What is Coaching?
Having 1:1 conversations enhances an individual’s skills, knowledge, or work performance. The focus is to set objectives within a specified time limit.
Coaching helps in identifying a student’s strengths and weaknesses and reinforcing them with constructive changes. A coach should be able to challenge someone, their attitudes, beliefs, and perspectives, ultimately making them accountable for their actions and goals.
Who is a Career Coach?
A coach provides guidance, advice, feedback, and support to the student, serving as a role model, facilitator, mentor, counselor, advisor, or advocate, depending on the goals and objectives negotiated with the student.
The primary focus is on guiding them but not problem-solving.
When is Coaching required?
Coaching is required when a student is unable to adhere to a specific system, its values, and conducts.
Coach-Student relationships are based on trust, confidentiality, mutual respect, and sensitivity. Coaching requires clear boundaries between the coach and student to which you should be involved in agreeing. The coach should respect confidentiality and not discuss his or her students’ merits or failings with others while supporting self-directed learning and development.
Why do students reach out to a coach?
- Have issues with learning or training.
- Unable to cope with the curriculum.
- Time Management.
- Other financial, emotional, and health issues.
- Performance hindrances.
- Demotivation – Unable to drive forward.
- Have the necessary skill but are unable to focus.
- Worried about giving the same effort going forward.
- Stress from the family.
- Worried about Placements.
- Unable to establish trust with the system.
- Self-confidence issues
How to reach out to a Career-Coach?
By asking for help on the #help-desk channel.