First Coaching Session – Reflection

When I reviewed the coaching circle I was aware I didn’t know this coachee before. Because of this I felt it was important that I prepared myself well for the coaching role. I think mostly to give me confidence by creating a credibility cloak that would help separate us personally and professionally.

As a starting point I chose to use the The Coach’s Coach – Personal development for personal developers as a supporting framework.

Coaching – Chosen or Prescribed?
The coaching was prescribed because both of us are in the same coaching class. as we are from   t, both were motivated by our companies to take this certified course which requires returned to our companies and ourselves.

I sent her a meeting invitation by email to check on her schedule and her availabilities.
We were both busy, actually I was busy with   and the coachee was busy with her family and work. Therefore, I “requested permission” by emailing the coachee to check her schedule.   The coachee’s preference was to meet in my office and we agreed on the location.

On the day of the coaching I checked with the coachee if the arrangements were still convenient. We are both working professionals and I wanted to make sure that they had not encountered an unexpected work issue. Before the meeting, I asked the coachee the accessibilities of pen/papers during the meeting and she agreed to make it available and no need for me to bring it with me.

On arrival, the coachee welcomed me from the front door and when we reach the coachee office she asked me for what drink I would like to have before our meeting. The cochee was so nice and comfortable which made me feel comfortable and relaxed.

Although I asked the coachee to prepare the meeting room and get pen and paper and she knew well what is the purpose of them but I didn’t remind her during the meeting that I am going to take notes.

I thought that I will take my time to explain the concept...