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Monday, 21 June 2010

How Coaching Works - neat little video

Kudos to @Wellcoaches and "Coach Meg" for this little gem I found today. (It's more fun if your speakers are turned on!)

I like the way it briefly and cleverly highlights a couple key concepts about good coaching:
  • the need to start by defining a solvable problem (one for which you can define a solution in crisp, everyday terms and is subject to your influence)
  • for you to experience a "growth-promoting relationship" with a coach, you need to be in the driver's seat with the autonomy to feel like you are master of your own fate
  • along the way, the coach provides different tools to help you explore your options and make choices as you begin to map your personal change journey 
  • a good coach will also offer needed external perspective, reframing your experience and serving as a sounding board for you "think out loud" and test your ideas
  • if at first you don't succeed...your coach is there to help you rebound and then try something different that's more likely to get you closer to your goals
Hope you enjoy it!

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