Manager Coaching Skills: “In The Moment” Coaching

Coaching works well when a “space” is created for it. Sometimes, however, coaching in the moment can result in big wins. Coaching in the moment involves taking on the coaching role at the time a coachable moment arises.

Say, you are in a meeting with a member of your team and a “situation” arises in the meeting. After the meeting at the earliest possible time, you can coach with the team member about what happened. Literally in the moment, in the meeting, you can coach by asking questions that do not put the team member on the spot.

The power of coaching in the moment lies in the freshness of the situation and its “real life” aspect.

photo: Stuart Miles,