Get Fit For Coaching Assessment
Effective coaches equate to stronger leaders, more motivated employees, improved morale, and better communication in the workplace. So what does it take to become great?
While there are many skills and attributes of an effective coach, Get Fit for Coaching identifies and assesses areas of strength and improvement based on 5 critical skills found in research and literature: Building Rapport, Observing and Analyzing, Questioning and Listening, Providing Feedback, and Facilitating Learning.
Identify areas of strength and areas for improvement. Provoke critical thinking on what it takes to be an effective coach. Learn how to apply their new knowledge on the job. Theory
Based on a review of literature and the available research on coaching, HRDQ’s Research and Development Team has identified 5 distinct skills associated with successful coaching. These 5 skills constitute the 5 competencies measured in the Get Fit for Coaching self-assessment. The Coaching Process Model shows the open flow of communication back and forth between the coach and the person being coached. At the center of the model are the 5 Coaching Competencies:
Building Rapport, Observing and Analyzing, Questioning and Listening, Providing Feedback, Facilitating Learning, and Uses for Get Fit for Coaching.
Get Fit for Coaching is appropriate for managers, supervisors, and team leaders at all levels. It can be used as:
A stand-alone assessment or debrief. An icebreaker for new coaches or individuals new to management. Part of a comprehensive training program on leadership development.
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What's My Coaching Style? Assessment
What’s My Coaching Style is training 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.
Personality, or personal style, plays a role in all facets of organizational life from leadership to communication, and coaching is no exception. Understanding how personal style affects behavior is an important first step in developing the rapport that leads to successful coaching relationships.
What’s My Coaching Style is an effective training tool for identifying personal coaching style. Accurate, easy to use, and apply, the assessment measures an individual’s preference for one or more basic behavioral styles: Direct, Spirited, Considerate and Systematic. 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.
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. Theory and Development:
The power behind What’s My Coaching Style and the other HRDQ Style Series products lies in the simple but effective model for understanding human behavior. Based on the proven personality theories of Marston and Jung, the model identifies two basic dimensions of personal style: Assertiveness and Expressiveness. Assertiveness is the effort a person makes to influence or control the thoughts or actions of others. Expressiveness is the effort that a person makes to control his or her emotions and feelings when relating to others. Combining the two dimensions results in a four-quadrant model with four unique personal styles: Direct, Spirited, Considerate, and Systematic. The simplicity of the HRDQ Style Model is easy for trainers to facilitate and memorable for employees and managers to apply.
Uses for the Assessment
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 training program.
How It Works
What’s My Coaching Style does not promote one “correct” coaching style. Instead, the goal is to help individuals identify their coaching style, learn how to capitalize on it, overcome trouble spots, and learn how to interact more effectively with others.
The assessment starts with an 18-item inventory that takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. Individuals assign a total of 5 points between pairs of statements, dividing the points according to how much they believe each statement 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 classroom training session, we recommend you allow approximately 1 hour for interpretation of scores, topic discussion, debrief, and action planning. 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. The Facilitator Guide also offers an easy-to-follow workshop outline that expands What’s My Coaching Style into a 1.5-hour program.
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Get Fit For Coaching Game
Enhance your coaching training with Get Fit for Coaching – A Skill Practice Game. Based on the Get Fit for Coaching assessment, this fun and fast-paced game gives participants the opportunity to practice the 5 skills vital to effective coaching: Building Rapport, Observing and Analyzing, Questioning and Listening, Providing Feedback, and Facilitating Learning.
Practice and strengthen the 5 key coaching skills. Discover how to develop effective coaching relationships and provide a rewarding work environment. Learn how to improve others’ performance and maximize potential through coaching. Theory
Get Fit for Coaching – A Skill Practice Game is based on the Coaching Process Model addressed in the Get Fit for Coaching assessment. This model illustrates 5 distinct skills associated with successful coaching (the 5 competencies measured in the assessment) and the open flow of communication back and forth between the coach and the person being coached.
How It Works:
After a brief presentation on the 5 key coaching skills, teams begin the first round of play, racing against the clock to answer coaching questions and win a chip for each coaching skill. In round 2, pairs of players compete to be the first to win 5 letter cards (one for each of the letters in the word “COACH”).
Uses for Get Fit for Coaching – A Skill Practice Game
Get Fit for Coaching – A Skill Practice Game can be used as a standalone game to build, refresh, or reinforce coaching skills, or as part of a leadership training program. It is also a powerful addition to the Get Fit for Coaching assessment, enabling participants to fine-tune areas of strength and improve skill areas as needed through practice.
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In today’s competitive environment, organizations cannot afford to lose talented employees. But individuals who are not properly coached can become under utilized, error prone, and unable to meet their goals. That’s why it’s critical for managers and leaders to coach for achievement every day.
CoachingAchievement helps managers and leaders to become effective on-the-job coaches. This one-day program enhances their skills at developing and maintaining effective coaching relationships in order to improve the performance and growth of others. Participants first assess their performance in 5 key coaching skills and then learn how to apply these skills to a unique 3-step coaching process. Best of all, coaches practice their skills using 3 actual coaching challenges, so they leave with the ability and confidence to put their knowledge into immediate action!
Explore the roles and responsibilities of coaches in today’s organizations. Understand the benefits and behaviors of a breakthrough coaching style. Identify strengths and areas of improvement in 5 key coaching skills. Learn how to use the ACT process to coach others for achievement Assess real-life coaching challenges and prepare to deal with them effectively. CoachingAchievement provides all the tools you need to deliver a training session that gets results. The program is ready-to-train with comprehensive materials, including Participant Guides, Facilitator Guide, and reusable support materials. As with every HRDQ Program, you get just the right mix of interactive tools, helping participants learn compelling concepts, reflect on relevant experiences, and practice new skills.
Program Agenda and Learning Goals
CoachingAchievement gives managers and leaders with coaching responsibilities the opportunity to develop the skills they need to be more effective. Participants take part in a lively hands-on game that demonstrates the benefits of using an effective coaching style, measure their current coaching skill level with an insightful assessment, as well as practice and prepare to deal with their most challenging coaching situations the next day!
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Describe the roles and responsibilities of coaches in today’s organizations. Understand the benefits and behaviors of a breakthrough coaching style. Identify strengths and areas for improvement in 5 key coaching skills. Use the ACT process to coach others for achievement. Find this tool at HRDQ:
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Duration: 8 minutes Building a coaching culture within an organization benefits its leaders and employees while effectively addressing current business challenges.
Award-winning CoachingAchievement™ is a one-day program designed to transform managers and leaders into effective on-the-job coaches. Join us for a brief, on-demand presentation that reveals:
Why coaching is the new leadership style How building a coaching culture within your organization can help achieve greater results. How this powerful program enhances skills for developing and maintaining coaching relationships that improve the performance and growth of others. How and why it works. Discover how CoachingAchievement™ can help you build a more competent, high performing, self-directed workforce.
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Leadership Unlimited Profile
Removing Barriers to Your Potential Roger R. Pearman, R. Daniel Parks, Barry Phillips, and Marcus C. King
The business pages of the world’s newspapers are filled with stories about managers and executives who suddenly self destruct. Individuals who were once considered to be successful ultimately fail, either ending up in a dead-end career or let go by their once seemingly loyal organization. This phenomenon is called Derailment. Just as a train falls off of its tracks, this breakdown is never intentional, and it almost always causes considerable damage. The good news is that derailment can be predicted – and even prevented – when managers are given the right resources.
The Leadership Unlimited Profile is a new assessment that helps managers to develop the behaviors that will help to ensure their success. Based on more than 20 years of research, it provides specific, targeted feedback on those behaviors that severely limit effectiveness, including: Organizing Behavior, Relationship Behavior, Learning Initiatives Behavior, Emotional Behavior, Career Management Behavior. The assessment serves as an “early warning” tool by providing quick insights into the critical areas of performance, identifies the skills sets needed to reach the next level, and establishes benchmarks to help people take charge of their development.
Learning Outcomes: Measure five key career behaviors and 12 scales of behaviors. Understand the management skills needed to maintain and ensure success. Learn how to predict problems that can cause career derailment. Pinpoint development needs to avoid derailment. How to develop and align critical competencies. Identify Career Accelerators, Neutralizers, and Blockers. Create an individual personal development plan. How It Works:
The Leadership Unlimited Profile is an online self assessment that takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. Leaders respond to 90 different items that address the five scales and 12 domains that make up the Profile. If you are planning to use the assessment for classroom training, we recommend you allow approximately 1 – 1 ½ hours for interpretation of scores, debrief, and action planning. The Leadership Unlimited Profile also includes a step-by-step training outline for a one-day workshop.
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