What is Coaching ?
Having 1:1 conversations to enhance 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 reinforce 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 Coach?
A coach provides guidance, advice, feedback, and support to the student, serving as a role model, facilitator, mentor, counsellor, 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 for 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 up with the curriculum.
- Time Management.
- Other financial, emotional and health issues.
- Performance hindrances.
- Demotivation – Unable to drive forward.
- Have the necessary skill but 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 #help-desk channel.