Supervise & Recognize improvements & accomplishments
The key to empowering success is for the coach to do as little as possible and allow the user to solve problems and achieve the goals on their own.
Supervising the process is important for several reasons, including:
- Understanding their thought process:
- "Tell me about a time that you used your Wristlist today and a time that you should have but did not use it."
- Making adjustments:
- "It sounds like that idea didn't work out great for you. What are some other things that you could have done?"
- Reinforcing the improved behaviors so that they'll repeat it:
- "It sounds like your Wristlist helped you to share with your friend today. Will you use it again the next time?"
- Building their confidence that the process is working:
- "I can tell that you've been working at this and your teacher is noticing it too, great job! We're both proud of you!"
- "You achieved your goal, way to go! Let's celebrate tonight and then tomorrow, you can decide on a new goal to focus on!"
During this step it is a great idea to write down the reasons you came here in the first place. For example, if you are working on Task Initiation improvement, note that you are doing so because of ongoing frustration that you have experienced with the old methods.
If you don't take advantage of this opportunity, you could end up back at square one.