Coaching Gone Bad! Lessons Learned the Hard Way

mistakeWhat are the typical mistakes that new coaches make?

Here’s the short list:
• Trying to fix the other person.
• Diagnosing problems vs. Tapping into the greatness in the other person
• Working harder than the person you are coaching.
• Worry about what you are going to say when the person you are coaching stops talking.
• Deciding what the focus of the coaching session will be.

Okay, true confessions—the above are the mistakes I made as a new coach.

I was fortunate! I had a mentor-coach that I was working with. My mentor-coach helped me identify and learn from my mistakes.

No kidding….As a recovering Fixer, I spent an entire year learning how to see the greatness in those I was coaching.

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