For this assignment we were asked to conduct a coaching session with a colleague at work then to write a reflective report on our experience. In terms of the way I have organised my feedback, I have chosen to do this by listing questions and answering those as a reflection of what happened in my coaching session.
Why am I carrying out this report?
This report has been carried out in order to reflect on the coaching session I have completed with a colleague. This will reinforce my learning and help me to interact with people in different situations. I hope reflecting on this process will also raise and develop my emotional intelligence.
How I completed this coaching session and report?
I carried out a pre discussion with the person in question to establish their level of cooperation. Once I realised he was willing we discussed very broadly potential options for the goal of the coaching session. The coachee felt it would benefit him more if he went away and thought about the potential goal prior to the session, so we arranged a time that suited us both and I sent him a meeting request and booked an available room. We had our session which I pre planned and structured. I made notes during the session (See Appendix B) to allow me to reflect in this report. I also asked if the coachee would fill in the Coaching Feedback Form (See Appendix 15).
Reflection On The Coaching Session Background of the coaching session
The person which I have chosen to carry out a coaching session with is a structural engineer, I have previously been giving him coaching/mentoring on an informal basis daily. He is a key member of the project team but requires project experience, he is keen and has academic qualifications (Master’s Degree).
To allow the session to be effective I have carried out some personal reading to enable me to understand and appreciate the importance of coaching. There are many methods and models to assist and structure a