When I coach I always try to get caregivers to develop their own strategies, but I usually think of what they are developing strategies for. This training helped me to see the value of asking caregivers what it is they would like to work on and what they are most interested in.
The training also impressed upon me the importance of giving immediate feedback so caregivers are in the moment and still feeling/seeing the situation. I can point out their successes and celebrate with them and I can ask questions that support caregivers as they begin to think deeper about possible strategies they can try.
After the training I felt excited to go in and coach and try these new coaching strategies myself! Which is how I want the caregivers I work with to feel- excited to try new things and be their best!
-Beth Faulkner, Chautauqua Opportunities (After attending “Effective Coaching” Training)