Micro-Coaching Technique

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Micro-coaching uses a five-step approach to help coaches to support their coachee. It does this by creating helpful new habits and behaviours. Helping to identify actions to improve their situation.


Micro-coaching is the practice of engaging in frequent, brief, targeted, in-workflow coaching conversations  and is particularly useful for concise coaching conversations.

We’re talking about bite-sized, short-burst encounters that typically last no more than 10 minutes. They are consistent, but not scheduled, scripted, or forced.

What’s the process of Micro-Coaching?

Uses a five-step approach to help carry out a coaching conversation:

1.Focus – Specifically what’s (really) the problem/issue? What’s the root cause?

2.Explore – What’s the cause?  What’s getting in the way? What could you do differently? What/who can help? What’s the impact of the current state?

3.Agree – What can we/you do that will make a positive difference? What do you need to do to make this work? Any resources/support needed?

4.Commit to change – How will change benefit you (and, where relevant, your loved ones…)? On a scale of 10, how committed are you to xxx? How will change happen? When? How will we measure/notice change? What are the new/good habits we can support you with?

5.Review – ensure any agreed actions are reviewed every 28 days (min).  If change hasn’t happened, what can we/you do differently?

To find out more about how a micro-coaching approach can help through a challenging time, click here to read the following article:

The importance of micro-coaching: a pandemic survival skill

Micro-Coaching Technique framework and skills