Article by Doug Cooper July 2015
Thinking back to when we have been coached I am sure some memories will make us smile and some we would rather forget. As a coach there is nothing better then having learners smiling all the time – because if they are smiling they are learning! The question is when we are being coached, what is it that makes it a positive experience or what is it that makes it negative? When we are coaching, what is it we do to create that positive experience, or what do we do that could make it negative?I am prepared to take a chance… I reckon I know why your experience was positive or more importantly why it was negative! I would bet my bottom dollar that it all came down to the learning environment that was created, it was one that either worked for you or did not. Take a minute to reflect on a positive/negative coaching experience; try and work out the route cause of the reason behind the experience, I am sure it will be learning environment related, but what exactly?