For this Discussion, you need to read Part IV “Coaching for Excellence” in your textbook.
Coaching is a vital skill for any supervisor. Answer the below questions.
1. Explain the difference between coaching and counseling (in your own words).
2. Select a person in your life (co-worker, friend, family member, or someone you know well). Have a coaching session with them and then answer the following questions:
a. Was it difficult to have a coaching session (did it turn into a counseling session)?
b. What was the hardest part of the session?
c. How would you recommend conducting a coaching session (what environment, how long, how to start, etc)?
3. Pick a TV show/movie or previous example from your own life of a coaching session gone horribly wrong. Describe the situation and what you would do differently (as the coach).
Respond to at least two (2) of your peer’s answers by selecting the “Reply” link.
a. Offer advice to one of your peers on their “gone wrong” scenario on what could be done differently.
b. For your other peer reply, pick one of their items for conducting a coaching session (2.B. above) and elaborate on why that tip may not work.