Understanding personal style is the first step to developing successful coaching relationships. By responding to the 18-item What's My Coaching Style? inventory and receiving feedback from coachees, participants identify their personal style and build an understanding of the people they coach.
What's My Coaching Style? is coaching assessment for management development that measures personality style and explores how it relates to coaching and interpersonal relationships. Coaches and managers identify and understand personality traits, learn how to capitalize on personal strengths, and minimize potential weaknesses.
Accurate, easy to use, and apply, the coaching assessment measures an individual's preference for one or more basic behavioral styles:
With this knowledge, individuals can better understand why they behave the way they do, learn how to adapt their behavior to improve interpersonal relationships, develop rapport, and ultimately, become more effective coaches.
The What's My Coaching Style? assessment starts with an 18-item inventory that takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. Each of the 18 items is a pair of statements. With a limit of 5 points, assessment-takers distribute points between the two statements in each pair - indicating the degree to which they feel the work describes their behavior. Scoring the assessment reveals a "My Coaching Style Profile" and a dominant preference for one or more four personal styles: Direct, Spirited, Considerate, and Systematic.
In addition to the self-assessment, the What's My Coaching Style Feedback Form allows individuals to gauge how they are perceived by those they coach. It is particularly useful in the early stages of a coaching relationship.
If you are planning to use What's My Coaching Style in a business coach training session, we recommend you allow approximately 1 hour for interpretation of scores, topic discussion, debrief, and action planning.
The Facilitator Guide also offers an easy-to-follow workshop outline that expands What's My Coaching Style into a 1.5-hour program.
- Identify personal preference for one of four behavioral styles
- Develop an awareness of personal behavior patterns
- Learn how one is viewed by those he or she coaches
- Create an action plan to immediately apply in the workplace
What's My Coaching Style is appropriate for anyone to use for both personal and management development. The assessment can be used as a standalone training assessment, or it can be incorporated into a more comprehensive coaching skills training program.
The What's My Coaching Style? Facilitator Guide includes everything you need to lead a successful training session from comprehensive background information and activities, to reproducible handouts and even a professional PowerPoint presentation.
Facilitator support materials will be available to you as a digital download link in your order confirmation.
Order one Facilitator Set per trainer, and 1 Print Participant Guide (#RBWCHP, purchased separately) for each individual learner. Feedback Forms (#RBWCHO) are also available separately.