That’s a great inquiry!
Here are some of my thoughts and different ideas, which have evolved over my years of coaching. This article ...read more
Hands up anyone who enjoys being in conflict with someone? Conflict is a serious disagreement or argument with someone where there is often a ‘winner’ and a loser’ mentality. Maybe some people enjoy conflict, yet for the majority of people, we do not have a good experience of being in conflict with another person.
Metaphor is a direct form of communication, as it cuts through a lot of words and mental churn.
Through metaphor, our client connects more holistically to an internal picture that has movement, feeling, energy and sound. It’s a fully ...read more
May I make an observation?
Who is willing to say no? Anyone?
My observation is when this question is asked of a coaching client, they don’t say no.
So what is the purpose of saying this rather than just making an observation to the client?
Imagine you are walking down a path with beautiful trees on either side. The sun is shining through the trees, creating a soft glow of light on the path ahead. There’s a puddle and you easily jump over it. As you continue walking at a comfortable pace, you hear a sound nearby. Then you see ...read more
As coaches, we have our #1 “Power Tool,” which is our ability to craft open-ended questions, that allow our coaching client to dig deeper into their self-knowledge for what they already know, believe or feel about something they are exploring.
However, there is another “Power Tool” we have as coaches which ...read more
One of the most powerful distinctions I can offer coaches I’m mentoring toward MCC skill level, is to coach the whole human being (the Who) and especially the emotional content of their client.
Emotion is what drives us as human beings. We feel optimistic, which might bring ...read more