On Becoming a Leadership Coach

  • Neil Stroul
  • Christine Wahl


THE OPERATIVE WORD IN THE TITLE of this chapter is “becoming.” Human beings always become something. Those who like to learn set their intention to becoming a new and learned version of their self. Those who are mindful find ways to learn from the multiple events, surprises, and disappointments that comprise daily life; they also know they will never really “arrive” at a place of achieving “becoming”—like a river that continues to flow, the lessons are too numerous, our time is too short.


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    Neil Stroul and Christine Wahl, “Being, Doing, Using: A Way to Understanding Coaching,” Choice (Fall 2003), 43–45.Google Scholar
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    Gordon W. Allport, Becoming: Basic Considerations for a Psychology of Personality (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1963).Google Scholar
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    Humberto Maturana and Francisco Varela, “Structural Determinism,” The Tree of Knowledge (Boston: Shambhala Publications, 1987).Google Scholar

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© Christine Wahl, Clarice Scriber, and Beth Bloomfield 2013

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  • Neil Stroul
  • Christine Wahl

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