Why coach in business?
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Open Dragon Boat Team
- An essential skill for a Coach
is to be able to elicit the Performer's perspectives around
their issues without 'contaminating' it with their
interpretations or judgements. We use the principles of clean
language when we work with clients. With acknowledgements to
David Grove who developed clean language and Penny Tompkins and
James Lawley www.cleanlanguage.co.uk
for making it widely accessible and for developing the modelling
of symbolic information.
- A Clean Coach seeks to reveal
the content and relationships of the Performer's perspectives
without seeking to understand them. It is like making an exact
model of something so that it is available for objective
observation and discussion rather than redesigning it so that it
makes more sense.
- Many potential Coaches fail to
make this step and then remain puzzled as to why their rapport
with Performer's is often strained.
- The benefit of having a model of
the Performer's issue is that the Performer is more able to look
dispassionately at their situation than they are able to when
'in the middle of it all'.
- A Coach has to manage the
process of the coaching conversation in order to
- Develop a richly described
- Identify resources to
support the desired outcome
- Identify barriers that need
to be changed or circumvented
- Facilitate learning