Every coach, consciously or unconsciously, uses certain conversational models, or established ways of developing a coaching conversation. In this chapter, the different approaches to coaching conversations introduced in the previous four chapters are summarised as conversational models in terms of specific methods for use in coaching conversations. Bear in mind that the non-directive approaches to coaching cannot be summarised in step-by-step methods — by definition, such conversations are structured not by the coach, but by the coachee. In two of the following methods, the ANALYTIC METHOD and the COUNSELLING METHOD, therefore, no formal steps are indicated. The suggested approaches are as specific as possible and can be used by the coach in facilitating the coachee. It is also advisable to work with one of the methods explicitly, putting it on the table during coaching: this creates a situation where coach and coachee regularly and explicitly reflect on their process in the here-and-now: which can be very effective.
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