While skills coaching can be conducted as a stand-alone intervention (e.g. following a skills training course), it is often a subset of a wider coaching intervention involving performance and developmental coaching strategies. When conducted as a stand-alone intervention, skills coaching may be done in small groups, as part of a workshop or in a one-to-one format. Coaches engaged in skills coaching can be expected to have:
- Knowledge of the process of skills acquisition
- A clear understanding of the skill being coached and its relationship to the coachee’s goals and context.
- Competencies in supporting the coachee to acquire and develop the particular skills targeted in the coaching.