Coaching is becoming prevalent in so many areas of our professional and personal lives. With this demand comes a huge responsibility for coaches to be great at their craft and offer a high quality of service to their clients.
The Coaching Dojo helps coaches to do just that, enabling us to improve our skills through practice, observation and feedback.
In our workshop we will split into small groups and take turns adopting the following roles:
* Seeker - This is the person looking for coaching. Perhaps there is an issue you are encountering or a problem you want to explore.
* Coach - Explores the challenge with the seeker.
* Observer - Listens silently and watches how the coach works with the seeker. Takes notes to share at the end of each round.
Regularly we will share feedback and techniques with the aim of strengthening the capability of the group.
The format helps us to create space to practices different tools and techniques and we will cover some helpful approaches such as GROW and powerful questioning along the way.
Whether you are looking to improve your own practice, interested in learning more about coaching or have something you want to explore with other coaches from the community, come along!
The Dojo idea is influenced by the Coding Dojo where a group of software engineers will get together to solve a coding challenge or kata as a group.
We first came across Coaching Dojos through the work of Agile Coach and Software Engineer Rachel Davies who adapted the format for Agile Coaches around the time her book Agile Coaching was published. Longtime ACE members may remember some of the sessions Rachel has run for us.
The session will be facilitated by our very own Ben Cooke