Effective listening skills are a pre-requisite of a good coach with a good coach spending far more time listening than talking.
When engaged in everyday conversation it is very easy to become distracted with our own thoughts and opinions. However, when you are coaching, the session belongs to the coachee and therefore you should put our own agenda, opinions and judgements aside.
As a coach, when you listen effectively you are:
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