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New to coaching


I have several years experience in designing and delivering training to groups, however my role is now being expanded to incorporate one-to-one coaching. I am both excited and nervous about my new responsibilities.... excited, as I believe it can add great value to the business...nervous, as I don't currently feel well equipped enough to deal with some of the personal issues that may come out of the process! Hence my plea!

Can anyone suggest an appropriate or tried and tested method of developing these skills through coaching/mentoring/training?
Laura Wright

6 Responses

  1. Coaching Skills Development
    Suggest you contact Newcastle College Flexible Learning Unit about their distance learning programme on performance coaching. This is a modular programme comprising both theory and practice.

  2. On the coach

    You could try working with a coach, that way you’ll learn from both ends of the spectrum. Talk through the sorts of issues you’re worried about facing. I’ve been in a similar spot and that helped for me.

    Good luck in the new role

  3. confidence building
    I’ve found that new coaches need to build confidence and to look at their own experiences ‘under the spot light’. If you are going to coach 1-on-1 then you need to be confident in your own experiences and to be able to analyse them effectively. I suggest you sit down with a mentor and work through these step by step.

    With the new coaches I’ve trained/supported confidence came through experience but could be speeded up by an external (trusted) viewpoint

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  4. one to one
    Try Fiona Eldridge at the Coaching and Communication Centre. With her colleague, Sabine Dembowski, she’s researched and developed an international best practice model of coaching, which is being implemented at senior level in European companies and also at local authority level in the UK.

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    Good luck with the new role!

  5. Coaching and mentoring
    Having just got to grips with ILM’s “Coaching and Mentoring” training programmes (for EV training purposes) they could be of use to you. Depends how much information/training you are seeking.


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  6. I’ve something that may help

    If you give me your email address I will email you a PDF of an article I wrote for Fenaman’s Coach the Coach resource. It’s called The Trainer as Coach and I think it may help.



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