How It Works Learning Outcomes
The What's My Coaching Style? assessment starts with an 18-item inventory that takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. Each of the 18 items is a pair of statements. With a limit of five points, assessment-takers distribute points between the two statements in each pair - indicating the degree to which they feel the work describes their behavior. Scoring the assessment reveals "My Coaching Style Profile" and a dominant preference for one or more four personal styles: direct, spirited, considerate, and systematic.
In addition to the self-assessment, the What's My Coaching Style feedback form allows individuals to gauge how they are perceived by those they coach. It is particularly useful in the early stages of a coaching relationship.
If you are planning to use What's My Coaching Style in a business coach training session, we recommend you allow approximately one hour for interpretation of scores, topic discussion, debrief, and action planning. The facilitator guide also offers an easy-to-follow workshop outline that expands What's My Coaching Style into a 1.5-hour program.
- Identify personal preference for one of four behavioral styles
- Develop an awareness of personal behavior patterns
- Learn how one is viewed by those he or she coaches
- Create an action plan to immediately apply in the workplace
What's My Coaching Style is appropriate for anyone to use for both personal and management development. The assessment can be used as a standalone training assessment, or it can be incorporated into a more comprehensive coaching skills training program.
What to Order
The What's My Coaching Style? facilitator guide includes everything you need to lead a successful training session from comprehensive background information and activities, to reproducible handouts and even a professional PowerPoint presentation. You will need to order a facilitator guide per trainer and either one print participant guide or one online assessment for each individual learner.
Deciding whether to order online or print assessments? Both versions include a personal style report, full color charts, interpretive information, worksheets, and action planning. The online version is an excellent choice for enterprise-wide training or audiences that are geographically dispersed. It offers 24/7 access, streamlined distribution, and instant scoring. It's also a great way to reduce paper use in your training. The print version is ideal for facilitators who prefer to oversee scoring and administration of the assessment, who don't know who the participants will be before the session.
Dr. Stephanie McBrier Hannett has a background in training design, analysis, and instruction as well as counseling, and is well versed in human development needs and what it takes to meet them. Her research, in addition to her work with both children and adults, has provided in-depth insight on behavior that inspires her work. She focused her doctoral studies on the analysis of the underlying feelings and thoughts of individuals who participate in experiential learning activities. The results identified psychological safety, positive experiences, learning, and interest as core themes. Her findings led her to develop training utilizing many different experiential techniques, emphasizing a fun and relaxed atmosphere with ample learning opportunities. Dr. Hannett's influence and expertise is evident in various training tools she has helped to develop for HRDQ, including What's My Coaching Style?, What's My Learning Style?, Flight from Savo, Supervising with Confidence, and others. Dr. Hannett holds degrees from the University of South Florida, including a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in training and development, an MA in Guidance and Counseling, and a BS in Elementary Education.