In this coaching session, the trainer would be instructing the trainee on how to make a gin and tonic. A gin and tonic is a popular, highball cocktail made with gin and tonic water poured over ice. All the resources will have been prepared in preparation of the coaching session.
The purpose of this coaching session is to teach or improve on the trainee’s skills on how to make a gin and tonic. As a coach, it is their obligation to help others achieve the required standard of competence in the workplace. In this training session, the coach will first demonstrate and explain how to make the gin and tonic. Communication with the trainee is key, so open-ended questions with the trainee will help better their understanding of the skills they need work on. When the trainee has demonstrated their understanding of the task, it’s time to let them demonstrate. Allow for the trainee to demonstrate the task in silence and politely correct them if mistakes are made. The coach will provide monitor the progress of the trainee and constantly provide constructive and supportive feedback to encourage and instil confidence to the trainee.
On completion of the coaching session, the trainee would have the skills and confidence to make a gin and tonic to industry standards.
Monitoring and follow-up coaching
When the training session is over, there is still the need of follow up coaching. Coaching continues even after the formal session through encouragement and ongoing education. Monitoring the trainee is a great way to determine if the coaching efforts have successful. This can be done by observing the trainee in the workplace and/or seeking feedback from their colleagues or superiors. Providing constructive and supportive feedback is important to determine how well they are progressing towards the coaching session objectives. Positive feedback comes in two forms, verbal and non-verbal. For example, comments such as “You are doing really...