4. Cultivates Trust and Safety Copy

4. Cultivates Trust and Safety Definition: Partners with the client to create a safe, supportive environment that allows the client to share freely. Maintains a relationship of mutual respect and trust.
  1. Seeks to understand the client within their context which may include their identity, environment, experiences, values and beliefs.
  2. Demonstrates respect for the client’s identity, perceptions, style and language and adapts one’s coaching to the client.
  3. Acknowledges and respects the client’s unique talents, insights and work in the coaching process.
  4. Shows support, empathy and concern for the client.
  5. Acknowledges and supports the client’s expression of feelings, perceptions, concerns, beliefs and suggestions.
  6. Demonstrates openness and transparency as a way to display vulnerability and build trust with the client.
Coaching Out of the Box® — 5/5/5 Coaching Model elements:
Principle: Be Curious Principle: Be Supportive Principle: Be Accepting Principle: Be Focused Principle: Be Committed Exchange: Identify
Exchange: Discover
Exchange: Strategize
Exchange: Clear The Way
Exchange: Recap
Skill: Listening
Skill: Encouraging
Skill: Questioning
Skill: Requesting
Skill: Action Planning

Reflect and remind yourself how you demonstrate or could demonstrate this competency in your coaching exchanges. 

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