There are four levels of awareness that inspiring coaches develop to build a positive coaching mindset.

Here are a few tips from The Power of Positive Coaching to help you develop awareness of one of these areas: your emotions.

  1. Keep a private journal to help you know and manage your emotions.
  2. Demonstrate empathy toward the other party’s situation, frustrations, fears, etc. to more effectively navigate challenging coaching discussions.
  3. Respond (versus react) to situations by checking your emotions first so you can make the best decisions for your team.
  4. Master your emotions with the 5 × 5 Rule: If it won’t matter in five years don’t spend more than five minutes being upset by it.