Blog – Coaching Skills Just Beyond the Basics
At the beginning of the session, my client told me she had a tough decision to make. Her decision would decide the course of her life going forward. She had begun to head down a certain road, knowing that the journey might be difficult, and now she was experiencing the difficulty. I was fixated
With the launch of a fresh year, many of our coaching clients will want to set new goals and give extra attention to making the coming year the best it can be. We talk a lot about goals and goal setting in the world of coaching. Indeed, coaches love goals because creating a new
The Brain Has Three Gears – Park, Discovery, and Regurgitate A peek into the client’s brain reveals a gear shift. There are three gears marked on the dashboard. One starts with P, another with D, and the last with R. Just like on a car, the P stands for Park. We need to get
Much of what we do as coaches involves helping clients make decisions and then take action. Typically, the decision is some form of “What should I do about ___?” The coaching relationship creates a powerful space in which a client can consider an issue, really focus on the core concern of the issue, and
Mark came into the coaching relationship very excited about his goal of earning a promotion. He was a year into his role as a production supervisor in a manufacturing company and he had his sights set on becoming a plant manager and eventually a director of operations. Mark wanted the career advancement, but two
I just got done having breakfast with one of my favorite people in the world. Ken and I have been doing breakfast every other week for over ten years. We share about our lives – the challenges we are facing, the blessings we are experiencing. We bring problems we are facing and talk about
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