A great post by a great coach and friend!
What is Coaching?
A friend of mine just endured an awful hour of interaction with a coach. The coach apparently listened for a moment and proceeded to offer a solution to my friend’s situation. Have you every noticed that when people give advice (1) it is rarely listened to and (2) it almost always fails. My friend’s coach must be new or worse, someone untrained in coaching and unemployed who decided to surf the trend and hang out a shingle as a coach.
There are some great coaches out there, my friend did not find one of them. What is coaching? Coaching is an intentional and facilitated conversation. It encourages rigor in the way leaders organize thinking, envisioning, planning and expectations. Coaching challenges the limits of competence and learning horizons.
Good coaches know how to pull out the best from their clients. Good coaches know how to get…
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