As educators, we know we’re never done learning.
As coaches, sometimes we can feel pressure to be the expert in the room.
Here are 4 pieces of advice from “not-so-new” coaches to help you let go of that pressure and embrace your inner learner!
1: Nothing needs to be perfect.
I spent months working on an infographic so I could share with teachers very simply and easily what I could help them with, and had so many missed opportunities because I was trying to make it perfect. Just get out there and share and be available.
2: Trust the process and trust yourself.
The right move will come, the more you pause and be silent. The process can look different depending on who you’re with. You’re building your toolkit with the person who’s sitting in front of you. A moment can lead to a six week coaching conversation. At some point I’m not going to need to explain who I am to support you, it’ll just emerge. The minute I let go of the boulder, all these people were there.
What’s YOUR level of coaching mastery?
All coaches go through various stages of coaching mastery. Once you identify where you’re at, you can begin to build the skills needed to move to the next stage.
This quiz is based on real-life case studies compiled from years of working with coaches inside The Coach Certificate & Mentorship Program!
When you receive your results, you’ll also get your matching case study from the STRIVE Case Studies to see where you fit in the stages of coaching mastery.
Ready to tackle your challenges and move on to the next level in YOUR coaching practice?
The STRIVE Model of Coaching Mastery quiz will help you identify your level of coaching mastery by matching you with case studies compiled from years of working with coaches inside The Coach Certificate & Mentorship Program so you can easily see where you fit!
When you complete the quiz, you’ll get:
- Your matching case study,
- Specific strengths & challenges aligned to your result;
- Suggested next steps for each stage;
Plus the Case Study Document includes:
- Case studies leveled by coaching mastery;
- A framework to identify essential stages of professional growth & key areas to focus on in your professional learning;
- Alignment with the THRIVE Model for a Successful Coaching Culture;
- Space for you to reflect & prioritize so you can take action immediately!
You’ll go straight to the Quiz, and get the Case Study Document via email.
3: Patience & resilience.
Be patient and wait. You’re gonna make a lot of mistakes, you are going to struggle personally, and it’s ok. You have to be willing to get back up and try again tomorrow.
4: You don’t have to be the expert
No experience is ok, you don’t have to be the expert. You don’t need to have taught all of the grades, all of the contents. You’re there to learn with the teacher too. It doesn’t have to be perfect. Good enough, go!
Which of these strategies are essential for you, right now?
These four strategies are a great overview of how you can continue to be a learner throughout your coaching practice. Even as experienced coaches, we can always continue to explore more ways to #coachbetter! That’s what this podcast is all about!
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If you’re ready to be more intentional and strategic in your coaching role and your school or organization – or if you’re new to instructional coaching and you’re curious about getting started, join us for one of our courses for coaches!
One of the things we’re most proud of here at Eduro is that there’s no one-size-fits-all learning – you always have choice and voice in how you learn with us. Today’s video highlights one of the key themes that you’ll find in three of our programs, and if you’re curious to take your learning deeper, we have three great options for you.
If you’re just getting started as a coach, and you want to learn how to make these mindset and skillset shifts, watch our New to Coaching Workshop, which will also tell you all about our brand new course, Getting Started as a Coach.
If you’re already a coach & you want to think about being more intentional & strategic in your practice, watch our workshop on the Thrive Model for Coaching Success which will help you evaluate your program to see where you may have room to grow – and help you decide if our year-long mentorship and certification program, The Coach, is right for you, right now
Just like all our learning experiences, the content in both of these courses is self paced so you get access to everything immediately – but you get so much more: when you join the course, you get access to our #coachbetter global community with optional group coaching calls at various time zones to meet & connect with other coaches PLUS private office hours with me to get all your questions answered & work through anything coaching related in your unique school context.
Wherever you are in your coaching journey, we can support you!
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