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Organising and Planning

Plan effectively, save time and ensure a great coaching experience

To plan effectively: 

  • Be organised! Always have a plan in place that you’re able to deliver on. This is part and parcel of creating a great experience that encourages people to keep coming back. 
  • Give yourself time to reflect, and to let the outcomes of that inform your coaching practice. Reflection is a ‘magic ingredient’ that can have a big impact on coaching craft. 
  • Understand the coaching models and theories that can guide your approach and inform session design. They can be particularly useful in ensuring that your sessions are inclusive. 
  • Learn to apply evidence-based insight to your coaching practice. You can learn a lot from the findings of experts and researchers and use their results to adapt your sessions. 
  • Get to grips with the art of goal-setting. The goals that you help the people you coach set can inform session design and ensure that you are engaging with their key motivations and reasons for attending. 
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Being able to deliver great coaching experiences for the people taking part in your sessions may challenge you to execute different coaching skills