EP 34. The Coaching Approach - Essential Skill #3 for Professionals

In this episode, I talk about the importance of adopting a coaching approach in professional interactions. I explore why coaching is a powerful skill, the tension between being a manager and a leader, the essential steps to implementing a coaching approach, and mindset reminders for success.

This is the third part in the mini series on essential skills for professionals, helping you to expand in your career without stress or overwhelm.

To check out the past episodes, see the links below, and make sure you’re subscribed to the podcast so you’re notified when essential skill #4 and #5 are out.

In this episode you will learn about:

  • The definition of coaching
  • Why coaching is essential and what it can help you achieve
  • How coaching addresses workplace challenges
  • What the four main styles of coaching are
  • How to have powerful coaching conversations
  • Why it's important to embrace trial and learning in the coaching process
  • What the key attribute is for effective coaching


What is your current experience with coaching? I would love to find out if you’ve had coaching across your career, or if this episode helped you think about how you want to lead the people around you. Feel free to get in touch with me via Instagram or LinkedIn.

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 Resources Mentioned:
EP31 - A Solid Mindset, Essential Skill #1 for Professionals 
EP33 - Building Trust & Respect, Essential Skill #2 for Professionals

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