Coaching – Checking understanding

Are you a coach? maybe a manager or leader?

Here’s some ways of checking understanding:

  1. Reflecting – playing back the words of the coach – word for word
  2. Summarising – synthesising the coach’s words into a series of bullet points
  3. Paraphrasing – putting the coach’s words into my words
  4. Pre-framing – maintaining rapport and giving choice – ‘I heard you say / I think you said / to summarise / These are my words…’

Give it a go the next time you are checking what’s been said and the understanding around it.

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