Many people are unaware that there are a number of different coaching styles that can be used by a coach. Let’s have a look at 5 of these different coaching styles.
* Solution Coaching — The coach will identify symptoms, find out the source of those symptoms, and then work with a person to find a solution.
* Shift Coaching Model — When a person isn’t able to determine how to achieve their goals, a shift in thinking can help. The coach can help a person to step back, shift, and then move forward.
* Deep Coaching — There can be a shift in basic beliefs over time until these beliefs simply are not true any longer. The coach can help a person dig deep to discover the ‘out of date truth’ which a person can then align with the reality of today.
* Performance Coaching Model — For the client that is competitive, the coach can help by developing a persuasive goal, creating milestones to help you focus on your goals, and building momentum through reporting daily.
* Acceptance Coaching Model — Rather than a person trying to overcome a weakness, the coach can help to accept it and use it to their advantage.
As you can see, there are many different ways that business coaching can be approached. It can pay to match the coach’s style with your needs to get the best results. Talk to the coach you are considering hiring and see what style they use. Don’t be afraid to ask questions so you make the right choice.