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Beyond Coaching BS

  • Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries
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Abstract

I find myself increasingly intimidated by people in the executive coaching world. Reading their resumés gives me a sense of unease about my own abilities. According to their narratives, these coaches have so much to offer. How can I reach the Olympian heights they profess to have reached? Will I ever be able to (and I quote) “unlock my clients’ dormant potential… provide them with a sense of self-fulfillment; and have them acquire a growth mindset?” Can I too “deepen my clients’ learning, improve their performance, and enhance their quality of life, both personally and/or professionally?” Do I have the deep knowledge to ask them really challenging questions? And will I be patient enough to let them come up with the answers?

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  • Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries
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  1. 1.INSEADFontainebleauFrance

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