The biggest shift I see coachees needing to make is the ability to work with questions rather than answers. Society and education is dominated by answers, the perceived power that comes with being right. Yet we know that coaching doesn’t work on this level, it’s much more geared towards presenting open questions that search and explore.
One of the best signs that a coachee is ready for coaching, is that they develop the ability to self coach. In the context of
If you are being coached then you will know that it is a naturally supportive environment. A coach who has got your back, committed and intent on supporting your personal development. Likewise there is plenty of time to reflect, as the coach will typically give you the space you need to take time out. Not too much time between sessions though, as maintaining momentum is also key.
If we support people and then give them space, the third and final approach
This is a modern interpretation of the Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu, with a coaching twist. It’s only right for me to declare an interest here, as Mo is a good friend and former coach. But even without my bias I consider this book a delight, poetry in motion. A wonderfully light and lifting take on coaching. Mo describes great coaching concepts described in a playful way, no text books here. More art than science. I have read it
As technology comes to the fore the world of learning is flipped, face to face learning is no longer the only desired medium. Instead we must also embrace online experiences as an accompaniment or the sole method of delivery. Embodying values in this global age – agile, convenient, flexible, current, nimble, consistent, trusting, choice, gamification, efficient.
In an online world we can efficiently handle – admissions, workshops, peer interaction, facilitator interaction, problem solving, assignments, assessments, deadlines and accreditation.
For example, coaching is