The Case for Cultivating Present-Moment Self-Awareness in Leaders and Coaches
ASK MOST COACHES WHAT OUR WORK IS ABOUT, what it is that we do, and you will likely get some variation of the following: we assist our clients in getting from where they are today to where they want to be. Whether the coaching objective is concrete or more vague, whether the challenge is tactical or aspirational, whether the goal is a solution to a problem, the overcoming of some obstacle, or addresses some element of personal transformation, we generally see our work as being about helping our client find his or her way from some point A to some point B. And, while there is truth to such a characterization, and while the work on this level is important and useful and necessary, I maintain that there is always something much more fundamental going on in an effective coaching relationship.
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