Gift Ideas for Coaches
If you’re searching for a gift idea for a coach, mentor or maybe someone who is keen to generate ideas in a team meeting then you may find these useful. I have used these with clients over the last 12 months and they all have multiple applications with clients.
They have many uses, they allow clients to capture their head and heart feeling, to help the client work out relationships, the politics, key influences and so on.
£1 from craft stores
Not just square! You can never have enough. Search for interesting colours and shapes to make up a “goody bag”. This will bring a big smile on any coaches face.
40p – £5 available from the high street and supermarkets
BSC Value Cards
A handy tool to help you to reflect on your values and what they mean to you. They can be used in a coaching or mentoring session to help the client understand more about themselves and leaders can use the cards to gain a greater understanding of team members. I use the value cards by asking clients to consider each value and place them under the various headings signifying whether it’s important or not. I invite the client to physically stand back, maybe suggest taking a picture to capture and ask them to reflect. It is not unusual to find contradictions, which can then be explored.
£15 from BSC
A3 Sketch Pad
This is an essential tool for coaching. I would recommend selecting a sketch pad with a decent weight per sheet, around 160gsm or more is good. This means it is robust to be used throughout the duration of the coaching process.
Prices range from £2 – £10 available from stationery and art shops
BSC Image Cards
Another great tool for a coach to add to their kitbag. They can be used on oneself or with clients to explore perceptions, thoughts and qualities. Looking at the image and words on the cards, you can consider how it makes you feel and what thoughts does it trigger, or you can focus on the qualities that you possess or would like to develop. In a group setting, the cards can be used to help build a greater understanding of your fellow team members.
£27 from BSC
Book – Braving the Wilderness: The quest for true belonging and the courage to stand alone by Brene Brown
This book is great for coaches, it’s about ‘true belonging’ and how to navigate through life by remaining true to yourself and your beliefs and holding on compassion and empathy. You may wish to recommend this to clients.
Prices from £9 on Amazon