What are the Key Coaching Competencies?

Competency can be defined as the ability to do something effectively and efficiently. It is a measurable ability that you have in relation to a certain objective that represents your capacity for action.

1. Setting the  foundation:

This is one of the most basic and primary coaching competencies required by the coach. Here the coach would facilitate the coachee with the basic idea of coaching and the norms attached to it. Once the foundation of the coaching session is set, it becomes easier for the coachee to flow smoothly with the session.

2. Co-creating the relationship:

Coaching is not a one-session event. Generally, it extends over a period of 6 to 8 sessions depending on the coachee’s desired outcome. For this, the coach needs to foster a friendly and warm yet professional relationship with the coachee. This coaching competency is all about establishing a relationship that is most conducive to the coaching process.

3. Communicating       Effectively: 

One of the key tools/skills used by the coach is communication. The entire process of coaching is dependent on this one tool without which it will be difficult for the coachee to understand and work towards his/her desired outcome.

4. Facilitating Learning and Results:

Once the process of coaching is set and adhered to by the coachee, it is important to ensure that there are visible or measurable results. These results will help the coach identify the effectiveness of the coaching tool/model used and decide whether to continue or change the process/model.

Let's recap

1. Setting the foundation 2. Co-creating the relationship 3. Communicating Effectively 4. Facilitating Learning and Results

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