This Ministry Specific Coaching Guide on Effective Communication Skills follows the four stages and 11 frames on the storyboard. These sequential stages consist of:
- Understand and appreciate both your style of communication and your aims when you do so.
- Create the right environment or climate in which to succeed in your communication.
- Address any communication barriers you encounter.
- Navigate or steer your way towards mutual understanding.
Apart from the specific introductory notes for coaches, most critically, the CG provides suggested questions that can be asked of the coachee to help open up the conversation. These targeted questions (and support coaching notes) exist for all the frames in the storyboard. The individual being coached can then refer to their own separate storyboard as a guide to the conversation (which is likely to be over several sessions) and the coach invites the individuals to think about application issues by asking the questions and probing further when answers are given.
This resource is a PDF downloadable file intended for the use of the purchaser. It also includes a complimentary copy of the accompanying Ministry-Specific Ministry-Specific Effective Communication Skills Storyboard. Please purchase reprint permission if you wish to make multiple copies of the Storyboard for your Coachees.