Response to Lundberg

Response to Lundberg

Please write a response to the below short essay by interacting with them at the Synthesis Level. You should compare, contrast, to generate a balanced discussion.

Here is the short essay to respond to:

Because this article is printed in T+D, it is aimed at training and development professionals, but brings an interesting perspective on what is needed to be an effective coach.

Coaching can help transfer classroom learning to participants’ everyday behavior. Neitlich suggests 10 signs that would suggest an individual would have the natural desire and talents to be an effective coach which include:
1. People already come to you for guidance
2. You have empathy and connect easily with others
3. You naturally ask people many questions to discover their perspective
4. You emphasize relationships and results in appropriate balance
5. You love learning about what makes high-performing people tick
6. People tell you that you are positive and see new possibilities
7. You are good at thinking on your feet and improvising
8. You have no problem being on equal footing with successful, ambitious people
9. You get frustrated by one-time training programs
10. You genuinely care about helping people improve

Neitlich states that by utilizing coach to help the training “stick”, you position yourself as a more strategic business partner. She ties in the various ways to deliver content and results which include: coaching, training, facilitating and consulting. Neitlich emphasizes the need to set goals up front and track performance to ensure ease in measuring return-on-investment. Finally, Neitlich discusses the importance of asking powerful questions, but also offering guidance when appropriate, so that the process remains a dialogue.

Neitlich, A. (2012). 10 signs you might be an excellence coach. T+D, 66(11), 70-73.