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Helping people change

Helping people change The purpose of coaching is to help people change, but real change is difficult for most adults. Of the two approaches to coaching - directive and nondirective - the latter is more effective in helping people change, and it is what most coachees prefer. In nondirective coaching, coaches primarily ask questions, listen, and act as thought partners. To guide people through change, coaches need to ask questions that raise coachees' awareness of the need for change, build a sense of urgency, get coachees to make the decision to change, problem solve around what change will mean, and then get coachees to commit to action. Finally, coaches must reinforce the change to help make it permanent. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Industrial and Commercial Training Emerald Publishing

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2003 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0019-7858
DOI
10.1108/00197850310463797
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Abstract

The purpose of coaching is to help people change, but real change is difficult for most adults. Of the two approaches to coaching - directive and nondirective - the latter is more effective in helping people change, and it is what most coachees prefer. In nondirective coaching, coaches primarily ask questions, listen, and act as thought partners. To guide people through change, coaches need to ask questions that raise coachees' awareness of the need for change, build a sense of urgency, get coachees to make the decision to change, problem solve around what change will mean, and then get coachees to commit to action. Finally, coaches must reinforce the change to help make it permanent.

Journal

Industrial and Commercial TrainingEmerald Publishing

Published: Apr 1, 2003

Keywords: Change; Psychology

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