While the question, “What are the characteristics of a good leadership coach?” seems basic, there are, however, some essential qualities a coach must aim to imbibe.
If your client isn’t clear with their thought process, as a coach it is paramount to listen attentively with compassion and empathy, and not lose patience.
With empathy and active listening, you should be able to guide your coachee to dig deeper into the subject matter.
A coach should be able to connect the gap between two sessions by using anecdotes & threads from previous conversations, making the coaching journey seamless.
To help make the coaching journey seamless, taking notes is great practice, especially immediately after a session. This helps the coach capture subtle nuances & insights while they are still fresh, which can be referred to later.
Read the article to get the complete list of must-have characteristics and start implementing them in your coaching practice!