Engaging in self-reflection to identify personal strengths, weaknesses, goals, and areas for improvement. This self-awareness is crucial for guiding the coaching process.

Goal Setting

Collaborating with the coach to establish clear and realistic goals for the coaching relationship. These goals should align with professional development objectives and the overall needs of the individual and the organization.

Open Communication

Maintaining open and honest communication with the coach. Sharing thoughts, concerns, and challenges transparently allows the coach to provide tailored guidance and support.

Active Participation

Actively participating in coaching sessions and exercises. This includes being engaged in discussions, completing assignments, and implementing action plans between sessions.

Receptivity to Feedback

Being receptive to feedback and constructive criticism. Understanding that feedback is a valuable tool for personal and professional growth, even if it may be challenging to receive at times.

Commitment to Change

Demonstrating a commitment to making positive changes and improvements. This may involve stepping out of one's comfort zone, trying new approaches, and adopting a growth mindset.


Taking responsibility for personal and professional development. Following through on commitments made during coaching sessions and holding oneself accountable for progress.

Application of Learning

Applying the insights, skills, and strategies discussed during coaching sessions in real-world situations. This practical application is essential for translating coaching principles into tangible results.

Time Management

Allocating time for coaching sessions, self-reflection, and any recommended activities or exercises. Prioritizing coaching-related tasks ensures that the individual can fully engage in the process.

Feedback to the Coach

Providing feedback to the coach about the effectiveness of the coaching process. This includes sharing what aspects of the coaching are beneficial and discussing any adjustments that may enhance the experience.


Respecting the confidentiality of the coaching relationship. This allows for a safe and trustful environment where the faculty member can openly discuss challenges and vulnerabilities.