I’ve got a lot of experience and knowledge that could really help my clients. How do I bring that forward?
When managers coach employees, they often have the advantage of experience or additional knowledge. Coaching is about co-creating; accompanying your team members along the journey without being the guide. So, if you are not providing advice, what’s the advantage? Your knowledge and expertise will help you to quickly and thoroughly understand the situation. You will be able to ask better questions quickly and get to the heart of the issue. The Expert has the right answers. The Coach has the right questions to help the client get unstuck. This is where your knowledge really pays off.