Not Mentoring: Mentor should have a long term experience in the field. Not Teaching: You can coach in a field that you don't know.


  • Partnering
  • Thought Provoking
  • Creative
  • Maximizes the personal and professional potential

Skills of a Coach

  • Creating a Safe Space
    • Creating a deeply non-judgmental space.
  • Ask great questions and Listen
    • Taking the Balcony View together
    • Tap into your natural curiosity
  • Honoring Ethics of Coaching
    • Respecting privacy
    • Holding power responsibility : Thin line between influencing vs manipulation.

Signal vs Noise

  • Signal: Good quality information that can be action-ed
  • Noise: Low quality information.

Coach should amplify the signal.

GROW Model

  • Goal
  • Reality
  • Options
  • Will

Coaching as a leadership style

A Process

Pre Work

  • Set up time for it
  • Tune into the other person
  • Intentionality
  • "Be Empty", don't have per-conceived notions.

Goal Questions

  • What is your intent
  • Bring it to here and now.
  • What does success look like
  • Define a few milestones
  • SMART Goals
    • Specific
    • Measurable
    • Actionable
    • Realistic
    • Time bound


  • Where
  • When
  • What
  • Who
  • How
  • Keep Why out of the questions.
  • "What have you tried"
  • "What is stopping you"
  • Probe till you reach SMART goals.


  • Creative playful stance
  • What are the plan B,C and D
  • Brainstorming


  • 'Right-size' of first steps
  • Inspiring outcome