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Effective Coaching Strategies

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Effective Coaching Strategies

Coaching Modules

Our Effective Coaching e-learning course provides modules covering: a coaching framework, coaching process and procedures, and coaching best practices.

Note that some professional coaches seek consulting time with us to double check learning and to discuss key coaching cases. We are delighted to be a supportive community for coaches; an independent consulting arrangement can be made by contacting us at 336-774-0330 or

This course has three modules:

Module One: Coaching: A Framework

The purpose of this module is to provide the coach with an orientation to a coaching framework related to the variables that have been shown to be most essential in a coaching relationship.

You should see this as an introduction to the key aspects of coaching that require deeper exploration and enrichment. Our overall goal is to introduce you to capstone topics and issues and to encourage you to further your competence through training and supervised practice.

This is one aspect of a larger learning journey to being an effective coach. Also, we are aware of our own biases in coaching that are grounded in leadership development and individual effectiveness. In an effort to be as intellectually honest with you as possible, our assumptions (which we will share a number of times) are:

  • Coaching effectiveness is tied to the coach's development. If you are not learning and growing as a coach and professional, you are going to limit the range of effectiveness you have as a coach.
  • Self-awareness leads to understanding how we behave, how our behavior affects others, and what we might learn to do in the future.

Behavior is influenced by the situation, learning, dispositions, and developmental readiness. If, as coaches, we are not attending to these influences on ourselves and on our coachees, we are likely to miss many opportunities to enrich our coaching and our lives.

Module Two: Coaching — Processes and Procedures

One example of a coaching process/procedure is contracting.

Coaches have an explicit and a psychological contract with coachees. The explicit contract should outline the following:

  • Nature of the coaching relationship
  • Number of anticipated sessions
  • Types of assessments to be used
  • Statement of confidentiality and data protection
  • Limits of the coaching relationship
  • Nature of communication between coach and coachee related to appointments and follow-up conversations
  • Data-sharing and hold-harmless agreements (if needed)

Module Three: Coaching Best Practices

This module covers three broad categories of best practice as a coach. First, there are problematic situations for which a coach needs to prepare. While coaches are guided by laws and policies of organizations, there are various universal standards that apply. Using cases that coaches are likely to confront, we can build capacity for responding. With each case, you will be asked to consider the nature of the situation, probable challenges, and various responses.

A second set of best practices involve strategies and suggestions to address special tasks or stages in coaching. These topics are driven by research findings related to the role of feedback, assessment strategies, and techniques.

Finally, we include some tips for the specific kind of coaching in which you are engaged, but you are invited to review them all. You will find materials on Leadership Coaching, Emotional Intelligence Coaching, and Type Development Coaching.

Contact us for details: 336.774.0330 or