The Art of Self-Guided Feedback

Josh Motlong


The Art of Self-Guided Feedback: November 9

In a coaching conversation, have you ever asked yourself: “How can I get this person to see for himself what needs to change?” Or, “How can she gain clear perspective?” How do you as a coach facilitate clarity for the client?

First, it is important to recognize that people can be extremely sensitive to feedback and often are their own worst critics. The benefits of feedback may not be effective as it’s often misconstrued as devaluing and disapproving even when offered with the goal of being highly beneficial to the person.

Second, there is coaching skill that can generate clarity. Self-guided feedback facilitates a conversation that asks people for feedback on themselves or the situation before feedback is given to them. Skillful coaching questions that generate self-guided feedback act like a floodlight, bringing clarity to a person that is clear and articulate.

Results. When people generate their own feedback, they are observing for themselves what needs to be changed or developed. Several results can occur:

  • Accepting ownership
  • Increased confidence
  • Self-awareness
  • Clearer perspective
  • Options for the situation
  • Increased likelihood of lasting change

Join Mary Verstraete, PCC for this insightful webinar. You will receive a beautiful electronic workbook following the webinar that can be used as future coaching resource.

This registration form must be completed and received by the Center for Coaching Excellence (CCE) office along full payment no later than Monday, November 8, 2021.


November 9
Live-Virtual ClassesTuesday, 6:00–7:30pm CT


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