions such as thought. It separates humans from other primates. It provides you with the ability to analyse, rationalize and deal with complex intellectual matters. The mid brain, the mammalian brain, primarily looks after your emotions, your gut feelings. The old brain, sometimes known as the reptilian or primitive brain, has been around forever and has…