Coaching Sessions Conducting the coaching session made me reflect on my perception of things and how I could improve for next time. The following questions were the focus of all three coaching sessions: • How effective do you think you were as a coach? • What specific strategies did you use? • What lessons have you learned serving as a coach? • What worked? • What do you plan to do differently during your next coaching session, if anything? These questions served as the basis of the coaching model and helped to reflect how to improve and ask deeper questions.
Coaching Session I: This fist coaching session I felt up prepared to be the coach, | felt confortable been the client. I felt that I was not prepared to coach the client’s areas of concern, because I was unsure if I was headed in the right direction or if I was asking the correct questions to solicit a clear and concise response. It was difficult to ask the appropriate questions to solicit meaningful information to the client with out giving my opinion or any suggestions. As the client I felt confortable and went into depth and helped me analyze some of the issues I face.
It helped me reflect on how I see my work environment and myself; I realized that I had higher expectations than others on the job and for myself. I learned from coaching session is that I needed to be well, prepared, organized and have a focal point to begin session and follow the clients train of though by modifying the direction I needed to go. Preparing in advance discussion topics helped to focus questions and direct session. What worked for me was having a plan to start the lesson. I had prepared a list of questions and had a copy of the job performance wheel were very helpful in guiding the discussion.
What helped was being flexible and not follows a script that allowed for a flow of ideas and reflection. Coaching Session II: For Coaching Session II The Job Performance Wheel was a tool, which provided a starting point the coaching session as well as having previous session notes. Topics discussed by the client were related to interpersonal conflicts, personality issues and pressure at work. The client projected similar issues related to their responsibilities, professionalism and peer expectations. went into deep reflection on new curriculum that they are implementing and are not meeting and her frustration that there is no guidance or background regarding the new curriculum.
Areas of concern and frustration for the client were principal trying to shine at the district offices without taking into account the daily classroom routine and jumping into the next new thing without considering how this would affect staff and the students. I used the above question and my notes from last session and asked supporting questions relevant to the subject that were of concern.
Questions I asked were followed by statements the client made, each statement was followed by a why, who, what, when questions to go in depth into the issue and see if there was a solution or create a plan of action. In this coaching session I felt up prepared to be the coach, I felt confortable been the client. I felt that I was not prepared to coach the client’s areas of concern, because I was unsure if I was headed in the right direction or if I was asking the correct questions to solicit a clear and concise response.
It was difficult to ask the appropriate questions to solicit meaningful information to the client with out giving my opinion or any suggestions. As the client I felt confortable and went into depth and helped me analyze some of the issues I face. It helped me reflect on how I see my work environment and myself; I realized that I had higher expectations than others on the job and for myself. I learned from coaching session is that I even though I thought I was prepared I needed to be organized and follow the clients train of though by modifying the direction of the onversation was going.
Preparing in advance discussion question and topics helped guide the client and have her focus on the issues at hand. Coaching Session III The tool used for this coaching session was the Performance Awareness Appraisal, Performance Wheel, and previous session notes with crafted questions. I also used the above questions to guide the conversation. I prepared questions that would answer the why, when, what and who from conversation of previous sessions. I also had had follow up questions to issues addressed in previous sessions and what would be next steps.
In conducting this session I felt more prepared and ready for the session. The previous two sessions allowed me to build up confidante and assurance that I was doing a good job. I was better prepared because I knew my client and I knew the issues she faced, how she felt and how she dealt with the issues. By knowing my client I was better prepared to guide her in a deep analyses of the situation and guide her to come up with strategies for working out some of her issues. I learned that creating a safe nonjudgmental environment allowed for the client to open up and discuss the issues in more detail.
This allowed for the client to be vulnerable and discuss her flaws and mistakes she had made. What worked for me was preparing questions in advance and having my notes from previous sessions. This allowed me to be prepared and guide the conversation to ensure the client reflects and go deeper into the issue to find they why. Reflection After conduction all three sessions I realized that being a coach is difficult and one has to be prepared for any eventuality. By this I mean that I need to know my client and prepare for every session to make the client think and process issues in a depth and make the session meaningful.
Every time I thought I was prepared I realized after the session that I was not. I thought the conversation would go one way and it would go another. The more I thought and prepare on how to assist my client it was never enough. I did feel that after each conversation the client felt better and had a plan. When I became the client I did feel better with more direction after reflecting on the issues we discussed. My coach asked questions that allowed me to reflect and think about how I see and handle certain situations.
For example, some issues I had at my job site I had no control over and I had to learn of a way to let go, working on it. I really enjoyed this assignment because I learned a lot about myself. After conducting the three session I feel that I have learned a lot from being a coach. I need to listen to my client and hear what they are saying and how they are saying it to help them. I also learned that I worry about things I have no control off and I need to worry about things I can control and not take things to personally.