Army Family Team Building

Level III

Coaching and Mentoring

Coaching
Definition
Coaching is the art of improving the performance of others. Closes the gap between an individual’s level of performance and the desired one Helps to increase one’s motivational level

Length
One coaching session or multiple sessions over a long period of time

Characteristics
Teaches those with less knowledge and experience Tells others what to do and then let them do it Offers skills and tools for others to be independent and successful Works with the individual to correct problems as they arise Knows the job and the people doing the job Asks questions instead of providing answers and focuses on the positive Makes others believe in themselves and their abilities Acts with confidence and persistence Brings positive energy to every encounter

Attributes
Positive Enthusiastic Supportive Trusting Focused Goal-oriented Knowledgeable Observant Respectful Patient Clear Assertive

2006/7

3.9 Handout

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