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How to F.R.A.M.E. the Coaching Conversation: Tips for New Coaches

Sunday, January 16, 2005

Coaching happens through conversation. But not all conversations are coaching. So how do professional coaches do what they do? What makes their conversations different from conversations with friends, colleagues, relatives, and strangers?

First, coaching takes practice, hours and hours of practice. Yet simply practicing coaching is insufficient. You also need a coaching model to help frame the conversation. The following model addresses this notion:

The F.R.A.M.E. Coaching Model:

  1. Focus each
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