Can great coaching leaders help their organizations thrive in the coming year? I’ve been a coach for almost 30 years. I was taught how by a number of fantastic coaches and teachers.
What makes great coaching leaders?
My best clients are great coaching leaders who all share two qualities. One, they serve others with their lives and gifts. Second, they help others develop their gifts and strengths by leveraging coaching in their leadership development activities. I believe great coaching leaders are the future of life and business.
I got my formal coaching training from Thomas Leonard. Before I met Thomas and his team, I thought I knew a lot about executive coaching and advising.
Great coaching leaders aren’t perfect
Thomas Leonard brought a human side to my coaching relationships. The human side of coaching has allowed me to keep many of my clients for over 20 years. No matter what I’m doing, my clients just keep hanging around. I believe it’s because of what I learned from Thomas about human relationships.
For 2021 I’m returning to coaching. I want you to get excited about the possibility of becoming a great coaching leader in the coming year. All successful serving leaders are great coaches and teachers.
Today I’m going to share the 15 Coachville Coaching Proficiencies. It has been almost 20 years since I started using them. Whenever I return to them, they seem more powerful than they were when I learned about them. They resonate more with me every year.
From hospice to corporate boardrooms
In a variety of situations from personal to professional; from hospice to corporate boardrooms. These simple tools can empower you to build extraordinary relationships with anyone you choose.
The original proficiencies are the intellectual property of Coachville. Thousands of different coaches have adopted these ideas into their coaching practices. If you want to learn more, please visit the Coachville site.
I’ve shared my own understanding of what clients can use in today’s digital age. They are based on Thomas’s original efforts. Thomas Leonard’s work continues to lead many people to coaching and a better understanding of the human condition.
15 Coaching proficiencies can transform your coaching
Over the next several weeks I plan to share these 15 proficiencies in depth with you. And why they work well today and in the future. My goal is to help you become great coaching leaders. Take this quick assessment to see if your ready for the next stage of your journey. Do you:
- Engage people in provocative conversations?
- Help your team members become more self-aware?
- Elicit greatness from the people you interact with?
- Enjoy the people you work with on a regular basis?
- Expand your people possibilities?
- Navigate out of curiosity?
- Find perfection in every situation?
- Help your people focus in on what’s important?
- Keep yourself out of the coaching conversation?
- Share what you see?
- Champion your peoples activities?
- Support people on their journey into new opportunities?
- Build your coaching relationship on the truth?
- Design supportive environments for growth?
- Respect the person’s humanity?
How many of these proficiencies would you like in your coach? How many of these do you have when working with the people in your life? Thomas was incredibly clear with his original proficiencies. As a professional writer, I cannot imagine the time he invested to make them easily understandable to any audience.
Make great coaching your leadership legacy
As Thomas Leonard would suggest, make them your own. After twenty years of using them, I have changed the language to better fit who I am in my coaching relationships.
My style and personality are more assertive than many coaches I know. My goal is to be a serving leader who coaches.
If you want a different perspective on coaching leaders Berkshire Hathaway is a great example to learn from, and a client. Can Warren Buffett Teach You About Coaching Leaders?
What’s your goal for 2021?
See you next week.