Coaching for all

You cannot teach a man anything. You can only help him discover it within himself.‘                          Galileo


Why coaching for all?

If you want to help people develop & grow in a sustainable way, where changed behaviour leads to real results, then “telling them what to do & hoping they do it” is not enough.

More & more people are realising that the focused support possible from one to one coaching is the way to help this type of change to happen.

“Coaching for all” is about creating a format that makes real coaching available to anyone

Empowering conversations

Peter Hawke

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Empowering coaches

“Coaching for All” is designed to help organisations identify and empower “competent non-professionals”, who will grow into effective coaches.

In businesses, this can be:

  1. managers wanting to do more than just appraisals;

  2. organisations wanting to create “coach” roles to help grow their staff;

  3. teams wanting to create coaching groups.

In non-profit/ charity organisations, this is likely to involve involve empowering volunteer coaches to work with groups including:

  1. young people

  2. the unemployed,

  3. those recovering from illness,

  4. ex-offenders,

  5. those returning after career breaks, etc..

helping them find direction & motivation, set goals & take steps towards them.

Five frogs are sitting on a log. Four decide to jump off. How many are left? Answer: Five. Why? Because there's a difference between deciding & doing.
Mark L. Feldman & Michael F. Spratt,  'Five Frogs on a Log'

So can anyone coach?

The answer is clearly “probably not everyone”, BUT we believe a lot of people could be coaching and helping others make valuable changes in their lives.

The “coaching for all” process recognises that many people are already using coaching skills without realising it, in their caring relationships with colleagues, friends and family, and beyond,

AND it’s often a small step to grow this into a formal “coaching role”, reframing it as simply having “empowering conversations” with people.

AND it’s achievable with:

  1. Coach Cards, with the questions to ask,

  2. Coaching Notes cards, to log the answers,

  3. example conversations to read,

  4. introductory training,

  5. appropriate ongoing support.

Changing the whole way we think about coaching

Qualities of a coach?

Coaches can have special impact, but are not special people.

Coaching can simply be an empowering conversation.

Coaching is a set of learnable skills, with a caring open mindset. including:

  1. a genuine but “hands off” interest in the other person, their issues & well-being

  2. a desire to be empathic, accepting and non-judgmental, to support the coachee to explore their issues

  3. to be able to ask specific (supplied) questions, listen for the answers & ask further questions based on those answers

  4. to be able to summarise what the coachee is saying & reflect it back to the coachee

  5. to work with the presupposition that “it’s all about the coachee”, helping them find the resources to make their own decisions & take their own steps forward.

Find out about the materials, training & support

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  1. BulletCoach Cards with the structure & questions

  2. BulletCoach Note Cards to log what’s discussed

  3. BulletExample conversations

  4. BulletOptions for training workshops & materials

  5. BulletPossible ongoing support