You know I’m a big fan of the coaching competencies. I also know that there are 12 of them and many more PCC competency markers and it’s hard to keep them all in your head when you’re in a coaching conversation.
Each moment of a coaching conversation offers us a choice of what move to make next. Here are the basic moves we can make:
- Ask a question
- Offer an observation
- Offer an assessment (observation + interpretation)
- Paraphrase for clarity
- Stay in silence
Any of these moves, when done in service to client and what they want from the coaching conversation, keep you firmly in the coach role.
(with gratitude to my fellow Georgetown Leadership Coaching faculty members who created this list)