Why Coaching Matters
Coaching is a valuable tool for personal and professional development, helping individuals to set goals, overcome obstacles, and achieve success. It provides a supportive and challenging environment for growth and learning, and can be customized to meet the unique needs of each individual. Coaching can help individuals to improve their performance, increase their confidence, and achieve their full potential.
- Coaching vs. Managing
Eli defines the difference between coaching and managing by explaining a common pattern he sees with first-time managers: expecting to control the actions of your direct reports, rather than focusing your team on teaching them how to perform well.
How to Coach
Effective coaching requires a range of skills and techniques, including active listening, questioning, and feedback. Coaches must be able to establish rapport and trust with their clients, and create a safe and supportive environment for learning and growth. They must also be able to help their clients set clear goals, develop action plans, and track progress. Coaching is a collaborative process that requires both coach and client to be fully engaged and committed to the process.
- GitLab's Handbook on Coaching
GitLab's internal guide to coaching covers: • How coaches coach, including the different hats for different conversations and the GROW Model • Attributes of a coachee • Trust and Coaching • Planning for Action
- The Best Managers Don’t Fix, They Coach — Four Tools to Add to Your Toolkit
Anita covers: • The Default Approach: Fixing • Why Managers Are Prone To Fixing: • The Alternative Approach: Coaching • Coaching 101 = Empathetic Listening + Open And Honest Questions • Four Practical Coaching Tools For Managers • Coaching Tool #1: Outcome Shift • Coaching Tool #2: Options Exploration • Coaching Tool #3: Acknowledging Strengths • Coaching Tool #4: Uncovering Limiting Beliefs • Coaching In Practice, and When Not To Use Coaching • Getting Started With Coaching