What's My Coaching Style? Participant Booklet


Category: Assessments
Code: 598
Understanding personal style is the first step to developing successful coaching relationships. By responding to the 18-item What’s My Coaching Style? inventory and receiving feedback from coachees, participants identify their personal style and build an understanding of the people they coach. Ultimately, coaches learn how modify to their own styles to create better rapport with their coachees. ALSO ONLINE*.

What's My Coaching Style? is a coaching assessment for management development that measures personality style and explores how it relates to coaching and interpersonal relationships. Coaches and managers identify and understand personality traits, learn how to capitalise on personal strengths, and minimise potential weaknesses.

What's My Coaching Style? Self Assessment Table of Contents:

• 18-item assessment with pressure-sensitive response form
• Scoring and Understanding Your Coaching Style
• What is Coaching
• What is Style
• Coaching + Style = Coaching Style
• Why is It Important That I Know My Coaching Style?
• Scoring What's My Coaching Style?
Interpreting Your Scores
• Is There a Best Coaching Style?
• Too Much of a Good Thing?
• Action Planning
• References

Learning Outcomes

• Identify personal preference for one of four coaching styles

• Develop an awareness of personal behaviour patterns

• Learn how one is viewed by those he or she coaches

• Create an action plan to apply in the workplace immediately.


What’s My Coaching Style? and the other titles in the HRDQ Style Series are based on the well-known research and personality theories of psychologists Carl Jung, William Moulton Marston, and others. Most research has identified two basic dimensions of style, which we refer to as assertiveness and expressiveness. Assertiveness is the effort a person makes to influence or control the thoughts or actions of others. Expressiveness is the effort that a person makes to control his or her emotions and feelings when relating to others.

How It Works

Participants respond to 18 pairs of adjectives, using a pressure-sensitive form. After scoring is complete, easy-to-read charts allow respondents to quickly scan the strengths and trouble spots that characterise their particular coaching styles.

Uses for What’s My Coaching Style?

What’s My Coaching Style? is ideal for training anyone who coaches another and wants to create an environment of high performance, change, and learning. It makes an effective component in training programmes for a variety of topics, including:

• Coaching

• Motivation

• Performance Management

• Leadership/Management/Supervisory Skills

• Communication

• Team Building

• Diversity

What to Order

Order one Facilitator Guide per trainer, one Participant Guide per participant, and one Feedback Form for each of the participants’ coachees (to be used separately from the training session).

Participant Guide includes:

• 18-item assessment

• Instructions

• Pressure-sensitive Response Form

• Interpretive information

• Charts depicting style strengths and trouble spots

• Action planning worksheet.

ONLINE VERSION ALSO AVAILABLE (See Related Products below)

* Telephone (01267) 281661 to set up a new online project. Please go to the Online Assessments section of the website for the full range of available Online Assessments.

Format Assessment, also available online
Objective To help individuals identify and understand their coaching styles
Audience Individuals who coach others
Time Required 1 hour
Author HRDQ