Coach U's Guiding Principles provide a base, a core, and a language to explain, describe, and make sense of what we have always referred to in coaching as “being”. These principles illuminate the typically ignored, yet constant effect we have on our own ways of living. When managed and performed well, these can provide a catalyst in coaching interactions.
These principles are one of the most foundational pieces for coaching effectively. Just as you learn the coaching competencies and the effective structure of a coaching conversation, these principles are important elements in our work as coaches. The best way to understand the impact of the Guiding Principles is to experience the use of them in ACTION in coaching. Using them as a filter to your listening during a coaching conversation will enhance your abilities in All the coaching core competencies.