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.
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.
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.
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.