Do you like to be yelled at or do you like to be listened to? Will you perform better for someone yelling in your ear, or with gentle encouragement from someone you trust?
I ask you to consider the idea of “gentle coaching” as you develop your own unique coaching style. Even if your natural style is more authoritative, you may find some ideas here that will help you personalize and expand your appeal to your students.
First and foremost, gentle coaching is free of ego. The gentle coach gives students power over their own experience. Gentle coaching is sharing your knowledge and leadership while leaving control of the experience with the student.