Welcome back to Business English Pod for today’s lesson on setting goals during a 教练 会议.
You’ve probably heard that an important part of 教练 is listening and showing empathy. A good coach tries hard to understand the person he or she is trying to coach. That helps build trust, which creates a constructive relationship. But what is that relationship for? What kind of work does that trust allow?
Once you build a good relationship as a coach, then you can start talking about improvements. 毕竟, coaches don’t exist just to hear about people’s problems. Their whole purpose is to help people get better. And a big part of getting better is setting goals, which is something a good coach can help with.
So how do we work with someone on their goals? 好, that might start with asking about their motivation. 毕竟, goals have to be directed at something. If someone’s motivated by the idea of getting a promotion, then the goals have to relate to that. And that underlines the fact that they are the other person’s goals. We don’t set goals for them. We ask them about their goals. Then we can help them break their goals into smaller objectives.
当然, another important role of a coach is to give encouragement. So when we help someone set goals, we are in a good position to show confidence in their ability to meet them. 最后, we might ask them about their next steps. 那是, what are the concrete activities that the person will take as she tries to accomplish her goals?
在今天的对话中, we’ll rejoin two lawyers: 马里恩和瑞秋. Marion has been coaching Rachel as she learns how to be a better lawyer. 在上一课中, we heard Marion trying to figure out Rachel’s challenges. Now we’ll hear her help Rachel set some goals.
3. What does Marion say she is “sure about” and has “no doubt about?”
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