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Has this ever happened to you as a Leader Coach?
Your team member approaches you with a problem, you ask them with good intent “What would be your way to solve this?” and they get stuck with “I don’t know” or even “That’s why I came to you for help“?
What happened here?
Well, we encountered one of the main downsides of what I call ‘transactional’ coaching.
In this episode, I contrast three main interaction styles: Consulting, Transactional and Transformational Coaching to give some idea of how we can get out of this potential trap.
Consulting: We give advice, we ask people to find out how WE can help them. We share solutions.
Transactional: We give autonomy to our coachee to think for themselves. We let them come up with options, ideas themselves.
Transformational: We help our team members see the situation differently. We explore perspectives, learnings. We help our team members gain awareness in unexpected ways. Furthermore, we build long-term sustainable motivation.
In this episode, we explore the effects and differences of transactional vs transformative coaching and what it takes to master the most powerful coaching style as a Leader.