A professional educator and a developer of people, teams, and leaders, Jeffery D Whippo believes that coaching is simply the process of providing people with the tools, knowledge and opportunities they need in order to become more successful. According to him, there are five steps of coaching which when followed give leaders a good road map to follow, along with a diagnostic model for improving the skills of their trainees.

These five steps of coaching are as follows:

1) Forging a Partnership - Jeffery Whippo believes that trust and respect between the coach and follower are incredibly important.

2) Inspiring - During this step of the coaching process a GAPS Analysis takes place, usually through the form of a 360-degree review where the follower that's being coached is assessed by their peers and business partners to their goals & objectives.

3) Enhancing Skills by Creating Development & Coaching Plans - Development plans are created along with coaching plans for outlining the commitments and tasks to be accomplished by each in the development partnership.

4) Transferring Skills - The coach needs to create a non-threatening learning environment so that the development of the follower isn't merely a one-time training event, but an ongoing learning process.

5) Promoting Persistence - The coach must ensure that the follower remains focused and committed to completing the goals & objectives that have been detailed out.

About Jeffery David Whippo

Jeffery David Whippo is a professional educator and developer of people, teams, and leaders. He is a well-educated professional who has attended California Coast University, Boston University, California State Polytechnic University, Community College of the Air Force, and Citrus College. He also worked as a Combat Intelligence Specialist for the USAF for almost 4 years. He contributes to a number of charitable causes including the Jimmy Fund, Junior Diabetes, Goodwill, and American Veterans.

Jeffery is an avid learner who loves to study ancient history and psychology. He is also a veteran member of the VFW.