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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

Building Trust

Building trust is a core coaching competence, eloquently covered by many of the great thinkers in our field, with special mention to Stephen Covey. (‘The Speed of Trust)

The coaching challenge is how to create an atmosphere of trust at the beginning of a coaching engagement and to make sure that it is two-way trust.