There are a number of essential coaching skills a good coach should possess in order to help a coachee effectively and a good coach will continually seek to develop these skills further as part of their continuing professional development.
In this section these skills are explained with coaching tips on how you can develop yourself in each of these areas.
At this stage please don't treat this list as exhaustive, there's still a number of tips that we need to include so please bookmark the page so that you can dip in again when the time is appropriate.
To complement this section use the coaching tools pages as well. These pages will help you to assess your own skills and also add to your own coaching toolkit. We also have recommended books and CDs which will give you more insight into each one of these.
Co-active Coaching: New Skills for Coaching People Toward Success in Work and Life by Laura Whitworth, Henry Kimsey-House, Karen Kimsey-House, and Phil Sandahl (Paperback - 15 Feb 2007)
The Solutions Focus: Making Coaching and Change Simple Paul Z Jackson & Mark McKergow, Nicholas Brealy International
Coaching Manual: The Definitive Guide to the Process, Principles & Skills of Personal Coaching by Julie Starr (Paperback - 8 Nov 2007)
Coaching Skills: A Handbook by Jenny Rogers (Paperback - 1 Mar 2008)