What To Say When You Want To Coach Someone

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Asking coaching questions and giving objective feedback

People learn best when discovering things for themselves, so when coaching it's best to help the other person think through a problem or task using questions. Learn these practical phrases to use when coaching someone.

Summary of learning messages

  • Be clear about your intention
    As a coach you aren’t giving your opinion or sharing your knowledge

  • Questions are powerful coaching tools
    Asking questions enables the other person to think for themselves

  • Give objective feedback like a mirror
    Describe what you observe, so the other person can ‘see’ for themselves

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