5 Tips for Successful Performance Coaching

The art and science of coaching individuals into living and working at their best is an invaluable skill to possess. Managers, supervisors, health care professionals, trainers and team leaders all can testify to the many benefits of getting their employees, clients, patients, direct reports and participants ( coachees ) taking positive action. Knowing how to coach a coachee to un-learn non-supportive ways of thinking and acting by developing new and more forward moving habits is the start of freedom from fears and limiting behaviours which hold back many people and result in significant costs to organizations. Here are five proven tips to get your employees performing at their full potential. When these five tips are put together they form our IDARE coaching framework, a simple yet powerful way to keep people moving forward.

Here’s the first step in the framework:

I- Intention

“What you do serve as a proof of what you believe”_ Simon Sinek, Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire

There is a growing body of research that speak to the fact that many, if not most people know what they do and a good number know how they do things, but the vast majority  do not know why they do what they do. This is why the IDARE framework starts with Intention which is a powerful motivator and influencer. This is the strategy behind the IDARE Coaching Framework, it uses what coachees believe and value most to get them to change their behaviour on their own accord! In performance coaching we show you how to use IDARE starting with Intention to ask powerful questions such as:

  • What do I believe?
  • Why do I do what I do?
  • How can I?
  • What is my purpose?

Imagine being able to get your direct reports thinking this strategically? This means freeing up your time to look ahead and create greater wins for your organization overall. It allows you to sharpen your saw by working on more long term projects rather than spending your days putting out fires that only start up again the very next day!

Next post I will show you how to expand on Intention and use the 3 game-changers to influence intention.

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