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 the work describes their behavior. Scoring the assessment reveals "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 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.
- 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
Uses and 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.