5. Life competences for a coach

The category “Life competencies for coaches” attempts to encompass competencies that are important to the work of a company coach on a day-to-day basis and include specific attitudes of a successful company coach regarding learning, their own motivation/initiative and the way they handle their responsibilities. These are transferable competencies that can be applied to any subject matter or working environment.

While these competencies are largely thought of as personality traits, science suggests that they are also highly trainable. In your job as a coach, it is highly important to remain positive in situations, for example, when there are complex circumstances to deal with or when there are students who face difficulty or disappointment. This will likely result in building stronger relationships, effective leadership, and creating a learning environment where people thrive in.

Also, in order to succeed as a coach it will be important to stay up-to-date with the trends in the field. In order to stay on top of this, it is important to enjoy learning and follow new approaches and developments. Having an acute awareness of your own learning needs is essential for this.

Finally, being strong at taking initiative and having a mindset that gets tasks completed will allow you to stay on top of your responsibilities and make you reliable and accountable to your students and colleagues.



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