positive thinking | life & executive coaching | mentoring | mental health and wellbeing

Outer You vs Inner You

It is probably clear to any of you who have been coaching for a while that the goal your coachee first presents with is rarely the real one you finally end up working on. The more authentic goal typically lurks underneath the surface and requires more probing to find.

The coaching challenge is that unless you probe with great care and unless you have a holding environment of high trust, the coachee will be wary of sharing their real goals with you.

positive thinking | life & executive coaching | mentoring | mental health and wellbeing

“The Chimp Paradox”

Prof. Steve Peters is a Consultant Psychiatrist working in elite & Olympic sport, business and education. His specialist interest is in the working of the human mind and how it can reach optimum performance applied to all walks of life.

I have found his best selling mind management book ‘The Chimp Paradox’ to be a great coaching tool.