What's My Coaching Style
Become a more effective coach
What's My Coaching Style, a part of HRDQ's best-selling Style Suite, is a coaching assessment and workshop 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.
This assessment is accurate, easy to use, and easy to apply. It's also newly updated and contains the same great content! What's My Coaching Style 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.
How It Works
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 five points, assessment-takers distribute points between the two statements in each pair - indicating the degree to which they feel describes their behavior. Scoring the assessment reveals "My Coaching Style Profile" and a dominant preference for one or more four personality styles:
In addition to the paper assessment, the What's My Coaching Style observer 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 one 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.
Uses & Applications
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.
- Identify their coaching styles
- Learn how to capitalize on the strengths and overcome the trouble spots of their styles
- Learn how to interact effectively with other styles
By the end of this assessment, participant will:
- Identify a personal preference for one of four behavioral styles
- Develop an awareness of personal behavior patterns
- Learn how those he or she coaches view one
- Create an action plan to apply in the workplace immediately
Product Type: Self-assessment and workshop
Target Audience: What’s My Coaching Style? is appropriate for individuals at any organizational level who coach other individuals
Measures: Participants personal coaching style
Dimensions: Assertiveness and expressiveness
Time Required: 1 hour
What To Order
Facilitator Guide: Order One Per Trainer.
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 a professional PowerPoint presentation, and sample participant materials. You will need to order a facilitator guide per trainer and either one print participant assessment or one online assessment for each participant. Facilitator support materials will be available to you as a digital download link in your order confirmation.
Paper Assessment 5-Pack: Order One Pack For Up to Five Participants.
The print version is ideal for facilitators who prefer to oversee scoring and administration of the assessment if you don't know who the participants will be before the class begins, or if your learners do not have easy access to computers. It includes pressure-sensitive forms for scoring to aid manual tabulation.
Observer Form 5-Pack: Order One Pack For Up to Five Participants.
The Observer Form is designed to check the accuracy of a coach’s perception of their style by allowing the coach to see how their coaches perceive their style.
Self-Guided Online Learning: Order One Per Participant.
To administer a self-guided online learning experience, order the Online Assessment report credit with Online Learning Course (1 per learner). Online assessments require a HRDQ Assessment Center account. If you do not have an account, please contact us for set up.Style Suite HRDQue Cards
An excellent takeaway for participants, each 4" x 6" HRDQue Card is a quick-reference tool that features the HRDQ Style Model, summarizes each style, and lists their characteristics.Style Suite Stickers
Style Suite Stickers are a perfect way to liven up your next session! Participants have fun and engage more when their own personality is on display. They also serve as a friendly reminder that flexing one's style is the key to effectively working with other employees. One 5-pack of Style Suite Sticker Sheets provides 100 stickers total (25 of each Style.)Style Model Wall Poster
The 17" x 22" poster can be used as a quick reference and visual aid during the workshop. The reverse side features the HRDQ Experiential Learning Model. Additional copies of the poster are available for purchase, as many facilitators tell us they like to display training posters at various locations in the workplace.
QuickStart Train-the-Trainer: 1-hour virtual coaching session for this product.
QST is a convenient, one hour virtual coaching session for first-time facilitators of this product. You'll receive personalized, one-on-one coaching with a subject matter expert who will get you up to speed quickly and accurately, so you can step into the onsite with confidence. We'll answer all your questions about facilitation of the product. And you can add additional coaching hours as needed. Your coaching session can be provided by telephone or video call, and at a time of your choosing.
Facilitators will also receive an HRDQ Certificate of Completion for completing the QuickStart session.
About The Author
The HRDQ Development Team creates soft-skills learning solutions that help to improve the performance of individuals, teams, and organizations. At HRDQ, we believe an experiential approach is the best catalyst for adult learning. Our unique Experiential Learning Model has been the core of what we do for more than 40 years. We combine the best of organizational learning theory and proven facilitation methods with an appreciation for adult learning styles, our philosophy initiates and inspires lasting change.
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