by Beáta Kovács (Hungary)

From among the great variety of coaching tools the most fascinating and multifaceted tool is the language of coaching. It is such a complex field that it always has new territories to explore and subtleties to master. Personally, I enjoy combining different coaching approaches and techniques in terms of language use as well. In my article I will highlight several language tools of coaching that empower your sessions and affect the quality of coaching conversations in a positive way.

First, I will give a general overview of the language of coaching and its impact on the coaching process, then I will share with you several practical tools and tips that I have found to possess a most transformative effect on the coaching procedure.

What is the Language of Coaching Like?

It includes both the verbal aspects, that is, the words uttered by the coach and the coachee and the non-verbal aspects of the conversation like body language and tonality among many others. In this article the focus will only be on the verbal aspects, however one should keep in mind that to enhance understanding our clients and help solving their problems it is essential to pay careful attention to both factors. Sometimes what is said is less important than how it is said, therefore it is essential for a coach to listen for both verbal and non-verbal language to identify the actual state of the clients and the signs of changes that will lead them to their desired solution.

Source: iCN Issue 21 (Business Coaching); pages 20-22

About Beáta Kovács

Beáta works as a qualified language and career coach. She is also a trainer and mentor of language teachers. Beáta is the founder and leader of iCoachU Studio in Budapest, Hungary.

Language and career coaching are the key areas of my coaching practice. With language coaching she supports her clients to overcome any obstacles they encounter when learning a foreign language. She also helps them get rid of their limiting beliefs, become self-confident and apply learning techniques that suit their individuality the best. Beáta also helps them prepare for foreign language challenges like giving presentations. During career coaching she supports people to uncover the career they want, make a transition for a new career and prepare for job interviews.

She trains and mentor teachers of foreign languages from all over Hungary to become instructors using a coaching mindset. It is her mission to popularize language coaching and get more and more people acquainted with it in the foreign language classroom and in the corporate environment as well.