Characteristics of a Coach – Do You Recognize Yourself?
What makes a perfect coach? What are those personal characteristics and skills that separate an average coach from a top-notch one? Is it the flow and structure of a session or a coach’s inner qualities; a technique or the art of coaching? We are sure that there is no such thing as one specific key characteristic that makes a perfect coach. What the best coaches have in common is the fact that they believe in themselves, they don’t underestimate themselves, they know how to spark a change and achieve results. To put it simply – they know how to do their job effectively.
If you interact with various coaches, you will notice four key characteristics that differentiate top coaches from ordinary ones:
- They really want to help their clients.
- They have very high personal standards and ambitions.
- They had been through coaching training that is in accordance with the highest international coaching standards.
- They have a high level of self-awareness and an eagerness to pursue further professional improvement.
Of course, we can always highlight other important characteristics that describe great coaches:
- High level of emotional intelligence
- Ability to see the big picture while focusing on important details
- Supreme communication skills
- High amount of consideration, care and respect for clients
- Imagination, intuition, curiosity
- Creativity, innovation, eagerness to continuously learn and explore new coaching methodologies
- Quick learning with high level of dedication
- Humbleness and openness to differences
- Understanding coaching as a profession for lifetime
- Understanding coaching as a two-way exchange of energy and learning
To what extent do you recognize these characteristics as yours? Do you have the personality of a great coach? A lot of these characteristics can be developed through high-quality training such as “The Art and Science of Coaching”. Find out more about our training program at following link: http://www.erickson-coaching.at/tasc