Why should a coach consider a refresher or revision of the coaching material?
Why should a coach revise?
Heart these words before we go further.
“We were revisionists; what we revise is ourselves.”
? Margaret Atwood
Whether you are a seasoned coach or have only one year of experience, many of us have observed firsthand that what we learn fades over time. The human brain is extremely efficient at offloading information that we do not ‘need’ — information that we do not use on a regular basis. As a result, we must devise methods for informing our brains that the information they have stored is still relevant.
This means that, in a coaching and development context, the majority of coaches will need to meet with their mentors on a regular basis to review critical concepts. And it is at this point that refresher training becomes necessary. A refresher training course is designed to reintroduce learners to fundamentals they may have forgotten or to upskill them on new information they may be unaware of.