- Use of silence: the coach asks a question or makes a statement and lets the resulting silence do the 'heavy lifting'
- Prolonged eye contact: eye contact can be supportive but prolonged eye contact can be intense, particularly when accompanying silence
- Probing questions: 'what else?', 'what more could you do?', 'what are you avoiding?'
- Challenging statements: 'I think you could aim higher than that...', 'that sounds too easy', 'I'm sure your boss is expecting more'
- Use an approach opposite to the coachee's usual style - if the individual has a fast-paced, active approach the coach could adopt a slower, reflective style.
About Ian Day
Ian is an inspirational coach, facilitator and speaker working at Board and management level for blue chip international clients to create sustained individual and business change. Everything he does is to help people unlock their potential and achieve greatness. He specialises in individual and team development within an organisational context. His coaching style balances challenge with support to create sustained change. Please contact him if you would like to discuss this in more detail via www.challengingcoaching.co.uk
Ian graduated with a degree in psychology and spent over 20 years in human resource and development roles in a variety of large organisations within the leisure and tourism, healthcare and utilities sectors including head of talent for an international FTSE100 group, responsible for group-wide talent management, leadership development, executive coaching and performance management. In this role Ian was coached which was an inspiring turning point in his life and led him to study for an advanced diploma in coaching and mentoring, a certificate in counselling and to his current work as a coach and leadership consultant. Ian’s interest in psychology has never left him as he applies models and theories in his work with individuals and teams, frequently using psychometric personality profiles to create within clients the awareness and energy to change. Ian believes that everyone has greatness within them, and he works to release this potential in leaders by applying the model and skills of FACTScoaching. For corporate work visit www.personal-best .com and for CPD for coaches please visit www.FACTScoaching.com to find out more.