Many trainers make a wise decision of complementing their training skills with coaching techniques.
There is a lot of value in such an approach: developing coaching skills means one will become proficient at asking great questions, facilitating thought processes, developing a strong structure of the conversation and practicing really powerful listening skills, and these are all very valuable skills for trainers.
Coaching can also be an impactful way of following up on a training, ensuring that participants really practice the skill that was the topic of the training and deal effectively with any obstacles that might come up on their path of learning.
If you are one of those trainers eager to sharpen their coaching skills, keep on reading – here are some great books that might help you do exactly that.
5. Nlp Workbook: A Practical Guide To Achieving The Results You Want by Joseph O’Connor
Although not directly focused on coaching, this book is packed with many great NLP tools and techniques that are priceless for every coach. Highly recommended!
What are your favorites? Let us know, we would love to hear your thoughts in comments!
Don’t forget: as with any book, these books are a great first step in developing and growing own skills. But the key to learning (as all of us trainers know ;)) is in implementation and gaining experience!
Take a moment to reflect: how can you start practicing and exploring these techniques in your everyday world?
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About the author of the article
Mirna Smidt is the founder of Trainers Toolbox, trainer passionate about learning, getting things done, creating great training content and delivering it in an enthusiastic and energetic way. Being trainer since 2008, Mirna developed rich knowledge in positive psychology, NLP, evidence based training, coaching, and many other innovative trainer's tools and techniques. Next to Trainers Toolbox, she is also a founder of Happiness Academy, project aimed at educating and inspiring people to lead happier and more fulfilling lives. Read more about Mirna at www.mirnasmidt.com.
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