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What is the Coaching Toolkit?

The Coaching Toolkit provides you with practical and relatable communication strategies that are directly linked to the top 10 practices from Emma Doyle's research and book (co-author, Natalia Ashdown) entitled,

'What Makes a Great Coach?' (#WMAGC)

There are over 20 tools within The Coaching Toolkit, and they can be applied in various environments. The coaching tools are for coaches, parents, and leaders to drive continuous improvement and coach for success whether you are coaching a team, in a board room, on a tennis court, or on a sporting field. Enjoy experimenting with the tools.

Background Information - The Coaching Tools

What's the purpose? Immediately add practical tools into your coaching toolkit and help your clients discover their inner coach. These coaching tools can be adapted to meet your specific needs. They are perfect for leaders wanting to learn strategies to coach and empower team members.  

Where do the tools come from? They come from years of personal development courses, specifically since 2006, when I hung up my tennis racquets and stopped being a tennis coach. This is when I began learning about a whole new world of coaching, that is, developing my people skills. I moved from being an instructor to unlocking the learning that lives within the people I coach.  

Each tool is directly linked to the chapters and practices found within the book, #WMAGC. The top 10 practices (and two additional chapters) have been derived from over 500 of the world's best coaches.

About the research: The responses came from our guiding question: "In 1 to a maximum of 3 words, what makes a great coach?" and was made up of the following data:

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Practice 1: Decision-making - Coaching Tool Example

In this practice, we discuss the importance of empowering macro and micro decision-making skills as well as acknowledging the sliding door moments that happen within your life.  Below you will find one example of a micro-decision-making coaching tool. This is a great tool if you need to make a quick decision and empower your clients to take action. Adding more decision-making strategies into your coaching toolkit is essential for the modern-day coach to empower your clients to trust their choices. The more you can practice this, the better they will hold up under pressure. 

Tool 2: Scenario Questions 

The coaching toolkit strategy is to ask yourself or your client the following three Scenario questions. With frequent practice, this exercise will take you less and less time to complete. Please note that once you can handle the answer to question 2, then anything is possible and taking that first step becomes so much easier.

Questions to ask:

  1. What is the best thing that can happen?
  2. What is the worst thing that can happen?
  3. What is the most likely outcome?

Call to Action

See if you can go through this process in less than two minutes.  Once you have gone through your options, remember to take action. This is a great micro-decision-making coaching tool.

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Are there coaching tools for each practice?

100%! In fact, there is often more than one coaching tool per practice. 

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Being the Best Coach you Can Be -  
Practice 1: Decision-Making -

Practice 2: Belief -

Practice 3: Purpose -  

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Practice 5: Energy -

Practice 6: Empathy -  

Practice 7: Listening -

Practice 8: Curiosity -

Practice 9: Communication -

Practice 10: Resilience -  

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